Mental Training for Runners

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-04-15
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
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This book explains how to improve motivations, why and how you lose motivation and it gives specific tips and methods for staying at your best.

Table of Contents

Your Inner Strength - Believe In It!p. 8
Preface: To Be Happy, Joyous, Confidentp. 9
The Ultimate Source of Motivationp. 11
Glossary of Mind-Body Elementsp. 13
The Mind and Body Are Connectedp. 16
Why Do We Feel Unmotivated?p. 21
Understanding the Sources of Stress/Pressure
Diffusing Stress/Pressure
Tools That Give You Control
The Stress of Top Performance
Managing Unresolved Issues
Mental Trainingp. 29
Your Motivation Training Planp. 33
No More Excusesp. 37
Mental Training Programsp. 43
Situationsp. 51
Getting Out The Door Early in the Morning
Getting Out The Door After Work, School, a Tough Day
Finishing A Tough Workout
I Can Do the Next Segment
Finishing a Tough Race
Coming Back from an Injury
Coming Back from an Illness
Coming Back from an Extended Layoff
Coming Back after a Bad Race or Workout
Burning More Fat
A Close Running Friend Moves Away, etc.
Managing TMS
The Final Countdownp. 68
Inspirational Storiesp. 73
Billy Mills
Racing Cancer
Marathon Records After Age 80
Dave Wottle: Don't Give Up
85 Pounds Lighter - Inspired by a Training Group
Lasse Viren - When You Get Knocked Down, Get Up
145 lbs lighter
Overcoming an Eating Disorder
Training Tools That Manage/Lower Workout Stressp. 81
The ˘Magic Mile÷ Is Your Reality Checkp. 83
Your Journal Gives You Control Over the Trainingp. 89
Smooth Running Form Reduces Pain and Stressp. 95
The Drillsp. 103
CD - The Cadence Drill for Faster Turnover
Acceleration-Glider Drills
Hill Training for Strength and Race Preparationp. 107
Mantrasp. 110
The Galloway Run-Walk-Run ™ Methodp. 114
Good Blood Sugar = Motivationp. 118
Troubleshooting: Knowing That There is a Solution to a Problem Reduces Stress and Improves Attitudep. 121
How Do I Start Back When I've Had Time Off?
It Hurts!
No Energy Today
Side Pain
I Feel Great One Day but Not the Next Day
No Motivation
Cramps in the Leg Muscles
Upset Stomach or Diarrhea
Should I Run When I Have a Cold?
Street Safety
Injury Troubleshootingp. 134
Treatment Suggestions from One Runner to Anotherp. 137
Knee Pain
Outside of the Knee Pain - Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Shin Pain - ˘Shin Splints÷ or Stress Fracture
Heel Pain - Plantar Fascia
Hip and Groin
Calf Muscle
The Clothing Thermometerp. 143
Products That Enhance Runningp. 147
Epilogue: Credit Where Credit is Duep. 157
Photo Creditsp. 158
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