Category: Mind

Chasing Moments

Best way to start a running program. Refresh the mind. Prepare the body.

Best Way To Start A Running Program

Welcome to a new year. New goals. New running program. Over the last couple of decades I’ve tried different approaches to kick starting my next training. In this post I share what I find to be my best way to start a running program. The approach isn’t about exact mileage, paces or mix of training…
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Improve Your Patience: Improve Your Running

Patience is the ability to wait calmly in the face of adversity and frustration. Running rewards consistent and progressive training over extended time. If you improve your patience, you will improve your running.   Lately I’ve found myself thinking, “if everything would just hurry up, I’d have better patience.”   I love working towards goals,…
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Race Week Doubts . What goes through your head in the week before a big race? Doubts are normal

Hard Core 100: Race Week Doubts

What goes through your head in the week before a big race?¬†Doubts are normal. Here I share my strategies for overcoming race week doubts.   Only a couple days out from my first 100 mile race. I’m nervous. Despite having raced many different ultra distance races, this will be my furthest. Usually before a big…
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Chasing Flow In Running And Life

Chasing Flow In Running And Life

Are you chasing flow? When it feels easy to do something hard. When you are completely one with yourself and the task. These are the moments you feel truly alive.   Further along I’ll provide 5 steps I follow in chasing flow.   Is It Real?   There is a good amount of science coming…
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Habits Beat Motivation

Habits Beat Motivation

Motivation is over rated. You will do better putting effort into creating habits.   Motivation Is Limited   I’m not saying motivation isn’t any good. It is in fact quite powerful. Unfortunately it is finite. We all have so many times we don’t feel motivated. How do we keep working towards our goals when motivation…
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Fear of Failure

Fear Of Failure: Make It Your Advantage

The fear of failure of can be debilitating. It can also be used to bring out your best.   Sport is an amazing platform you can use to develop the traits that make you a better person. Endurance sports have an amazing ability to reveal a lot about yourself. To paraphrase founder of the Hawaii…
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Distraction: Mental Skills For Racing

Distraction: Mental Skills For Racing

Understanding of the human mind in sport has improved significantly in the last two decades. We have moved beyond the inverted ‘U’ of the optimal state of arousal model. There are many mental tactics a runner can use to improve race performance. These can be enhanced through training, practice and understanding. This post will focus…
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