Running Within PDF
A Guide to Mastering the Body-Mind-Spirit Connection for Ultimate Training and Racing
Runners know all too well the physical and mental challenges of their sport. Plodding for miles through inclement weather, rising before dawn to squeeze a daily run into a busy schedule, overcoming minor aches and lethargy that pose a threat to an active lifestyle, these are but a few of the familiar obstacles faced by millions of runners like you.
Running Within addresses the mental and physical factors of importance to runners and offers positive, practical recommendations for infusing the body, mind, and spirit with new energy and passion for running. It also provides solid information on training and racing. It will help you perform better, have more fun, and experience a deeper connection with running.
Written by top sport psychologist, best-selling author, and runner Jerry Lynch, along with physician and elite triathlete Warren Scott, this book presents prescriptions, tools, and strategies for runners to fulfill their potential. Included are:
- goal-setting guidelines,
- relaxation and visualization exercises,
- affirmation-building tips along with 63 examples,
- strategies for learning from setbacks,
- ways to take better risks,
- fatigue- and injury-coping strategies,
- motivation boosters, and
- prerace and race strategies.
Running Within will push your performance and enthusiasm to new heights. See how much better running can be with the body, mind, and spirit in synch and primed for every run you take.
Chapter 1. Guiding Your Progress With Goals
Chapter 2. Relaxing to Excel
Chapter 3. Developing Positive Pictures
Chapter 4. Affirming Your Greatness
Part II: Restructuring Attitudes for True Success
Chapter 5. Exhibiting the Warrior Within
Chapter 6. Becoming Courageous on the Run
Chapter 7. Competing as a Partnership
Chapter 8. Winning as a Journey
Part III: Performing With Intent
Chapter 9. Preparing for Race Day
Chapter 10. Examining and Transcending Limits
Chapter 11. Running in the Eye of a Hurricane
Part IV: Hurdling Obstacles From Within
Chapter 12. Flowing With Fatigue
Chapter 13. Gaining Without Straining
Chapter 14. Embracing Your Injury
Chapter 15. Reversing the Aging Process
Part V: Running Beyond
Chapter 16. Training for Mastery
Chapter 17. Experiencing the Mystical
Chapter 18. Dancing the Dance
"Lynch and Scott are great coaches for the minds and hearts of runners everywhere. Running Within provides practical exercises for your head and your heart. It offers great workouts for the mind. Finally, the head has a chance to catch up with the feet."
Coach Roy Benson
Director, Coach Benson's Nike Running Camps
"Drs. Lynch and Scott define the old battle of mind over matter with the use of scientific research and vast personal experience. It's thought provoking for the experienced coach and for the fledgling runner who begins to seek direction to enhance his or her running. Whether you run a mile or 100 miles a week, Running Within will help you do it better."
Head Coach of men's track and field and cross country, Penn State University
Head USA Coach, 1995 World Track and Field Championships