6 Science-Backed Reasons to be a More Mindful Runner

6 Science-Backed Reasons to be a More Mindful Runner

This Rundamentalists episode is an insightful article written by Mackenzie L. Havey, the author of the forthcoming book, Mindful Running. Mackenzie highlights six key reasons runners should consider embracing mindfulness and the shares the supporting science.

The last two decades have made way for a growing body of research supporting the use of mindfulness-based interventions to decrease stress, anxiety and depression, reduce inflammation, boost the immune system and improve sleep among other things.

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Dean Karnazes Explores The Mental Battle Involved in Surviving a Marathon

Dean Karnazes Explores The Mental Battle Involved in Surviving a Marathon

Running legend Dean Karnazes proves he is not just an exceptional endurance athlete….he is also a great writer. In his latest inspirational book: The Road To Sparta, Dean openly shares the physical and mental pain he endured during one of his toughest ever challenges. He has kindly agreed to share his vivid description of what it takes to run a marathon. If you have survived the marathon (or plan to) you will find reading this text a very emotional experience. Enjoy.

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Copy the visualization secrets of elite athletes

Copy the visualization secrets of elite athletes

Our guest expert, Christie Jenkins is a world class athlete in three different sports: Trampolining, Beach Volleyball and Crossfit.

In this practical, ‘How To’ guide, Christie explains easy ways to incorporate Visualization into your daily routine.

Visualization is a technique used by elite athletes for a reason – it works.

If you are striving to improve your running and triathlon performance…Christie’s advice will help you achieve your goals.

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Winning the mental fitness marathon

Winning the mental fitness marathon

Our guest expert for this episode, Dr. Danelle Kabush has over a decade of experience working as certified sport psychology consultant with several national sport teams via the Canadian Sport Institute. 

Danelle shares with rundamentalists readers how to build a practical mental fitness plan to improve your performance and recovery.

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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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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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