Thought I'd do a quick post on mental toughness, since that's something I've been dealing with lately.
When I went for my long run with my mom, something that kept popping up in my head (oh around mile... two?) was that I couldn't run this far or this fast.
I know in hindsight (and kind of even then) that that thought was bull, but how do I overcome it? If I keep negative thinking, then I will not be able to preform my best on Disney Princess Half weekend (read: finish) - so I've got to figure out some helps!
I took notes on the video above and came away with this -
1) see yourself being successful
2) anticipate what might go wrong
3) use words at different segments of the race to motivate you
- Ryan Hall talks in this video below about mental training while you run. I'm going to work on adding that into my training. Easy easy.
- What might go wrong. My brain has been working overtime on that. Going to write a list tomorrow and work on good ways to handle any problems that might pop up
- Words: Any thoughts for words for my half? I think I'll split it up to fourths or approx 3 miles. I want to start using the words during my training. I will work on this as well tomorrow. :)
Any thoughts for me?
Thank you all!