16 Week Mental Toughness Training

All athletes that want to work on their mental toughness and get the edge over their competitions.

Mental Toughness Training is very personal. It’s unlike swim, bike and run workouts where we can brag to our workout buddies about how far or how fast we went in last week’s workouts. It’s best to keep this to yourself. Journal about it

This 16 week plan starts by looking at a few of what we think of as limitations and addressing them mentally. From there we will focus on our strengths, create our Desire Statements with Rewards. The Desire Statement is a huge part of this plan. It will be printed on the fronts of your eyelids by the time race day comes around. Throughout the plan we will build in some visualization techniques to better prepare us for race day including the good and the bad. The better mentally we are prepared for a great performance the better physically we will be prepared as well. There is a very close mind-body connection that we will be tapping into and optimizing.

The exercises that are included in this plan are meant to be done when you have time to focus on this work; away from the computer, the TV and other people. Take the time.

This plan should be tied to your big A race for season. The end date of this plan should be one week past this A race.

Sample Day 1
Mental Toughness 1 - Limiting Beliefs

Sample Day 4
Mental Toughness Work

Continue to review/revise the current mental toughness exercise.

Sample Day 7
Mental Toughness - Weekly Recap

Recap the week. How did things go? What could you have done better? Think about the week ahead. What are your goals for the week? Eat better? Drink more water? Hit all your workouts? write the short term goals down. Do they align with your long term goals and your desire statement? When you write down your goals you solidifying them in your mind which makes it more likely that you will accomplish them.

Sample Day 8
Mental Toughness 2 - Positive Beliefs

Sample Day 11
Mental Toughness Work

Continue to review/revise the current mental toughness exercise.

Sample Day 14
Mental Toughness - Weekly Recap

Recap the week. How did things go? What could you have done better? Think about the week ahead. What are your goals for the week? Eat better? Drink more water? Hit all your workouts? write the short term goals down. Do they align with your long term goals and your desire statement? When you write down your goals you solidifying them in your mind which makes it more likely that you will accomplish them.

Sample Day 15
Mental Toughness 3 - Desire Statement