Thursday, September 15, 2011
Building Mental Toughness
Successful participation in an endurance event requires as much mental training as physical training.
Ask anyone who's competed in marathons and they will confirm this advice. Additionally, today's winning athletes are beginning to understand that overcoming obstacles they face is simply a matter of adjusting their attitudes.
Creating a "mental strategy" with your training plan is important - do you have a mantra, like-minded training partners and other mental aids to help you in this process? Check out this post from the Frayed Laces blog and learn more about strategies you can use to help you develop your mental toughness.
A recent article in Newsweek also poses the benefits of honing your mental game in fitness endeavors.