14 Oct '15, 10am

3 mind games to get you through tough runs #running #thinkstrong

3 mind games to get you through tough runs #running #thinkstrong

I’m training for my first half marathon. I’m doing well with the physical training, but I’m really struggling with the mental side of things, from handling the distance of the long runs to finishing without whining about pretty much everything. Do you have any mental tricks to get me through? I feel like a wimp. - Kelli First off, you’re not a wimp. Anyone who is actively preparing for a half marathon - putting in the miles to build the courage to toe the start line - can’t possibly be a wimp. Second, the mental part of running is half the battle. During both training runs and races, having a few mind games in your pocket can help you finish strong and squash the gremlin that sits on your shoulder, doubting your every stride. Here are a few of my favourites: “Eat the elephant one bite at a time. ” My teammate said this to me as we waited to start the Eco-Challenge in Borne...

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