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It doesn't matter the distance — whether it's the last 5 miles in a marathon or the few minutes in a 5K, negative thoughts will start creeping in: "I'm tired!" "I'm dying!" "I can't do this!" But then we round the corner and see the finish line and our legs kick it in. What changed? Our thinking. All of a sudden we're telling ourselves we got this. Today, Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, talks about mental training and how important it is not only for running but in life. Our brains tell us we can't go on long before our bodies do. We need to train our brains the same way we train our legs. Listen in!
Believe you can do hard things! That's the message of today's training tip from Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson. No matter in running or in life, there is power in positive thinking. Your mental attitude is crucial to your overall health.
Change "I can't do this" into "I can do this." Adopting a positive mindset increases your chances of success. Learn a few ways to incorporate positive thinking into your daily training.
Today, Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, talks about cross training. What is cross training and what are the benefits for runners? Cross training is any activity that complements your running training and makes you a better runner. Examples include strength training, swimming, cycling, walking and hiking, yoga and pilates. Cross training helps prevent injuries, improves running efficiency and endurance, helps target specific deficiencies, prevents burn-out and over training, gives you athletic range and accelerates recovery. Listen in and incorporate cross training into your schedule!
Today, Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, talks about easy days! What defines an easy day? And why should you have it in your training schedule?
Carrie defines easy days as a run at a conversational pace, meaning you can easily talk during this pace. It's basically a recovery run that helps your body to adapt and safely progress to the harder, more intense runs.
Check out this article from Runner's World to learn more about easy days.