Psych on a bike for mid-marathon pep talks

November 25th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Introducing the inaugural Psych on a Bike program that ran during Sunday’s Philadelphia marathon

The negative side of self-control

January 18th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

How self-control can become over-control, and what that can do to your performance

Making a mantra that works

September 12th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Expert Tips, Racing, Training | No Comments »

A mantra, formulated in advance of a long race, can be just the thing that keeps you going

The confidence drug: the easiest way to improve performance

September 11th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Training | No Comments »

You’ve seen it before: someone who is competing extremely well and just can’t lose. This doesn’t happen accidentally. It’s the intersection of a lot mental and physical training

The Shakeout Podcast: Expert Tips to Nail Your Running Resolutions

January 22nd, 2018 by Joan Chung | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

Don’t give up on your resolutions! How to write and rewrite smart and simple running goals.

My panic attacks during the run led me to discover my ADHD. Here’s my coping method:

December 20th, 2017 by Tara Campbell | Posted in Gotta Run! | No Comments »

When she got to the bottom of her panic attacks, it was a cue that she was suffering from ADHD. Two years later, she reveals the tactic that helped

Channel your inner Olympian and put these sports psychology tools to the test

August 10th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, Training | No Comments »

Few of us will ever have the opportunity to actually compete in the Olympic Games, but that doesn’t mean we can harness the same mental tools and tricks that top athletes use to be the best.

Your perception of pain might be making your muscles hurt more

July 19th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Injuries, Science, Training | No Comments »

Hard workouts, grueling long runs, hill repeats. All of these are likely to take a toll on your body and result in muscle pain and soreness. But your attitude about muscle pain could actually be making it feel worse.

Feature: This is your brain on running

December 23rd, 2013 by Dan Way | Posted in Health & Nutrition | 5 Comments »

By Dan Way “When I first started running cross country in Grade 5, I was told that running was 10 per cent physical and 90 per cent mental. I thought that was kind of […]

Shrink rap

September 25th, 2010 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 14 Comments »

In a last ditch attempt to to get into my brother’s head – and mess with it – yesterday I met with a sports psychologist