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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Wisdom v weakness

If the race isn’t going to plan, don’t keep pushing yourself at a pace you can’t sustain. If an injury is shouting at you to stop or slow down, don’t be afraid to listen. I’m not saying that you should slow down or wimp out at the first opportunity, but be sensible and review the situation as it unfolds.

If something negative does happen, assess the situation and set a new goal or target. There’s little point getting a PB for the first 15 miles, then having to walk the rest. There’s a difference between mental weakness and wisdom.

It’s more brave and wise to assess the situation honestly and refocus, even if that means backing off and being fit enough to return to battle another day, rather than knackering yourself for months or years.

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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'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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