Ignore Negative Thoughts

In the last miles of the race, when the voice is at the door knocking in my head, you tell yourself, ‘Don’t go there.’ The truth is, we all go there – but the best in the sport find some way to ignore those negative thoughts and to not put them into play. You can’t help it, they will inevitably visit you because your brain is designed to keep you alive – the fight or flight response is built into all of us. But how well you go depends on how you respond. When you are dialed in you can say to the voice that tempts you to quit to just stop it.

Leanda Cave in 2012 Kona pre-race interview.

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Ignore Negative Thoughts

  1. So much easier said than done. I seem to constantly have this battle with myself. Even in training. Far too often, I let negativeness win, and slack off or quit.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s