the mantra so powerful.Mantra magic"A mantra is a mental device - a word or phrase - that we can fix upon to drive our attention inwards," explains yoga teacher and runner Laura Denham-Jones (yogaforrunners.co.uk). "The word mantra comes from the Sanskrit
Learning how to manage injury – and the threat of injury – is an unavoidable side-effect of being a runner, but how can you tell whether the sudden onset of pain will pass in a couple of miles or is a sign of something more serious? Is the only option to give up and go home, or s...
GETTY IMAGESPicture the scene (you may not have to try too hard). You’re in good shape, you’re enjoying your run and suddenly something hurts. How do you know whether to run through it – crying ‘no pain, no gain’ – or to rest for five minutes; whether to walk home immediately or ...
) it wasn't the end of the world.The most memorable moment for me was repeating the mantra RW suggested I have for the tough times "I am a good and strong runner and I can and will finish" through the last six miles.The thing I would try to do differently I
to the start was the mantra - 99 per cent of people that start finish you see.... Then we were off, a wee knock on the head from the man with the tiger, a quick chat to some fellow first-timers and then the start line - no going back now! What an atmosphere
-Then PlanningThis is a strategy of two halves. First, identify the barrier, then work out a possible solution. This forms an 'if-then' mantra: "If I feel anxious, then I remember that even my worst performance is pretty good." Or, "If I feel sluggish, then I
I stop at traffic lights. Strange as it may sound, I really can't wait to test how fast I can go on my Genesis Equilibrium 10. I'm expecting sweat, pain and lycra, but my mantra is simple: bring it on!Tomorrow's event marks not only my first cycle
keep going.I have a mantra that I repeat over and over. I also have it written on a wristband and on my water bottle and keep referring to it during a race to keep me motivated. But I'm not going to tell you what it is.Stay in the moment. Focus
, I decided to focus on mileage rather than quality training. Running 80 poor miles a week (rather than 60 quality ones) was a mistake and I do really need to remind myself of the mantra "PMA not PMT". That's Positive Mental Attitude not Pre
to form. As soon as Ive finished this piece, I shall strap myself into the sledge harness, buckle myself to the dog, swallow the mornings dose of slippery elm food, rattle off a couple of mantras at the shrine and set off for work.As I skip through
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