What Will Your Race Mantra Be?
Thursday, May 26, 2011
This is from my running blog with Emily!
Okay its been a long time – but I decided today to start posting back on here! So here it goes.
I was reading an www.active.com article about race day preparation and I thought about their portion on mantras while running. It is something I have not thought about as part of prep. And usually something I do impromptu-like when I am finding myself really struggling or tired. For me it has been things like “don’t stop”, “keep going”, “step step step”, “do it”, and at my last 5K I threw a prayer in there since I forgot to use the restroom before and had to pee the whole time! And everytime those mantras have paid off for me. So I think its time to get mantra prep the proper preparation time it deserves.
I took at the mantras around the Internet and found some of my favorites…I think before my next race or hard run I will try a few to mix things up.
•“Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop” (active)
•“Be Fierce. Be Bold” (active)
•“Think Strong. Be Strong. Run Strong” (active)
•“Doin’ Good. Feelin’ Good.” (runinamerica)
•“Harder. Faster. Better. Stronger.” (runinamerica)
•“Just Keep Running” (runinamerica)
•“My Medal, Hot Shower, Cold Beer” (runinamerica)
•"The Faster You Run, The Faster You’re Done” (runinamerica)
Here are the links to the sites I viewed: www.active.com www.runinamerica.com
What will your mantra be?