Day 3: REALIZE What's Been Holding You Back (Run Faster Without Pushing Harder Challenge)

Welcome to Day 3!

I can’t believe we are already halfway through the week.  I am loving all of the a-ha moments that people are having already.  This is just the beginning.  There is so much potential for you, no matter where you are in your running journey, and my hope is that you start to really see that this week.  

The last couple of days have been about realizing the physical things that might be getting in your way, and today we are going to start looking more at the mental side of running.  These are some of the hidden things that you might not even know are holding you back.  

If you missed the live training sessions from day 1 and 2, you can catch the replay inside our challenge FB group here or on our challenge access page here.  


Today we are going to start to REALIZE some of the hidden things that could be keeping you stuck by examining your thoughts about running.  A very common mistake that many frustrated runners make is to think that running should feel hard to be effective and that pushing harder is the way to get faster.  Most of their runs feel moderately uncomfortable, and they just try to push a little harder to try to get better.  Unfortunately, this leads many runners to stop improving or to lose motivation.  They don’t enjoy running most of the time because it doesn’t feel good.  They feel like they should go for a run, but they are just so tired that they can’t find the energy to go because they know it’s going to feel hard. They keep searching for that elusive runner’s high that they hear about but just can’t seem to find.  They often think that they aren’t improving because they aren’t doing enough or aren’t pushing hard enough.

This way of thinking about running can completely halt your progress.  Everything we do is controlled by our thoughts.  Today, I’m going to show you how your thoughts drive your actions (or inaction), and your actions lead to your results.  The way you think about your running determines the results you have now, and they also determine what is possible for you in the future.  Let’s dig in.


Download the Action Guide now

Download the action guide or use a separate sheet of paper to record your answers:

Complete the sentences.  Come up with as many answers as you can.

Running is…

In order to improve my running, I should...

I haven’t achieved my goals yet because…


Remember to join us live today at 12pm EDT inside the challenge FB group where we will be going deeper to help you start to realize how your thoughts about running may be holding you back and how you can start to change them!


See you today at noon!