Marathon Toolkit: Engage your Brain

Discover how to use one of your best assets - your mind - to greatest effect in your spring marathon



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Self-talk success

Be realistic. During a rough period, don’t try to go extremely positive, saying things like, “I’m running as fast as a cheetah” or “I feel amazing,” because right then, if you are feeling more like you’re running with two fridges on your back, your brain will reject the positive statement. Instead, pick something that’s believable and focus on that. You could try, “I’m doing well” or “Good job, keep it up.” Those statements are more believable, helpful and positive in a way that your brain can accept.

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is your brain a muscle????...or even your mind?


Posted: 11/04/2012 at 15:26

It probably is if you think it is.

*ponders the enormity of it all*


Posted: 11/04/2012 at 16:17

ah wow maaan, yeah Phil, I totally dig that!

Brain - my 2nd favourite organ.


Posted: 11/04/2012 at 22:10

This sport can ignite our brain to function properly and provide progressive ans strenght thinking.

 

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Posted: 21/06/2012 at 10:25

ofcourse it's a muscle.....it's of your body! we are all muscle....and muscle has memory - keep running!
Posted: 23/11/2012 at 00:06

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