There is no athlete who hasn’t had to overcome an obstacle. Big or small it’s a matter of perception. Overcome obstacles by changing what you focus on. It’s within your control. Season 2 – Episode 23 — Overcoming Obstacles from Joe English on Vimeo.
Category Archives: Mindset
Time trials have to be viewed in a context of overall training. It is a part of training not something separate. These are opportunities to log progress or get a “grade” on how you are doing, just like a test in a class. You don’t want to wait until the end of the semester (race
Part of being mentally tough is avoiding excuses. Mentally tough athletes (or people in general) FIND ways to get things done instead of make excuses NOT to get things done. You can catch a program recorded on excuse making – tune in to the Runners Round Table. It’s an online podcast talk show on, for
This is my second post on the use of hypnosis as a performance enhancing aid to your running (athletic) performance. I’ll start this with a couple terms that have all kinds of connotations to people – most often negative. Hypnotherapists and writings on hypnotherapy use terms like “hypnotic state” or “trance”. No worries. It just
One of the most common requests I get is “how do i integrate the mental part of running” in everyday training. In fact in a recent survey that was #2 most common request. I’ll run a series of articles on just how to do that over the coming weeks. But, I want to start with
Building on discussions we had at camp here is a video that further discusses competitive mental game aspects. Coach Joe and I have a discussion about the racing mindset. Every high school cross country runner will learn plenty from this short video – OK maybe even the seasoned road warrior too! Desert Series Episode 20
(Originally written – Summer 2009) A mindset is a set of thought patterns and beliefs that drive our behaviors. We have mindsets about many aspects of our lives. We have a mindsets about work, play, family and more. We also have overarching mindsets that color our worlds such as optimist or pessimist. The “athlete mindset”