How To Build Mental Toughness for Runners

Most of the runners I coach want to know how to build mental toughness. When things get hard in a race or tough workout, they tend to break

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Breaking 19:00 with a Mental Breakthrough

Runners love two things:  running and round numbers. We don’t like to run 7.98 miles.  We like to run 8, so we’ll take an extra few steps past

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The Breath: The Simple Way to Improve Your Running Right Now

Breathe.  Just breathe. It seems like we shouldn’t have to think about breathing.  After all, our bodies are designed to breathe involuntarily without a conscious thought from us.

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Stop Listening to Your Body! It’s Lying to You.

I inwardly cringe whenever I hear the phrase “listen to your body.” I realize the spirit behind the message is to be aware of your body’s signals and

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The Goal Conforms to the Individual

The goal is absolutely secondary: it is the functioning toward the goal which is important. —Hunter S. Thompson I am eight days away from my goal marathon in

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It’s Not the Legs or the Lungs; It’s the Brain

Running hurts.  That is the main reason most people don’t do it.  Sure, if you start slowly, incrementally increase your pace and distance, and choose to only run

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