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Competitive runners focus heavily on the physical aspects of the sport: long runs, speed work, nutrition, cross-training, stretching and more. But often times leave out a key aspect of it: mental training. “A thinking athlete is going to be a bad athlete,” said Dean Hebert, a certified mental-game coach based in Scottsdale, Arizona who works […]
In this excerpt from Run Like a Champion: An Olympian’s Approach for Every Runner, two-time Olympic runner Alan Culpepper shares the first step in sport psychology that helped him find running success at the highest levels of the sport. STEP 1: Recognize Your Incentive If you’re reading this book, there is a good chance that you are motivated to improve as a […]
While the day of the prepackaged gel and bar hasn’t yet come and gone, and likely won’t ever disappear, there is a broad movement in sports nutrition toward once again embracing real food. More people are becoming aware of the potential benefits of ditching some of the store-bought stuff for made-with-love forms of performance nutrition […]