Roughly speaking running performance can be divided into three sections; psychological factors, biomechanics and physiological factors. Each of these section contains several sub-concepts, let’s see some of these factors. Jatka lukemista ”SCIENCE TALK: The consist of distance running performance”
You may have heard and read thousands of time that nothing special doesn’t happen in the comfort zone. Do you find yourself to struggling in the same place all the time and nothing goes forward, whatever you do? Jatka lukemista ”OTHER: breaking out of your comfort zone”
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol S. Dweck
Ph.D. Carol S. Dweck is a psychologist at Stanford University, who has owned years of work studying human mindset and model of thinking and learning new things. In her book, she discusses how to succeed in different areas such as business, sports, arts, work, relationship and school. Jatka lukemista ”REVIEW: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success -book”
As much, the most of us like idea of good weather on marathon, sunny sky, warm weather, no strong wind everything is beautiful. We have been training in months to compete one certain race and picturing everything in our mind. Then race week coming and forecast show, cold, windy and rainy day, we get upset, even little bit scared. What to do?
Of course, running in bad conditions long distance makes running harder both Jatka lukemista ”Bad weather on marathon day”
Locus of control is the concept of social psychology which Julian B. Rotten (1954) developed to search personality. There are internal and external locus of control.
Internal locus of control
People believe that great results are outcome of their own hard work and determination.
External locus of control
People believe that results are outcome of external sources, what other people do or the Jatka lukemista ”Locus of control and running”
Last summer I wrote about how to make treadmill running more fun, which you can find here. There are some tips how to make treadmill running less boring especially for those how to find it boring.
But when you should use treadmill? There are many cases when running on the treadmill will be more effective than running in outside.
1. Weather. You have to make yourself comfortable to running every weather, especially Jatka lukemista ”When to run on treadmill?”
”No human is limited” – Eliud Kipchoge
Eliud Kipchoge has run by far the fastest marathon ever recorded and it’s about the start Berlin marathon just now when this post coming out. So within two hours we will know do he managed to break the new World record.
Everyone how following him running career knows he is incredible strong runner both physically and psychologically. If you have watched Breaking2 documentary even scientists were amazed his strong mentality. Jatka lukemista ”What limits you?”
Sports psychology and athlete-coach relationship are both massive subject, I can easily spent hours to speak about them and I don’t even everything.
Coach job is to observe, develop athlete and help athlete to develop their skills. It matter who is your coach, especially if you have certain goals. Your coach can be very talented, but if your thoughts and characters don’t meet up, you mind find difficult to work with your coach, also this might eventually affect your own motivation to train.
Coach need to be good listener and observer, he/she has to be able to read athlete. Jatka lukemista ”Coach’s psychological role”