Make a Mental Video of Your Best Workouts to Overcome Recessions
If you are in a bad mood at the beginning of your workout or are afraid of what lies ahead, you are more likely to have an unpleasant experience. But if you remember your best days at the gym or favorite finishing moments, you can use them to set the stage when you start.
This is the same idea as visualizing how you want your day to go . But it’s not just a dream: you know you can succeed because you’ve had great workouts before. I use this technique all the time, especially for running, which seems difficult.
For example, when I climb the monster hill along my favorite trail, I think back to the 11th mile hill in the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, when I was tired but still managed to outrun a few people by walking on my own, just puffing. the hill is slow and steady.
Or when I go out in winter weather , I remember running with friends for a long time on a snowy day, it was beautiful and quiet, and the snowflakes were about a quarter size and I had nowhere else to go.
And for almost any race, I like to remember the fastest 5K I’ve ever run. I started out rudely, feeling very tired because I hadn’t warmed up. But the second mile was partially downhill, and the last mile was flat, and I knew the route well enough to walk perfectly. I was driving fast, and it seemed to me that I was flying.