After introductions everyone went on an easy 2 mile run. Then it was time for lunch and a little recovery time. Three teams of runners rotated through: Excuse Making 101; You know you’re a runner when…; and the M4PAASS Mental Game Assessment (This is a proprietary Mental Toughness assessment I use with all my mental game clients.) It breaks mental toughness down into four major categories as well as a final cumulative score for the assessment. Everyone has copies of their assessment scoring.
Bringing everyone together we launched into the topic of mental toughness and the 3 key components and the one secret to mastering it. All sounding simple – but not easy. They now know what it takes for mental toughness. During the week we will address some finer points of specific aspects & techniques of mental game training.
An afternoon of drills and then an easy run of 2-4 miles (depending on paces). And we were escorted all the way by our 4 intrepid cyclists. These 4 are injured and cannot run though some can do some of the drills and other workouts. My hat is of to them. It is so difficult to see others do what you love. But there’s the rub… they can use this to their advantage should they choose. They have the chance to learn and apply everything we talk about on mental toughness; and perhaps better than everyone else here. We’ll see…
“Fire on the Track” the story of Steve Prefontaine was our feature film this evening. It makes many points on mental toughness and drove it home with how Pre approached not only running but life.
Now – lights out.