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  • February Newsletter: The Power of Positive Emotions

    By Ashley Corn | In Uncategorized | on February 11, 2014

    February tends to be known as the month of love. Love and other positive emotions make us feel good and I think we can all agree that we would rather experience positive emotions than negative emotions. However, is there more too positive emotions than just feeling good? Research explains that there is much more to […]

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  • January Newsletter: Mental Periodization

    By Ashley Corn | In Newsletter | on January 17, 2014

    Mental Periodization was the topic of Master’s Thesis and it is something I apply when working with athletes. Mental Periodization is essentially aligning your mental approach with your physical training phases.  This allows you to build up your mental and physical training gradually and switch gears when necessary. Periodizing your mental approach insures you allocate […]

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  • December Newsletter: Prevent the Post Race Slump

    By Ashley Corn | In Uncategorized | on December 13, 2013

    I completed the California International Marathon last Sunday and just a few days after the event I started to feel a little let 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 […]

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  • November Newsletter: 5 Ways to Speed up your Recovery Time

    By Ashley Corn | In Newsletter | on November 15, 2013

    Injury and recovery is part of any endurance sport, but having to take down time is brutal for any athlete and this is especially true when the down time is due to an injury. To get the most out of your recovery time and speed up your healing process you have to start looking at […]

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  • October Newsletter

    By admin | In Newsletter | on November 12, 2013

    Visualize Success! Many of you are in your taper phase right now. The taper phase is an extremely important part of training and allows you to be rested and fresh for the big race or competition.  However if you’re anything like me, you dread the taper and it feels more difficult to adhere to a […]

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  • September Newsletter

    By admin | In Newsletter | on November 12, 2013

    Running is not an Individual Sport Between traveling for work, planning a wedding, and just being tired of training I decided to take some time off from running between January and June this year.  I didn’t quit running completely, but I scaled back quite a bit, I didn’t follow a training plan and stopped racing […]

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  • August Newsletter

    By admin | In Newsletter | on November 12, 2013

    Out Smart the Pain We’ve all been there. That moment in the race or that last interval where you begin to tighten up, your breathing gets heavy, your legs begin to burn and you think to yourself “I can’t do this, it hurts too bad!” In that moment you have a choice. You can choose […]

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  • July Newsletter

    By admin | In Newsletter | on November 12, 2013

    Staying Motivated Toward Your Goals A recent study found that runners’ top mental block is a pessimistic mindset.  Last month we discussed the importance of building a strong optimistic mindset and I hope you’ve been writing down three good things each night to build your optimism and kill that mental block!  Because of the importance […]

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  • June Newsletter

    By admin | In Newsletter | on November 12, 2013

    Improve Performance by Remaining Optimist My post is a little later this month because I was out of town for a good friend’s wedding and a little vacation.  When spending a week in a gorgeous location and celebrating a wedding with close friends, it’s not hard to have an optimistic outlook on life!  However, when […]

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  • May Newsletter

    By admin | In Newsletter | on November 12, 2013

    Mental Judo In the April Newsletter we talked about the importance of taking a look at our thinking and noticing counterproductive patterns that may be hindering our performances.  That awareness piece is critical and once you become proficient at recognizing your counterproductive thoughts you can do something about them! Our thoughts drive how we feel […]

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