I’m excited to be on the @richardsrainwater team for the upcoming Run For The Water race here in Austin on nov. 4th🏃🏽♀️my austin friends, come join me in the race! I’ll be doing the 10 miler but they also have a 5k! signing up for the race includes a yoga class all together the day before & an after race party 🙌🏻 plus all proceeds go to @gzlfoundation ✨this will be my first race in exactly a year & im excited to get back into it 👀 my runner friends! what’s a race that you’ve done that I should put on my list to do!? happy wednesday💕
5 tips to mentally prepare you for your peak race, just around the corner. What would you add?:
1️⃣Visualize your race from start to finish. Visualize yourself responding to different scenarios and making strong race day choices. Once the race starts, you’ll be able to execute yet calmly adapt as needed.
2️⃣Create a positive space leading up to the race. Don’t waste energy on negative situations or people. You cannot control everything, but when your environment is as peaceful as possible, you can focus on the task at hand. Then fill your mind with positive reminders.
3️⃣Don’t add or change anything during taper. When people get nervous leading up to races, they sometimes add new exercises or go too hard on easy runs for fear of “getting out of shape.” Trust yourself and your training enough to say “I am doing the right thing.”
4️⃣Remind yourself that you can find ease in discomfort. You know running a race will require a tremendous amount of effort. Instead of backing off when things are challenging, lean in. You CAN stay in that zone for a long time if you train your mind to say, “I’m fine. I got this!”
5️⃣Write out your race plan the week before. Create a plan so you can break the race into segments. Then set it aside and just relax race week. Knowing that you’ll make race day decisions in the moment and that you have your plan (and flexibility) in place, let your mind be at ease. Once the gun goes off, you’ll know exactly what to do. Just run!
“Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate.” ― Deena Kastor
A pre race moment from this weekends @durban10k race - Definitely caught in the zone! 3️⃣-2️⃣-1️⃣-🏃🏼♀️💥 #Repost @tobisa ・・・
I am privileged to week in week out watch some of our greatest athletes perform there “art” ! The hours of commitment and dedication is something few of us understand ! The balance of mind, body and performance is so finely tuned ! So my mad #respect for @gerdarun ! Truly a super athlete good luck @nycmarathon 👍😎📸 #volumephoto#nedbankrunningclub#asa