The race we train for is important, but a significant amount of time, preparation and energy goes into the training for the race itself, not just physically but mentally.
This conversation is with Psychologist and CBT Therapist Psychologist Joanna Rodriguez, and we dive into what is happening in our minds during a training cycle, and share advice to develop awareness with the aim, to get the best out of yourself from a mental perspective.
Full disclaimer: There are no quick fixes, a lot of the mental techniques shared in this conversation need time, and consistent action to implement. In this conversation we discuss:
How to focus on your future goal but not letting it become a limiter.
Moving beyond motivation.
Visualisation, mindful mediation, thought challenging, being kinder to yourself.
Being comfortable in the discomfort of training.
Managing injuries, setbacks and challenges in training.
Being mindful of appreciating the goal but also being grateful for this moment.
How missing or reaching the goal isn’t the end point.
From the individuals she has worked with, what’s a common theme that leads them towards and away from performing at their best level.
If you’ve enjoyed this conversation, listen back to the first podcast with Jo (#69 - Strengthen your mindset for optimal running).
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