20 Feb '13, 6am

Mental Training for Endurance Athletes

Mental Training for Endurance Athletes by GaryD Spread it! Tweet Special Note: This is a piece I wrote back in 2003 when trying to share some ideas about mentally preparing for competition with Elaine Breeden. Over 8 years later, I realize these concepts are ideas that I’ve not coached well as of late. Nor have I been a good role model in displaying these methods. There is no irony when I am constantly looking back to the 2002 to 2003 seasons, trying to figure out what “magic” I had then that I don’t now. One thing that seems to stick out to me looking at this today is this concept, “the individual must keep a passive attitude towards distractions”. With all the technology involved in our sports today (power meters, gps devices, heart rate monitors, etc) many of us have lost the ability to tap into our “inner source” to achieve our goals. If data is all that mattered, we’d...

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