Mental Prep

I picked up my race prep CD from Dr. Asp yesterday.  I was so excited!! I listened to it for the first time right before bed last night.  I knew that was a mistake, but that was the first time I had since picking it up and wanted to start committing it to memory as…

Mental Training

I’ll meet with Dr. Asp next week to lay out a definitive race plan and work on my mental prep.  It’s a good thing I have something scheduled – it forces me to think ahead to the race earlier than I maybe otherwise would (work and a massive house project have been consuming most of…

Dr. Asp

I have talked before about how working with a sports psychologist made a huge difference in my race at Grandma’s. Dr. Asp in Red Wing is that psychologist, and the Red Wing newspaper recently did an article about him working with runners. It is mostly about his work with the high school team, but I…

Mental Strength

I’ve begun to visualize the race each night before I fall asleep. Maybe not the best time/place, but it’s better than nothing. Sometimes I make it to the 3 mile mark, sometimes I make it to mile 20. I also try to visualize the race during each run. Even on easy runs, when there’s 6.2…