Your legs and lungs may burn, but running can be just as taxing on your brain. From deciding to lace up to battling through every mile, “the method of running is psychological,” says Jeff Brown, Psy.D., an assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School. “Mentally coping with tough spots in running is crucial.” Here are a few ways to help you fight through these mental hurdles:
Athletes who pictured themselves focused and in control developed the strength of mind necessary to succeed, as outlined by research conducted recently. Before your run (and if your energy begins to wane partway through), imagine yourself running strong around the block or over the finish line.
Find Your Mantra.
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