9 Tools For Boosting Mental Toughness

  • By T.J. Murphy
  • Published Sep 28, 2012
  • Updated Oct 24, 2012 at 3:37 PM UTC
Illustration by N.C. Winters.

Build confidence with difficult workouts. According to Kabush, psychological strength gets manufactured with challenging bouts of training. “We need to do some workouts that scare us,” she says. What this means is that key workouts need to be planned and executed—workouts more demanding than the race. Pre-race fear will be replaced with a steely resolve. “These are the confidence builders,” says Kabush. “You’ll be able to commit to finishing at whatever cost.”

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