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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8 strategies to boost your confidence

8 strategies to boost your confidence

In this post, sports psychology expert and best-selling author Jim Afremow, Ph.D. shares more mental toughness secrets used by elite athletes; focusing on the role of confidence with an excerpt from The Champion’s Comeback: How Great Athletes Recover, Reflect, and Reignite.

With confidence you can race at your best when it matters most. Here are eight strategies for boosting your confidence:

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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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Steve Cannon: My 1037 mile run around Lake Michigan

Steve Cannon: My 1037 mile run around Lake Michigan

Life, Love, Loss and a Historic Run! 40 Days is a brutally honest and inspiring story about Steve Cannon’s historic journey around Lake Michigan. Just imagine averaging a marathon a day for 40 straight days, it’s a story of dedication and determination, love and loss, and living in the moment. And most importantly, it confirms what can happen when you push yourself farther than you ever thought was possible.

Steve has kindly agreed to share a part of his inspiring book with followers of Rundamentalists …Enjoy.

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Two hours: The quest to run the impossible marathon

Two hours: The quest to run the impossible marathon

Two hours to cover twenty-six miles and 385 yards. It is running’s Everest, a feat once seen as impossible for the human body. But now we can glimpse the mountaintop. The sub-two hour marathon will require an exceptional combination of speed, mental strength, and endurance. In this episode, award winning journalist, Ed Caesar is sharing a section of his fascinating book: Two Hours – The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon

Ed traces the history of the marathon as well as the science, physiology, and psychology involved in running so fast for so long. And he shows us why this most democratic of races retains its brutal, enthralling appeal—and why we are drawn to test ourselves to the limit.

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8.5 tips for making running goals that last

8.5 tips for making running goals that last

For many runners, the New Year signifies a fresh start; a time to think about goals and the commitments you plan to make. Yet, for all the initial enthusiasm, keeping yourself motivated, committed (beyond Jan 2nd) and moving toward the accomplishment of those goals is often tough.

If you’re tired of setting goals and making resolutions that quickly fade, consider our expert tips to help you stay focused.

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