RUN4URLIFE-SF 1/2 MARATHON -Will Smith

6 months of training, 20 something plus sessions and hundreds of hours of training logged for one event.

We just finished the half-marathon yesterday, I had 12 runners on the RUN4URLIFE squad that participated and many more that helped. 6 brand new runners and the rest running vets that are avid participants or were making a comeback. A very successful program, I got 1’52” woohoo!

There’s nothing better than setting off on a journey where you don’t know exactly what will happen. You set a goal and it seems somewhat doable, of course the going get’s tough but somehow you preserver.

Is it a mental or physical game? Or is it both, our integrated system can’t distinguish between what is mental or physical fatigue. What you do know is your mind controls what your body does, so the limitations you feel are put there by your mind as a way of protecting yourself. Sometimes for the better but sometimes holding you back. You never know what is possible until it is done.

Example: The 4 minute mile was thought to be an impossible barrier to surpass then  Roger Bannister broke it in 1954 3’59.4 Following this many others were able to break the barrier the following year. Physiologically the time was irrelevant, it was a mental block put there holding people back that had the potential to do this from…ACTUALLY DOING IT.

Now for some Fresh Prince of Bel Air Wisdom. Check out the clip at 2:34 where he is talking about him on a treadmill. The way he approaches challenges in his life seem to be a key component in his success, watch the clip, it’s awesome!

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About MaxOut Performance Fitness
Sergio Maldonado is a Sports Performance and Fitness Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. He strives to be the best at what he does through training, professional development courses, and practice. The purpose of this blog is to get out some of the knowledge that he obtains to better help others in their pursuits towards fitness and a better life.

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