Highlights: Brain Training, Races & More
Favorite Links of the Week
Train Your Brain for Your Best Running - Tips on building race confidence like thinking about your form when the race becomes tough.
How Mental Toughness Gives Athletes the Edge - Learn the five-step process to becoming tougher.
How I Train (Kim Conley, Winner of 2015 Houston Half Marathon) - A recent change she made - only strength trains two times a week. I've decided to go back to doing only 2-3 sessions a week, too.
Comparison of Garmin Vivofit and FitBit Force - This week I also compared two activity trackers. One day, I ran 5 miles according to my Garmin Forerunner 220 and 5.4 miles according to my Fitbit Flex.
8 Things You Should Never Say to Yourself About Food - Relax about food. Eat for nourishment and enjoyment.
5 Inspiring Race Reports
Husband and Wife Repeat as Marathon Bahamas Winners - Winning marathons is nothing new for this couple. In fact, Justin has won 75 marathons so far!
Ms. Adventures of an Ultrarunner blogger, Traci, completed the Bandera 100K (62 miles in TX) in 12:30 and came in 1st Masters USATF female winner! She shares the lessons learned after running the race with dead legs like taking one day off for every 10 miles raced.
Running Around My Kitchen blogger, Beth, completed the New Year's Day 5K (AR) hoping to PR. Not only did she PR, she was 1st in her age group with a time of 24:12!
Ultra Runner Mama blogger, Caroline, ran through thick mud and cold weather to finish 3rd female at the Bandera 100K (TX) in 10:39!
Unsporty Women Can Run blogger, Annie, completed the Cadbury Marathon (Australia) in 5:12. It was her first marathon!
I narrowed this week's list down to 10 even though I found many more great links and race reports. I hope that you enjoy them!