Your Idea Of A “Competitor” Is Wrong. Here’s Why.

Runners often view competitors in races as combatants. Races are a “me vs. them” contest where one person will win and the rest will lose.  Some runners spend a lot of time before races stressing out about their competitors and worrying about whether they can “beat them.” If you really want to run to the […]

Can mindfulness and meditation cut stress and improve your running?

The Portland Business Journal has an interesting article about how Intel is offering meditation and mindfulness classes to its employees.  The purpose of these classes is to help employees reduce stress and improve working relationships. Marne Dunn, a digital literacy strategic program manager at the Folsom campus, took Awake@Intel twice and has co-taught it. “The […]

Quiet Your Overactive Mind to Run Fast

Running appears to be such an easy activity – just put one foot in front of the other. However, running can get complicated quickly. Many runners worry about breathing correctly, ensuring that their stride is the correct length, paying far too much attention to rival runners in road races, and allowing negative thoughts to creep […]

Reducing Your Running Anxiety

The most important barrier to running fast in workouts and races is often a runner’s mind. It will be very hard to achieve your running goals if you have overwhelming anxiety that you can not complete a difficult workout or run a fast race.Sports psychologists have come up with a number of ways to help […]