Mental Toughness. Three ways to Elevate your Mental Game.

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IMG_0074Next week I will compete in my second Ironman, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.  After completing my first Ironman in November of 2013 and signing up for Coeur D’Alene at the end of 2014, I knew I wanted to improve my mental game this time around.  Looking back, I found training for my first Ironman  to be an extremely emotional endeavor.  I was experiencing everything for the first time, my first 20 mile run, 90 mile ride, 100 mile ride….and that lead to a lot of excitement and pride, but also a lot of anxiety and doubt.  While I worked on visualizing different parts of the race to mentally prepare, all the emotions I experienced in my training left my mental game a bit weak. (more…)