Joan Samuelson Offers Tips For Training Your Brain For Race Day

Over time, research shows that the brain is like a muscle—and, as Khan Academy says—”It gets stronger with practice.” This is true when reading a book, learning a new recipe or even training for an running a race. It is easy to forget that we need to train mentally when it isn’t listed in our training plans between Thursday’s fartleks or Saturday’s long run. But just as we train our legs and lungs, it is just as important to train our brains. “Just like you have to train your muscles physically, you have to train your brain mentally,” explains Dr. Beth McQuinston, a neurologist and the Medical Director of Abbott , the sponsor of the World Marathon Majors . “You need both your muscles and your brain working together.” As Abbott’s medical director, McQuinston sees runners in all stages of life and experience who are competing not only in the World Marathon Majors as a whole,...

Full article: http://womensrunning.competitor.com/2016/03/inspiration/j...

Tweets

Joan Samuelson offers best tips for mentally pr...

Over time, research shows that the brain is like a muscle—and, as Khan Academy says—”It gets stronger with practice.” This...

Tips for Living

greenhomeguide.com 02 Apr '16, 12pm

Recycling is important, but first and foremost: use less. Watch The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard to find out why. The...

9 Tips for Making Your Data Visualization More ...

searchenginejournal.com 29 Mar '16, 12pm

The more data, the easier it is to persuade customers to purchase our products and services, right? Data can help build co...

Who are your top picks for The Masters this year? Is it going to be Day's day?

Who are your top picks for The Masters this yea...

pgatour.com 28 Mar '16, 1pm

AUSTIN, Texas – A few observations from the final day of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play, where Jason Day out...

Should You Lose Weight and Train for a Race at the Same Time?

Should You Lose Weight and Train for a Race at ...

womensrunning.competitor.com 28 Mar '16, 11pm

Runners have long enjoyed the weight-loss benefits of our great sport. It seems like every week there are new studies conf...

4 things not to do in your marathon taper

4 things not to do in your marathon taper

runnersworld.co.uk 27 Mar '16, 6pm

I’m training for my fifth marathon and looking to improve my performance. I need help on my tapering phase. I typically go...

Around the Bay @bayracerun #ATB30K is one week ...

runningmagazine.ca 27 Mar '16, 3pm

All races take place from FirstOntario Centre (known previously as Copps Coliseum) in downtown Hamilton, which also hosts ...

Our Easter extravaganza and my training last week!

hungryrunnergirl.com 28 Mar '16, 12pm

Yesterday was my long run of 8 miles. I thought I was taking it easy but my last 4 miles were faster than my first 4. I fe...

Are You Making These Marathon Training Mistakes?

running.competitor.com 29 Mar '16, 8pm

Table of Contents Introduction Not Respecting the Long Run Rushed Training Racing on Empty Page 1 of 4 Introduction Not Re...

CROSS-TRAINING: TOP TIPS FOR INJURED RUNNERS

inov-8.com 26 Mar '16, 11pm

Cross-Training: Top Tips For Injured Runners / Injured runner Mary Wilkinson feeding her inner competitor by taking part i...

6 Tips to Save Water in the Kitchen

greenhomeguide.com 02 Apr '16, 7pm

The age-old debate about whether dishwashers or hand washing saves more water doesn’t have a cut-and-dried answer; it all ...

See More Photos of Gigi, Joan & Lily for #StuartWeitzman’s Spring Ads https://t.co/g13owCZGB4

See More Photos of Gigi, Joan & Lily for #Stuar...

WardrobeTrendsFashion.com 27 Mar '16, 11pm

The shoe brand has also released a behind the scenes look at the campaign shooting with a short video clip featured above....

Head over to the SoleStyle blog for some spring...

payless.com 29 Mar '16, 1am

With spring right around the corner, you might be thinking about going through your closets and doing a deep spring clean....

Can Running at Altitude Help My Marathon?

strengthrunning.com 30 Mar '16, 2pm

Running at altitude is tough : with less oxygen in the air and a higher risk of dehydration, you’ll inevitably run slower....

Trail Sisters examine how women's races change ...

irunfar.com 30 Mar '16, 10am

As a woman, a fan of the sport in general, and someone who spends a lot of hours tracking the progress of men and women th...