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This is probably the most important aspect to running the Comrades Marathon.  It doesn’t matter how fit you are, how much mileage you’ve done or how fancy your shoes are, if you don’t believe in yourself, you are destined to fail!  The prediction calculators use time and distance data to calculate outcome, they do not use mental strength and belief.  On the day it is you and your body out there.

You have to make things happen.  If you do not believe in yourself and entertain a positive outcome in your head it is going to be a very long day out there.  It doesn’t matter what other people think and say about your training.  They are not you!  If you believe in yourself you can do whatever you set your mind to.  As long as your mind is sending positive signals to the rest of your body, your body will react in the same way.  Backing yourself also helps when things aren’t going according to plan on the day.  Believe in your own ability and in your own mental strength.

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