No i haven’t locked myself in my bedroom and started listening to Morrissey on repeat, I’m talking about becoming a loser in a positive way (is that even english?).
- Lose the Ego
You dont always have to be the first home on the training run or pull out one more rep than everyone else on that hill.We are all chasing different goals and is pushing past your limits every session really worth it? Save it for race day!
- Lose the self Doubt
‘I cant do that’
‘It’s too hard’
‘I will never be that fast’
Sound familiar? There really is no magic bullet in running,it’s just consistent sensible training. Having a negative mindset is a real issue with so many Athletes (myself included) The mind gives up well before the body in every single one of us. Remember you dont have to be the best ever,you only have to be the best you on that day.
- Lose the Obsession with GPS
Yes we all wear them (I currently own a Garmin Fenix 3 and never take it off!) But we are all far too obsessed with Avg splits, cadence , HRM ,ground contact, vertical ratio (WTF) the list goes on.
If you set for example pace limits in a 10k what happens if you feel really good running at that pace,You can’t possibly push on can you just incase your watch blows up on your wrist! its better to use these devices as a GUIDE, they are great training tools but in races i only ever have mine on time of day with lap pacing popping up every mile.Stop staring and start running!
- Lose the Limits
The only thing stopping you from your goal is you. Im obviously talking realistically,if your goal is to fly or to beat me to the last ferrero rocher you are out of luck!
Pick your goals sensibly ,Train smart and reap the rewards of a job well done