Re: Re: Mental training for runners

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Chris
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I'm in the Chris camp on this one.  Everyday training makes up a large percent of my mental training.  Actually, the more I think of it I probably do many of the things you mentioned when running.  Visualizing races, relaxation, surges, forming images around music in my head, et cetera is done running.  When I run I am constantly thinking about that run.  I really don't think about anything else unless someone is engaging me in conversation.  The day before the race I just want to relax and feel light.

…and I agree with Double that the more the I think about the more I realize that I also do the visualization during my every day runs.  Those articles kind of reminded me of that.  I just don't do the meditation thing….at least yet.