Have you wondered how some runners could just turn on that switch during a race to take it to the next level?
Have you struggled with finding your mental toughness during your races?
Do you have an upcoming marathon and want to learn about some mental running strategies?
Then you are in the right place with sub 3 hour marathoner Paul Devillo who shared some great actionable strategies for you to take into your next marathon!
Paul is a well accomplished masters marathon runner who only started running in his 40’s!
In this episode, Paul covers race preparation and tips you can implement during different stages of your race to improve your mental fortitude and hit that PR you always wanted!
Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!
Some of the questions, I asked Paul were:
Additional content relating to mindset can be found in Episode 55- The Mental Side of Running with Coaches Whitney and Cat
Get my interview with Paul on his YouTube channel on the 5 Tips for Strong & Healthy Training here: https://youtu.be/esO2pZdtKS4
Connect with Paul DeVillo:
DevRunner on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGG-PKUI9ove5qAgc4Ur3LA
Instagram: @thedevrunner https://www.instagram.com/thedevrunner/
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Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!
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