Increasingly, we seem to be living in a society where people want instant rewards or success from little or no effort. Fame, fortune, celebrity — many people seek it rather than work for it.
Running doesn’t really follow these trends. Like most sports, it’s an ‘honest’ activity. You get out what you put in. Yes, some athletes are blessed with natural talent that can put fame and fortune at their feet, but they still have to work extremely hard to even get a chance. For the rest of us, we too can achieve remarkable feats and enjoy huge rewards by running to our own potential — whatever that may be.
The half marathon is an interesting distance. It’s a distance at which if you’ve not put in the work you’ll probably come unstuck. This is not really true for the more common 10k; most people who run could amble round for 6 miles without too much drama, but beyond 10 miles things can get a bit ugly for the ill-prepared.
That’s probably why the personal satisfaction is so high on completing a half marathon for the first time — it’s the reward for all that training; not everyone can do it! So it takes a bit or preparation to complete a half marathon and especially to complete it in a way that matches or exceeds our own expectations.
Anyone who runs knows that feeling of the runner’s lethargy: we know we should get out there and run if we are to develop, but sometimes, the chair is too comfy, the fire too warm, or the toast smells too good to get out there in the cold, dark or wet. We consciously know that if we ran, we’d feel better than if we didn’t. We consciously know that a good performance demands dedicated training, but, for some reason we skip the run — and usually feel awful for doing so. That decision not to run isn’t often made by our conscious mind, that’s why it’s hard to talk ourselves out of it. It doesn’t matter that we know that it’s often those skipped runs that make the all important difference as we approach those last 3 miles of a half marathon, the decision has already been made.
What if there was a way to bypass that process? So that the question or uncertainty didn’t even arise: it’s a training day, so I’m training. Hot, cold, raining, windy, dark — so what, I’m training.
This is the specific aspect of mental training that has been addressed by Uncommon Knowledge in their hypnosis download for half marathon training. Like a live one-to-one hypnotherapy session, it’s not necessary to analyse and deconstruct the script, because, after all, the work is done in the unconscious. But, rest assured, this is a thoroughly professional, well-researched and well-presented audio from experts in the field to help you keep your half marathon training on track. It even has benefit for those not training specifically for a half marathon; those who don’t want to come off the tracks of a focussed, determined training regime that leads to that great feeling you get when you cross the line of a race having given your all — not just during the race, but during those all-important weeks of training.
I’ve listened to it, both for review purposes and also for my own benefit, if you’d like to develop another dimension to your training or are just curious about what it could do for you then it’s well worth it. Don’t forget, as with most mind training, repetition produces the greatest results — just like physical training.
Check it out here: hypnosis download for half marathon training.