“I don’t have time to run.” “The run will hurt.” “The run will make me tired.” “I am too busy to run today.” If you are always looking for any excuse to not go running, or put off starting a running regime, Mental Training for Runners is the book to help change your outlook.
Athletes need to train their minds just as much as the body, so do people who just want to stay fit. It’s easy to find excuses and stay at home, but with Jeff Galloway’s mental training strategies you will find yourself staying motivated and setting and reaching new goals in no time.
You will find many useful tips on dealing with stress in Mental Training for Runners. Jeff Galloway describes typical everyday situations and how to go out and run even if your brain is making up excuses. Jeff explains drills to help you rehearse a good response to those excuses so that over time you will change your habits; he presents training tools that will lower your stress and help you learn to set realistic goals.
There is a section on better technique that will help you run better and achieve your next goal. Mental Training for Runners will put you on the path to a positive mental environment and will turn your mind, body, and spirit into a powerful team and tool. After reading and learning from this book, there will only ever be one answer to any challenge: “I can do it!”
Jeff Galloway was an average teenage runner who kept learning and working harder, until he became an Olympian. He is the inventor of the run-walk-run method and is a Runners World columnist, as well as an inspirational speaker for more than 200 running and fitness sessions each year. Jeff is a race director, race competitor, and an official Run Disney trainer. He has worked with over many thousands of average people in training for specific goals. Galloway’s injury-free marathon training program led him to develop group training programs in 1978. Galloway is the designer of the walk-run, low mileage marathon training program with an over 98% success rate.