With Adelaide’s leading fun run just around the corner it’s time to put the final touches into your training regime.
Whether you’re an avid runner, walker or first timer it’s important to prepare both body and mind for any physical challenge. When we participate in events that challenge our physical ability, our body experiences an increase in levels of anxiety and anticipation.
What plans can we put in place to ‘control’ these physiological changes?
As individuals, we all respond differently to various ‘control techniques’ so it’s vital to identify what works best for you before an event. The following techniques can be used to help prepare your mind and give yourself the best chance of success:
Listen to your favorite playlist
Take time out to sit in a quiet place
Find a quote that inspires you every day
Warm up and get active before heading to the start line
Have a laugh with friends
Self-talk in a positive, inspiring way
Close your eyes and visualize your performance
No one can tell you which technique is best for you so it is important to put yourself in situations pre-event, as this will allow you to practice and respond. Over the next few weeks look for environments that make you uncomfortable and practice becoming comfortable through control techniques.
Push your performance with a wellness coach:
The Physio Clinic have recently teamed up with Pushing Performance Health and Fitness who help people become fitter, faster and stronger through their personal training and tailored programs.
Pushing Performance are offering a complimentary consultation with a wellness coach, this September to:
Discuss the City to Bay event
Identify possible barriers
Assist you to improve performance
Simply phone 1300 000 348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to take up this offer.
242 Prospect Road
All the best on race day!