• What you Say to Yourself Matters!

    By Ashley Corn | In Uncategorized | on January 21, 2016

    Have you ever noticed that we are constantly talking to ourselves? Take a moment to think about your last workout and make a list of all of the things that went through your head. I guarantee that list could fill up this entire page!  I typically have a wide range of things that run through […]

  • How to be Your Best in 2016

    By Ashley Corn | In Uncategorized | on December 10, 2015

    I really can’t believe that it is already the end of 2015! Once again, this year has flown by! This time of year is when most of us take the time to reflect on the year before and set our goals for the New Year. Most of us are pretty good at setting our goals, […]

  • Tips to Prevent the Post-Performane Slump

    By Ashley Corn | In Uncategorized | on October 22, 2015

    I’ve noticed that typically a few days after completing my big goal race for the season I start to feel a little down, restless and unmotivated.  What’s up with that? I had a great training cycle, I accomplished my goal and ran tough the whole race, so shouldn’t I be feeling great? I’m sure many […]

  • You have to See it Before you Believe it!

    By Ashley Corn | In Uncategorized | on August 11, 2015

    As we are heading into late summer and early fall, many of you are getting ready for upcoming races. One of the best ways to mentally prepare for your race is to utilize the mental skill of imagery. Imagery is one of the best researched mental skills out there and it has been shown to […]

  • G.U.T.S. Featured in Runner’s World

    By Ashley Corn | In Uncategorized | on June 1, 2015

    Check out the article we were featured in on Zelle by Runner’s World! Train that Brain  

  • Fuel that Inner Fire

    By Ashley Corn | In Uncategorized | on May 28, 2015

    One morning while driving to work very early in the morning, Anson Dorrance, head woman’s soccer coach at University of North Carolina, saw one of his players doing extra training on a deserted field.  He did not stop and kept driving, but later left a note in her locker that read, “the vision of a […]

  • Psych Yourself Up, Not Out!

    By Ashley Corn | In Uncategorized | on May 1, 2015

    Do you ever get nervous before a big race or competition? If so, you are in the majority! Even the top athletes in the world get worried before their big races. For example, the night before Michal Phelps’s first Olympic games, he did not sleep well because his mind was actively focused on the upcoming […]

  • Consider the following quote by Alan Cohen. “There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.” Let’s face it. As an athlete, you have a busy training schedule. You work hard. You push yourself.  You do what it takes to get your training in and you are dedicated […]

  • Mental Toughness Tips from the Pros!

    By Ashley Corn | In Uncategorized | on February 26, 2015

    G.U.T.S intern, Danielle Wahl, had the opportunity to interview Joseph Umphenour, a professional triathlete who lives and trains in Colorado Springs. Joe was the top U.S. men’s finisher at the 2001 World Championships. Despite suffering various injuries, he was able to make the 2003 world championship team. A fifth-place finish at 2003 ITU World Cup […]

  • Can you Cross an Ocean?

    By Ashley Corn | In Uncategorized | on February 1, 2015

    Last summer, G.U.T.S. intern Danielle Wahl accomplished an amazing feat that put her mental and physical endurance to the test. She tells her story here! You can’t cross the ocean. This may be true. But how do you know for sure? I am in love with the water. I have felt ice, cold water slowly […]