Pro pep talk

Runner's World (UK) - - Fuel -

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

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