MASTER YOUR MENTAL GAME
As we prepare for our return to racing, it’s important not to neglect our mental training. To help us master our minds, we turn to two of the greatest triathletes in the mental game: 6x Ironman World Champions Mark Allen and Natascha Badmann.
Both of these superstars learned not to allow a few bad moments to derail an entire race.
For Natascha, staying focused during a long race was one of the greatest challenges of our sport. In the heat of competition she would take “mental breaks” to maintain a balance between focus and mental recovery. She constantly trained to replace negative thoughts with pre-planned visualizations.
Mark also invested vast amounts of time training his mind, practicing how to purge negative thoughts that crop up during tough patches in a race and quieting his thinking. This power of regrouping was one key to his success. Learn some of his insights and techniques that helped make him such a dominant racer.