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Runners-to-Runners is not Apples-to-Apples

A common reasoning goes something like this: Everyone is created equal. Everyone can do anything they put their minds to. If Jane trains 100 miles a week and runs a 3-hour marathon… Then if I train 100 miles per week … Continue reading

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Perspective on NOT Running – Another Reframe

Sometimes we get so close to situations, activities or relationships that our view becomes skewed. I recently posted about reframing. This is a mental game skill that helps us cope with situations by purposely seeing them from a different light, … Continue reading

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EIA or LRT – The Art of Reframing

I had a tough run yesterday but it reminded me of an important mental skill. It’s the mental game technique called reframing. We give everything in life a frame. A frame is a standard of reference that people use to give … Continue reading

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Lessons on Training: Runner-to-Cyclist-to-Runner

Once in awhile an athlete I work with will offer feedback that is articulate, insightful that it needs to be shared with other athletes. The following training learning points come from a cyclist – Gary Smith – who I’ve had … Continue reading

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Positive Thinking – Optimism – And Mental Toughness

“Think it and you can achieve it.” “Positive thoughts bring positive results.” “Likes attract likes – so thinking positive attracts positives.” The Power of Positive Thinking The Law of Attraction The Secret What do those items have in common? Some … Continue reading

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Peak Performance Driving – Lessons from Elite Race Car Drivers

[I know that this blog is supposed to be about running. I also cover the mental game of running and racing. But, as a mental game coach I actually work with many sports/athletes – tennis, golf, bowling, baseball, football, basketball, … Continue reading

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Focusing = Performance and Happiness

I read awhile back that a Harvard study revealed that when people are focused they are happier. This is actually an interesting yet not surprising finding. And it relates to one of the fundamental principles of mental game training for … Continue reading

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