|Accounting Degree Accounting Jobs Accounting Software Acting ADD-ADHD Adoption Adventure Travel||Affiliate Marketing Air Force Air Quality ALS Alzheimers Anger Management Antiaging||Antique Appliance Repair Army Arthritis Art Supplies As Seen On TV Asthma||Auction Autism Auto Accessories Auto Loans Auto Parts Auto Transport Baby||Baby Gifts Baby Shower Babysitter Baby Travel Bachelor Degree Bachelorette Party Backpain||Balance Bankruptcy Barbecue Baseball Basketball Beach Beadwork||Bedding Bicycle Bingo Binoculars Birth Control Birthday Blogging||Boat Body Jewelry Book Bra Breast Cancer Breastfeeding Bridal Beauty||Business Degree Business Intelligence Business Management Businessplan Business Research Cabinet Cable TV||Camping Canadian Distance Learning Cancer Candle Canopy Car Buying Car Donation||Career Caribbean Car Insurance Cash Advance Cat Celebrity Celebrity Hairstyles||Cellphone Ceramics Charity Charter Schools Chat Cheerleading Child Care||Child Safety Child Safety Products Chocolate Christmas Christmas Decoration Christmas Tree Cigar||Circuit Breakers Cleaning Clinical Jobs Coffee Coin Collecting Collection Agency College||Colostrum Conception Contact Lens Content Marketing Cookies Cooking Cooking Schools||Cookware Copywriting Cosmetic Cosmetic Surgery Costume Coupon Creative Staffing||Creative Writing Credit Report Cricket Criminal Justice Degree Crochet Cross Stitching Cruises||Dad Data Recovery Data Storage Date Daycare Debt Consolidation Dental Plans||Depression Dessert Destination Weddings Diabetes Diet Digital Photography Disability||Disability Insurance Disaster Relief Divorce Dog Domain Names DSL DUI||Elder Care Emailmarketing Energy Healing Energy Saving Engineering Jobs English Garden Entrepreneur||ERP Jobs Etiquette Europe Travel Exercise Faith Feng Shui Design Fibromyalgia||Financial Planning Fishing Flower Football Forex Fountains Franchise||Freelance Design Fundraising Funeral Gambling Garden Gay Marriage Gemstones||Genealogy Gift Baskets Golfing Grand Canyon Graphic Design Green Living Green Travel||Greeting Cards Guitar Guru Hair Hair Transplant Handbag Handicap||Hardwood-Flooring Harley Health Insurance Health Management Health Screenings Heart Disease Herb Supplements||Hiking Hockey Holistic Medicine Home Buying Home Improvement Home Insurance Home Office||Home Organization Home School Home Security Honeymoon Horse Hotels Hot Tub||Html Hunting HVAC Hypnosis Identity Theft Infertility Infidelity||Injury Lawyer Interior Design Degree Internet Safety Invention Invitations ipod ISP||IT Jobs Jobs Job Search Juicer Junk Yard Kayaking Kids Rooms||LASIK Las Vegas Las Vegas Weddings Lawn Lawyer Learning Languages Leather||Legal Legal Forms Legal Jobs Life Insurance Lighting Lingerie Luggage||Luxury Hotel Magazine Magic Make-Up Marriage Massage Therapy Material Handling||Medicare Mesothelioma Miami Real Estate Missouri Real Estate Mortgage Protection Insurance Mortgages Mosquito Control||Motorcycle Movie Moving MP3 Players Muscle Building Museum Music||Nailcare Nanny NASCAR Navy Newsletter Nordic Walking Nurse||Nursing Degree Nursing Jobs Office Furniture Office Supply Online Classes Online Game Online Marketing||Online Shopping Online Video Organize Pain Relief Parent Part Time Jobs Party||Passover Pay Per Click PC Pepper Spray Personal Injury Personalized Gift Personal Loans||Pet Health Pet Insurance Pet Medication Photography Photo Sharing Physician Jobs Plumbing||Plus Size Womens Poker Pool Safety Pregnancy Preschool Prescription Press Release||Pressure Washers Printer Ink Printing Private Aircraft Charter Projector Prom Promotional Products||Psychology Degree Public Relations Public Restrooms Publishing Puppy Puzzles Quilting||Quit Smoking Raised Garden Real Estate Recipe Relationship Rental Home Reptile||Restaurant Supplies Resume Retirement Retirement Planning Rings Room Mates Rugby||Running RV Safety Products Sailing Satellite TV Sauna Scholarship||School Furniture School Supplies Scrapbook Screenplay Scuba Diving Seafood Self Defense Products||Self Publishing Selling Senior SEO Sewing Sex Education Shipping||Shooting Supplies Shopping Cart Skate Board Skiing Skin Care Sleep Sleep Disorders||Small Businesses Snow Board Space-Astronomy Spanish Speakers Sports Apparel Steak||Stock Photography Student Loan Substance Abuse Sunglasses Survey Swim Swimming Pool||Table Tennis Tanning Beds Tarot Taxes Tax Relief Tea Teaching Degree||Telecommuting Telescopes Tennis Thanksgiving Thrifty Tickets Timeshare||Tires Tool Track And Field Travel Travel Insurance Travel Nursing Triathlon||Tsunami TV TVShows Used Car Vacation Rentals Vacuum Vegetable||Vegetarian Video Chat Vioxx Vitamin VOIP Volleyball Wake Board||Water Filter Waterproofing Weather Weather Stations Web-Master Web Conferencing Web Design||Web Hosting Web Traffic Wedding Weight Gain Weight Loss Weight Training Wheelchairs||Window Treatment Wines Wine Storage Wireless Wire Management Womens Clothing Womens Fitness||Wood Working Writer Writing Yoga|
One powerful training tool that every triathlete has in their arsenal is positive self-talk. Positive self-talk includes words of encouragement to use as doubt starts to creep in, or when things get tough during a race. Like anything else, positive self-talk is a skill that must be practiced. You probably practice self-talk during training and don’t even realize it. Think about it for a minute. What do you say to yourself during a tough workout? Is this self-talk positive or negative? As the adage goes, “you race like you train,” so if your self-talk is negative in training, it is most likely negative as the race gets tough. Ultimately this leads to less than optimal race performance. One opportunity for positive self talk is just prior to your swim start. Doubt starts to creep in as you look out at the buoys and think to yourself “wow, that sure is a long way.” You may also inspect the competition and start to feel intimidated. Plan in advance what you will say to yourself in these situations. You might say, “I’ve swum this far in practice, I can definitely do this” or “I am going to do the best I can and not worry about my competitors.” Use this type of positive self-talk as often as needed to get you to the finish line.
Now one of the top on-line publishers in the world, LifeTips offers tips to millions of monthly visitors. Our mission mission is to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Expert writers earn dough for what they know. And exclusive sponsors in each niche topic help us make-it-all happen.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|