09 Apr '16, 2pm

9 ways to boost your mental strength on runs

Think about your running heroes – they may include Olympians as well as the pack leaders in your local running club. Most people aren’t blessed with the lightning-like fast twitch muscle fibres of Usain Bolt or the innate prowess of their club’s podium climbers, but some of the traits you admire in them – their confidence, concentration and commitment – are within you. You just have to tap into your hidden potential. The mental strategies that follow are based on classic studies, along with the latest research findings in performance psychology and my own extensive professional experience working as a sports psychologist with professional athletes. These tips will help you learn how to think, feel and act like a champion so you can develop a mindset that’ll unlock your full athletic ability. See success Imagining an optimal performance is accomplished by creating a clear m...

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