The TBR Dreamers are running their first marathon on 16 Feb 2020.
The TBR Dreamers are running their first marathon on 16 Feb 2020. All 800+ of them. They had me for a session on mental toughness, or what I fondly call the "session on stubborness". Someone said "Anyone can run. But, it takes a special kind of idiot to run a marathon". This session was the idiot therapy session. I was their therapist. When all else fails, mental toughness is the last frontier. Here are 3 hacks to get through your first marathon, assuming you did some training, or at least a semblance of it. Find your why. Identify and articulate it before the race. Do not try to negotiate your purpose during the race, while you are about to cramp. You will fail. Accept and Affirm. Accept that you can't run faster than you trained, and that it will hurt. Then, affirm yourself - you want this, you trained for this, you will finish this. Celebrate race day. Race day is a time to savor the fruits of your training. Enjoy it. Godspeed, Dreamers! #TBR #TheBullRunner #TBRDream #Marathon #Purpose #Meaning #Affirm #Celebrate #CliffEala