7 traits of mentally tough runners:

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Do you know what makes runners mentally tough, especially when workouts or races are not going well? Do you know the best way to develop resilience in tight situations? To answer these questions, you must first understand what mental toughness means to a runner. What is mental toughness for runners? Mental toughness is the capacity to reliably perform at your best regardless of external conditions, distractions or internal emotions. As a champion athlete and sports psychologist who has worked extensively with Olympic athletes and runners of all levels over the years, I have developed a constellation of key traits and habits that define mental toughness. The good news is that you do not have to be born with mental toughness. Mental toughness is an acquired trait. You don’t have to go through a life-threatening experience to gain it. You can learn to be mentally tough throug...

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