Original Article : Overcoming Those Tough Mile Markers
by : MOLLY HURFORD
From : blog.mapmyrun.com
We’ve all been there. Feeling like a boss, cruising past competitors, basically feeling like a badass. And then, for no reason whatsoever, things start to change. It all goes sideways. Whether it’s a 5K or a marathon, race days have a way of bringing out the best — and the worst — in our brains. It’s how we react to the situation that defines us as athletes.
Coach and author Matt Fitzgerald knows that getting through a race isn’t just about your legs. In fact, he knows that most of your race — especially those tough parts — are in your head. We chatted about his latest book, “How Bad Do You Want It,” which details the psychology of sport and what it takes to be a winner.