Interval Show #34: Importance of Play and Cultivating a Playful Mindset

Endurance sports are tough and involve plenty of suffering. The Type A behavior patterns common among enthusiasts can actually hamper your progress by promoting chronic patterns, insufficient stress/rest balance, and an overly stressful mindset about your workouts and races. The key is to release your attachment to the outcome of your competitive efforts, take what your body gives you each day and nothing more, and finally – get over yourself! This will free you from the tightly wound disposition that increases the overall stress factor of your endurance pursuits and compromises your performance and enjoyment of the process.

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