Athletes can be hard on themselves. Have you ever finished a race or training session with words of self-criticism flowing through your inner dialogue? If so, you’re not alone. The culture of sport often revolves around the assumption that harsh criticism is necessary to motivate athletes in the face of poor performance. A growing body of research in psychology, … [Read more...] about Can Self-Compassion Make You a Better Athlete?
Courtney Dauwalter has established herself as one of the best ultrarunners -- male or female -- of all time. She has been named one of the 50 Fittest Athletes in the World by Sports Illustrated and a two-time Ultrarunner of the Year. She won the 2017 Moab 240 by 10 hours (ahead of all men and women) and the women’s division of 2018 the Western States 100, broke the Tahoe 200 … [Read more...] about The Source: A Documentary Film Exploring Ultra Phenom Courtney Dauwalter’s Source of Will
Get inspired for your next ultra adventure! Salomon TV presents "The Ultra Addict with Courtney Dauwalter." In 2018, Courtney Dauwalter battled for two days and 205 miles on the steep, dry Tahoe Rim Trail. Lack of sleep, race mishaps and a relentless competitor pursued her as she was pushing her limits, running towards the overall victory. You can learn a lot about yourself … [Read more...] about The Ultra Addict with Courtney Dauwalter
When it comes to setting your racing goals simply remember your ABCs. Before the season starts, identify the main races you want to target and prioritize those races using these ABCs: A-priority races: The one to three most important races of the season. Training will be designed around these races to allow you to peak for them. Ideally, these will occur together in a … [Read more...] about The ABCs of Prioritizing Races and Setting Race Goals
Establishing an ambitious set of goals for the season can sometimes feel like an accomplishment in its own right. But setting your goals is only the first step toward achieving those goals. So what’s next? 1. Make those goals a priority Once you’ve set your goals it’s time to make those goals a priority. That means eradicating those attractive (but inevitably … [Read more...] about After Setting Your Goals, Now What?