Build Confidence, Intrinsic Motivation, and Drive with Matt Pendola

After over 20 years of training and coaching, the hardest thing about running isn’t the running itself. It’s how you think about running.

inner psychology

Do you think that you have to do a workout? Or do you think that you…

Boost Your Running Alignment to Achieve Your Biggest Goals

If reaching your potential excites you, then the concept of alignment will help you realize everything you’re capable of achieving.

Running Alignment

Alignment is when your goals, actions, and mindset are in harmony and move you toward your potential.

In other …

How Deena Kastor Used Her Mind to Become a World-Class Athlete

Deena Kastor is arguably the best distance runner of a generation. And she didn’t get there just by having the most physical talent…

Deena Kastor

During much of her career, Deena relied on talent and a hard-charging attitude to win races. …

Running Motivation: How to Find Strength When You’re Feeling Down

Conquering bad days, weeks, or even months is a necessary skill for any runner. Reaching your goals depends on it!

Note: this post was written by Strength Running Content Editor Christine Sandvik.

Running ultra races – particularly 100 …

Elite Runners on Failure: How 6 Pro Runners Deal with Disappointment

Runners are a unique breed of athlete: our sport is so hard, we know that we’ll fail often. And that’s what makes us better!

Running Fail

Have you ever attempted a Personal Best, only to have that race be more of …

How to Build Mental Toughness (according to a PhD and World Champion)

In high school, my track coach could always be found on the sidelines screaming “Get out of your comfort zone!!

mental toughness

He was telling us that progress does not happen when you’re comfortable. You’ll never set a personal …

Master Your Mental Training with Dr. Justin Ross

Isn’t it funny how runners usually focus all their energy on training – when their psychology is arguably a lot more important?

mental training

The great Yogi Berra quote is about baseball, but it might as well be:

Baseball is 90%

Steve Kamb on How to Make Exercise Easy

Is it possible to make exercise and a healthy lifestyle easy rather than a chore that’s always skipped?

I think it is – and so does my guest on Episode 5 of the Strength Running Podcast: Steve Kamb. …

Do You Have Mental Toughness? How to Train Your Brain for Your Next Race

This is a guest post from Doug Hay from Rock Creek Runner. Follow him on Twitter here.

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Mental Toughness

You’ve been training for that big race awhile now, right? I can tell because you’re deep in the zone.

You’re …

The Psychology of Running Motivation: How To Get in the Right Frame of Mind to Dominate Your Training

Motivation - Reaching Goals

Not qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

Failing to set a new PR.

Missing weeks of training.

Running a horrible race.

Runners fail all the time. But the failures I just mentioned are huge; they are the ones that …