Four Essential Mental Skills To Unlock Your Full Running Potential
Have you ever found yourself struggling to maintain your motivation, focus, or confidence during training or competition? If so, you’re not alone. Many runners, from beginners to elite, experience these challenges. However, the good news is that you can overcome them through sport psychology training. In this blog post, I’ll explain the benefits of sport psychology training for runners of all abilities and provide practical mental skills that you can use to improve your running.
What is Sport Psychology?
Sport psychology is the study of how psychological factors influence sports performance and
What are the best mental skills for runners?
Developing mental strength in any sport is essential, but it’s often overlooked. Many athletes focus on their Physical, Technical and Tactical development, but this leaves Psychological development unchecked. Think about it…when was the last time you actually set time aside to train your mental skills?
WHAT MENTAL SKILLS COULD I USE TO DEVELOP MY RUNNING?
There are LOTS of mental skills that runners can use. Some of the best tried and tested skills for runners include:
Visualisation: Visualisation (also known as mental rehearsal or imagery), is the practice of creating mental images