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The Psychology Behind Training For Your First Race

Posted by Dr. Gloria Petruzzelli, Sport Psychologist on Apr 17, 2018 10:18:10 AM

You did it! You signed up for your First. Race. Ever. You’ve committed to the program and will actually be training for your first race. From a sport psychologist's perspective (that’s me), you’ve mentally taken the hardest step of the whole process - making the decision and committing to do something totally new and out of your comfort zone! As any seasoned runner will tell you, on this journey you’ll have many ups and downs. You’re going to have days that make you question your sanity.  Days that will make you think “what the (bleep) did I get myself into?”

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Topics: mental toughness, psychology, race

DNF the DNF: Do Not Fear the Did Not Finish

Posted by Dr. Gloria Petruzzelli, Sport Psychologist on Aug 24, 2017 4:42:51 PM

“Everyone on social media knows I was doing this race and now I feel so embarrassed. What do I say when they ask me how it went?” — Anonymous DNF athlete

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Topics: Inspiration, Running Advice, mental toughness, psychology, race

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