10 Jan Making a comeback? It must be earned.
Earning your comeback means getting out there for the training sessions you don’t feel like doing, when you feel slow and heavy doing them! Remember, it’s the hard days that count, not the easy days. Get out there and train!
I filmed this short motivational message moments after finishing my first track workout in a LONG time and in the early days of my comeback to ultra running after an 8-year pause from competition.
Embracing the suck
It’s about today, not race day
Smile at adversity
p.s. In Chapter 13 of Flow State Runner, I cover Racing and explain a menu to consider when planning your race calendar and subsequent priorities. This menu includes the categories of Moonshot, Everest, Apprentice, and Walk-in-the-Park. My comeback this year is with an Everest race, the mountainous Eiger Ultra Trail in the Swiss Alps. (101KM and 6700 meters of elevation).
Jeff Grant is the author of Flow State Runner: Activate a Powerful Inner Coach’s Voice, Hill Running: Survive & Thrive, Run Faster: Unlock Your Speed in 8 Weeks, Running Heavy, and UltraRunning: Ultimate Guide. Based in Switzerland, Jeff is a coach and writer who specializes in mental coaching, peak performance, and transformation. He is also a Co-Founder of BridgeX Teams LLC, a global virtual team building company. Jeff’s popular newsletter is a digest containing inspirational and instructional resources, including his latest content. See recent issues and subscribe for free here. Refer to Jeff’s bio for more information, and please check out Jeff’s Coach & Author page on Facebook.