would say “keep your eyes on the prize”!
very good mental exercise to visualize
the finish. See
yourself running into the stadium.
Imagine the spectators, the noise, the smells, the sights of the club
tents and the advertising banners. See the Comrades
approaching, the countdown clock, the TV cameras and the finish mat in
your head. If you can see it, you can be it (corny I know,
it’s true)! You can use these thoughts when you are
through a rough patch during the run. Overrule negative
with thoughts of the finish. Imagine the medal around
Imagine your club mates congratulating you as you return to the club tent.
You can only have
all this if you keep moving forward, if you can stay in the
My husband Andy usually visualizes himself drinking beer at the
finish. That really keeps him going! Whatever your
if it can get you across the finish line in time, go with it!
You can start practising this exercise each time you go out on a
training run. I usually imagine a hot shower followed by
and tea after my run and when I complete the run, this is exactly how I
treat myself. Having something positive to look forward to at
finish really helps!
words: visualize the
medal, club tent