Pro pep talk
When fatigue begins to set in, negative thoughts are not too far behind and then your performance suffers. Training your brain to harness positive thinking can help you stop that cycle. Here's how a few elite runners do it.
‘On uphills, my mantra is “Keep it together!”. I also think, over and over, “Quick and light.”’ Sage Canaday, 2014 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50-mile champion ‘I like “Do the work” when I’m doing long workouts. I cope with negative thoughts by replacing them with that mantra.’ Kim Conley, 5000m Olympian in 2012 ‘I like this, from the novel The Power of
One: 'First with the head, then the heart, that's how a man stays ahead from the start.’ Tyler Mccandless, 2:15 marathoner