3 simple exercises to develop mental toughness

3 simple exercises to develop mental toughness

Dan Golding is a respected triathlon coach and author of Triathlon For Beginners and Triathlon: Winning at 70.3. How to Dominate the Middle Distance.  

Through his coaching practice and training camps, Dan has seen the immense need for aligning mental strategies with physical training as this critical aspect of success is severely lacking for most athletes. 

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What can runners learn from FBI undercover agents?

What can runners learn from FBI undercover agents?

LaRae Quy was an FBI undercover and counterintelligence agent for 24 years. As an FBI agent, she developed the mental toughness to survive in environments of risk, uncertainty, and deception.  

LaRae has agreed to share some of her mental toughness secrets with Rundamentalists readers to help give you a competitive advantage.

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3 things mental strength trainers teach olympic athletes

3 things mental strength trainers teach olympic athletes

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist and the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, a bestselling book that is being translated into more than 20 languages. Amy loves to share the latest research on resilience and the best strategies for overcoming adversity and building mental muscle. In this post Amy explores what we can learn from elite athletes to develop a winning mindset.

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12.5 easy ways to screw up a marathon

12.5 easy ways to screw up a marathon

It is exactly one week since I ran the Illinois Marathon in my slowest ever (uninjured) time. Age grading the result in the Yale Run Age calculator (aka The Runner’s Time Machine) confirmed that I performed as my 75 year-old self. In short it was a ‘stinker’.

Recalling the interview with the eminent sports psychologist, Dr. Jim Afremow, a winning mindset looks at a defeat as a learning opportunity. Dr. Jim advocates “Win or Learn” rather than the more typical Win-Lose mentality.

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Improve focus and motivation

Improve focus and motivation

Our guest expert this week is Dr. Jason Selk; considered to be one of the premier performance coaches in the United States. He helps numerous well-known professional and Olympic athletes, as well as Fortune 500 executives and organizations develop the mental toughness necessary for high-level success.

Dr. Selk’s book 10-Minute Toughness explains how to be mentally prepared for competition. Targeting tools for mental toughness, it is designed to help athletes identify what it takes to be successful and to improve focus, concentration, confidence, and motivation requiring just 10 minutes of practice per day.

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I think, therefore I am a runner

I think, therefore I am a runner

As a runner, your biggest asset (or sometimes your greatest enemy) is your brain. What you think and feel on and off the road also has a huge influence over how you perform once you lace up. In his latest book (The Runner’s Brain)…Dr. Jeff Brown - the psychologist for the Boston Marathon medical team and member of Runner’s World magazine’s scientific advisory board, outlines how you can literally rewire your mind for a lifetime of athletic success.

Full of fascinating insights from runners of all abilities-including champion marathoner Meb Keflezighi and other greats….the book includes key information that's been proven to work both in the lab and on the road. We are therefore delighted that Dr. Brown, Liz Neporent, Rodale Books and Runner’s World have agreed to share an excerpt.

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