Mahoning dam Before the race started, we were standing around and I happened to look down at my legs, a tick was crawling up my left leg. I pinched it, tossed it into the grass and checked myself for more nasty bloodsuckers. The rest of the time that we stood there, I examined my legs … Continue reading Baker Trail UltraChallenge 50 Miler Stories and Memories (2021)
Month: November 2021
What Inspired Me to Become an Endurance Athlete Mindset Coach?
"What inspired you to become an athlete mindset coach?" This is a question that I get a lot. The first dozen or so times I had to pause and think about it. "Why did I?" Background Family, friends, and social media friends and followers would ask questions about wanting to try something new in order … Continue reading What Inspired Me to Become an Endurance Athlete Mindset Coach?
BADWATER 267 VR Elite Race Report (04/2021)
The virtual race began on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, and went through the 18th. This was a very hard virtual race. 267 miles is the sum of the three races that make up the Badwater Ultra Cup (Cape Fear, Salton Sea, 135). I had 16 days to complete this, all outdoors, and within the actual … Continue reading BADWATER 267 VR Elite Race Report (04/2021)
Running and endurance athletes: Do you want to learn a little more about your mental health and how you can improve it and your athletic training?
https://finishstrongermindsetcoaching.com/ I love hearing about people's athletic goals and teaching them ways to support their mental well-being and give them more edge when it comes to their goals. I'm providing mindset coaching services to endurance runners and athletes. Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching is a non-clinical service. I meet with people individually, for either 30 or … Continue reading Running and endurance athletes: Do you want to learn a little more about your mental health and how you can improve it and your athletic training?
Mental Strategies for Tackling a Tempo Run
Tempo runs can seem daunting to tackle because you know the tempo part will be uncomfortable and if you're like me, you want to do it well, adding pressure. - also, I did this on the treadmill, which may also be mentally challenging. Mentally, I used two strategies with the way I approached this 6 … Continue reading Mental Strategies for Tackling a Tempo Run
Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching logo I came up with the name Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching (I am also the owner of Finish Stronger Counseling) from my experience and passion for running. To "finish stronger" means to end the session better than when it began. Whether it is a race, training session or a mindset coaching … Continue reading “Finish Stronger”
Athlete Strength and Weakness Inventory Worksheet
Worksheet for identifying strengths and weaknesses as an athlete. Think about your strengths and weaknesses in the following areas and record them in the chart. While you are writing, notice things like whether you're being overly critical (negative self-talk) on yourself for weaknesses and needing to identify more strengths. Weaknesses are opportunities for learning and … Continue reading Athlete Strength and Weakness Inventory Worksheet