Professor Brian Zuleger on the Mental Strengths of Youth, Community, and Fun

Diving into the minds of collegiate athletes is fascinating. Especially if those days are behind you, it can be hard to remember how different our perspectives were in our late teens and early 20s. What can we learn from …

Mantras for Running that Boost Mental Toughness

Have you ever used mantras for running? A mantra is a personal affirmation that helps you focus and stay mentally tough. And they work!

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This year, we’re celebrating the Year of Mastering our Mindset.

Yogi Berra said this …

Mindset Traps: How Runners Mentally Self-Sabotage

When I first started running, the abilities of better runners simply stunned me. Their physical prowess was impressive, but their mental fitness was profound.

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As an eager 14-year old on my high school’s cross country team, I barely ever …

The Value of Uncertainty

Back in January, I was thrilled to get into the Vermont 100 miler.  I watched and waited as they made the race selections public online, and with less than 30 slots left, my name was finally chosen!

VT100 Finisher

I started …

Lindsay Crouse on Investing in Women, Breakthroughs, and Running Journalism

Linday Crouse is changing how the sport of running operates – from inside of it but also as a journalist breaking some of the biggest stories in sports.

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If the name Lindsay Crouse sounds familiar, you’ve probably read some …

Mental Skills Spotlight: How Adam Became Mentally Strong

Runners are always focused on training their bodies with long runs, workouts, and strength training. But why don’t we formally train our minds and develop our mental skills?

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Building mental skills and prioritizing our mindset may sound out …

Performance Psychology for Runners with Dr. Justin Ross

Performance psychology for runners promises to turbocharge your training so you’re able to get the most out of your body on race day. But how does this field of psych relate to endurance running?

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Looking back over my running …

2020: The Year of Mastering Your Mindset

Happy 2020! Welcome to the Year of Mastering Your Mindset – when we focus on our mental fitness and develop the confidence, focus, and mental toughness to reach our biggest running goals.

Mental Fitness

Before we explore our new theme for …

A Confession About 2019: Why There Was No “Year Of”…

Every year on Strength Running, I announce a theme that helps us focus on a particular topic throughout the year. But that didn’t happen last year…

This is a tradition that goes back to the very beginning of Strength …

Can I Help You Build Your Mental Fitness?

Running is a physically demanding sport – there’s no question about that. But your success is just as driven by your mental strength as well as your physical prowess.

Mental Fitness

A foundation of mental fitness helps you push through tough …