When planning a race, there's so much you have to think of and work on. You have to set up a training-scheme, try-out race-food, maybe you still have to loose some weight or need to buy new workout-clothes, ..;
But one thing most of us tend to forget, is that training is also mental.
So besides physical training and lots of preparation, you should also think about making some time for the mental part of it all.
How? Well here's my experience and some tips that I use ...
1) Find a motivating mantra
My very first trailrun
Up 'till last year I had never run a half marathon nor a trail-run. But somewhere in november 2015 I saw an article in running.be magazine talking about "Crêtes de Spa", a 21K trailrun in Spa, and immediately I felt like I wanted to run this trail.
And so I did!
A few minutes after reading the add in that magazine, I had my ticket in my hands and was ready to start training towards this event!
Dog-poop everywhere ... !
I'm pretty sure everyone will recognize this feeling. You've planned several workouts this week but when the time comes, you don't feel like it.
How to deal with these situations? When should you go with the flow and when should you push yourself in working out anyway?
Oh how I envy Sleeping Beauty ...
Working out takes planning, motivation and perseverance. But what if feeling tired throws a spanner in the works? That sucks, I totally agree! But how to deal with it properly?
Hi, mijn naam is Lena en als gediplomeerd sportcoach wil ik de mensen rond mij motiveren, inspireren & helpen om hun leven over een gezonde(re) boeg te gooien