Driving with the Emergency Brake

Driving with the Emergency Brake   Imagine driving a high performance car, say a Lamborghini, on a race track. You start the car and you begin to drive. You give it more gas, you shift the gears, and your speed climbs. You feel your car moving faster and faster until all of a sudden…you hit…

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How to Bounce Back from a Loss

How to Bounce Back from a Loss   You are a human, you make mistakes. There is a simple but effective way to deal with ALL losses, errors, mistakes, etc: extract the lesson, commit the lesson to memory, forgive yourself, and move forward with confidence. It is important that you do not repeat your mistakes,…

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Top 10 Worst Thoughts Before a Meet

Top 10 Worst Thoughts Before a Meet   “I have to…” win this race, event etc. “I need to…”  “I ought to…” come in the top 3 etc. “I should…” beat my opponents, etc. “I must…” win or else… etc. “This is it OR This is everything..” “Do or die” “Make it or break it” …

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Don’t Get Caught Up in the Fan Mentality!

Don’t Get Caught Up in the Fan Mentality!   Stop approaching your sport as a spectator! Each person involved has their own role: runners run, coaches coach, referees ref, parents parent, etc. ​Know your role – You are a player, an athlete, a participant. This means you must think like a participant, not as a…

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