Have these thoughts crossed your mind? “Why am I doing this?” “I have so far to go.” “I want to stop running.” Plus, your internal critic tells you you’re not a runner, you’re not fast enough, and that you’re not ready. There’s no doubt you’re physically fit. You’ve used expert running advice, followed your training […]
As an endurance athlete, you’re good at setting long-term goals and achieving them. But when the grind sets in and your motivation wanes because the road’s mundane, routine, and boring, you might tell yourself that it’s not worth it anymore. Even high achievers need a boost of motivation when goals appear unreachable. You’ll learn how […]
“Did I train hard enough?” It’s a good bet you’ve thought this at every race start. Chances are you did everything you could do until race day. While pre-race jitters are a normal part of racing, experiencing paralyzing fear and doubt wreaks your ability to perform up to your physical potential. And if you want […]
Are you bouncing back from an injury and feeling frustrated? It’s normal to compare your endurance today to your endurance pre-injury. Prescribed rest and taking it easy just feels like your hard work invested in maintaining speed and power is fading away. And once you’re cleared to train again, it’s tempting to rush the recovery […]
How to Get Into the Zone The first time Amy Hastings ran the 2012 marathon trials in preparation for the London games, she placed fourth, missing the top third qualifying spot by one minute and thirty-nine seconds. But it was a different story four years later, when she found her zone during the 2016 marathon […]
The State of Flow Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, born in 1934, spent his childhood in Europe, during World War II. He was shipped off to an Italian prison camp when he was seven years old where he observed how adults were incapable of coping with war’s destruction. This observation led him to ask, “What made life worth living?” […]
If you struggle with finding time to drive to a gym or balk at the high cost of joining one, home fitness training might be the ideal way for you to get and stay fit. You’ll need a small space, a handful of gym essentials (or none at all), and a few minutes for home […]
If you’re ready to start cycling, here you’ll find a guide to shopping for your first road bike, along with recommendations on the top road bikes for beginners. Before You Start Shopping If you already know that heart-healthy cycling develops your balance, improves your decision making skills, you might just be ready to reap these benefits […]
Daily Motivation and Your Fitness Goals
If you’ve ever started working toward a goal, you know that motivation is high at the beginning. But then eventually, the act of summoning daily motivation and overcoming mental obstacles becomes a workout and chore in and of itself.
Here are two ideas to help with getting your daily motivation.
New runners, this guide’s for you. Here’s the deal.