26 Feb '16, 9pm

Reach Your Goals by Breaking Mental Barriers

Reach Your Goals by Breaking Mental Barriers

Normally, I can’t run with Tom unless we do some kind of contained workout (stadium stairs) or unless he ties his ankles together (this has yet to happen). I told him that I needed to do more hillwork for my upcoming marathon in Big Sur , so I wanted to see if he was willing to do 45 minutes of up-and-downs on perhaps the longest and steepest hill in town: the one with the tempting Dairy Queen at the top. “Yessir,” he texted back. Tom, who’s on a quest to PR a 10K and just PR’d a 5K with a sub-22, zipped up and down that sucker smoothly and strongly. I plugged away, slowly and steadily. I tried to focus on the proper form of running up, the right form for running down. What was most significant to me that day wasn’t that I initiated and completed a hill workout that I have typically avoided, but what didn’t happen. RELATED: Four Ways to Build Mental Toughness I didn’t spen...

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