TeamWILD’s Mental Skills Coach, Ginger Vieira posted a great blog about Chrissie Wellington’s mental strength training. Here’s an exerpt:
It’s probably difficult to imagine your own brain become drastically stronger and more capable of handling a situation than it is right now simply because of how you THINK. How could telling yourself something different than what you usually tell yourself really have a measurable impact on the ACTIONS you take in your life? If you’ve always only been able to run 1 mile before needing to stop and rest, how could your MENTAL STATE actually lead you to running 1.5 or even 2 miles?
Chrissie Wellington is a 4-time Ironman Champion. She won her last Ironman after experiencing an injury just two weeks before the competition. And Chrissie is a strong believer in the fact that YOU CAN LEARN TO BE STRONGER. (Read Chrissie’s full article here at CNN.com.)
Chrissie says, after her latest win after enduring her latest injury, “I won the race, not on physical prowess, but on grit, willpower, determination and mental strength.”
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