Tag Archives: Mental Game

REVIEW: Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory

Let Your Mind Run – a book you gotta get! Continue reading

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Last Best

When did you realize you were never going to run faster? Continue reading

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Finishing Last

“I’ll be the slowest one out there.” “I’ll be last.” In every race, someone has to finish last. True. And no one actually has it as a goal to finish last. Like Jennifer’s friend in this article I have often said … Continue reading

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Mental Game Boot Camp – Registration is Open

Mental Game Boot Camp 2013 Greetings All! Registration is now open for the Mental Game Boot Camp. Athletes, performing artists, business professionals, students – EVERYONE – can learn to manage their mental game to enable them to perform at their … Continue reading

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Summer Mental Game Boot Camp – Plan Now

Have you ever thought to yourself that just maybe you could benefit from mental toughness training but … …you weren’t sure how to get it? …weren’t sure if it would help? …you didn’t think you could afford it? …you needed … Continue reading

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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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Preventing Abuse in Sports – A Mental Game Perspective

I am very pleased share with everyone and to be a part of the Athlete Safety Alliance (ASA) training and education program on abuse in athletics. This organization develops online training programs and risk management services designed to protect athletes and sports … Continue reading

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