When the going gets tough, the tough get self-talking. It’s true. Being on top of your mental game is just as important as preparing physically for a race. And we all need a little positive self-talk to get us through the toughest miles.
I’ve used mantras over and over again in races and they have helped me to some of my best performances. They are also extremely powerful outside of the running world, in our day to day lives. Repeating truths to ourselves can alter our internal narrative and change the way we think about ourselves and they way we perceive the world.
So here are a few mantras to use during your next half marathon:
1. I am strong. I am fast. I am confident.
2. I’ve done the work.
3. Run the mile I’m in.
4. Arms faster, legs faster.
5. Light and smooth. Light and smooth.
6. Head up. Fast feet.
7. You got this.
8. Run Far, Run Strong.
9. Let your legs fly.
10. Embrace the Hill.
11. Strong legs. Strong heart.
12. Own these miles.
13. Excellence in every step.
13.1 There’s more to give.
What’s your favorite running mantra for race day?
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