This comment comes from one of my Mental Game Boot Camp attendees. It is a situation many runners face after a breakthrough performance. “A year and a half ago I unexpectedly had an almost 12-min PR in a half marathon. I thought it was a fluke and have struggled with the mental aspects of running
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Mental game techniques encompass aspects of goal setting, focus and refocusing cues, visualization/imagery, performance triggers and cues, reframing, relaxation, process goals, confidence builders, affirmations, emotion control, dealing with fears, personal motivators – and much more. Each of these have many techniques and skills to master. And all of these encompass the concept of mental toughness. So,
Recently I had a couple athletes mention to me that they weren’t sure if mental game coaching was warranted for them. They alluded to must being “abnormal” or “kinda crazy” if someone would need a mental game coach. It’s a curious stigma attached to mental game coaching field. Mental game coaching, mental toughness coaching, or
You know, I got to thinking the other day. (Not always a good thing mind you.) Everyone loves success: athletes, coaches, parents, athletic directors, schools, fans. Everyone loves to win or be a winner. Which brings me to my point. If we define ourselves by our victories alone; conversely if we define ourselves by the
In my first post on this topic I posed that belief in your training program and your coach is an essential element to success. If that “coach” is you then you have to believe in how you apply all the information you have found. If you coach others, it’s critical to build confidence in your
Sports psychologist Ken Ravizza gives interesting advice: stop having a great day. Just what does that mean and why does he say that? Do you bemoan the fact that you don’t feel good today and still need to do a workout? Would you agree that in life we don’t always feel like doing the things
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