Sarah and Coach Amanda dive in to a conversation with mental skills coach Carrie Cheadle, co-author of the forthcoming book called Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries, about staying mentally strong in a race. Sarah and the coaches discuss:
-replacing dread with gratitude at a starting line;
-what grit is—and how to hone it;
-keeping your brain where your feet are in a race;
-the two levels of perceived effort—and how it’s a bit like a hall of mirrors; and
-post-race blues, and how to veer away from them.
In the relatively brief intro chitchat, Sarah shares a story about why she ended up walking barefoot halfway through a trail run. The mental skills advice starts rolling in at 15:10.
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