You’ve seen the scenario play out before: You start something running-related—a training program, a tempo session on the track, a self-care practice like foam rolling, your target race—and you are gung ho.
You are confident you will NAIL IT this time, despite your history telling you otherwise.
Then the flu invades your house, and three weeks of missed workouts fly by.
Or, demoralized by your splits, you quit the workout halfway through.
Or dinner prep + gymnastics carpool duties + endless emails derail your evening foam rolling plans. (And you were going to plank during every commercial, too!)
Or you get to mile 11 of your half-marathon, totally on goal pace, but your legs are pissed and your mind has WTF on repeat, so you let yourself off the hook.
Here’s the thing: Your intentions aren’t bad. You’re not weak or wishy-washy or wrong.
You just need an assist from the complex organ that lives in your head a.k.a your brain. It happens to play the starring role in how the rest of your organs and muscles function.
In order to optimize your running, you eat well, you do your push-ups and planks and squats, you foam roll (occasionally, at least).
In order to thrive, you also need to address your mental skills: things like learning how to channel thoughts, deal with anxieties, set appropriate goals, and manage your internal dialogue. When you do that, you can execute the training cycle, race or season—or all three!— that you desire.
In these unique sessions, Dr. Justin Ross, a sports psychologist in Denver, will lead you through three separate stages of integrating a high-performance mindset into your training.
And by the way, we realize high performance mindset sounds like a high-falutin’ program for natural athletes who regularly finish near the top of their age group.
That’s so far from the truth.
Perform Like a Mother is for athletes of all levels who want to get the best out of themselves, whether that means showing up for 100% of a training plan, quieting the “I-can’t-do-this” voices echoing in your head, finally hitting a sub-30 5K, grabbing a half-marathon PR, or taking on a new-for-you distance.
Each session is 90 minutes. It’s in a webinar format, so you’ll be able to interact with Justin and your fellow attendees. Enough time that you can ask individual questions and benefit from hearing about other women’s situations.
Prior to the session, you’ll complete a short worksheet to give Justin an idea of your background and how he can help you best perform like a mother.
During the 90-minute session, we’ll split the time between presentation and questions from you, making sure we’ve got plenty of time to address your questions.
After the session, we’ll make the webinar video available to you so you can watch (again and again) at your leisure, and we’ll also turn it into a podcast.
Session I: Setting High-Performance Foundation
★ Find your motivation and learn strategies to minimize road blocks.
★ Set appropriate goals for different chapters of your athletic journey and stage of life.
★ Explore commitment and its challenges and learn to remove intimidation from it.
★ Delineate success for you, a definition that impacts your running—and life.
On September 25, we’ll offer:
Session II: Developing High-Performance Mindset
(Registration is open!)
On October 16, we’ll offer:
Session III: Executing High Performance on Race Day
(Registration is open!)
Please note: Although led by a clinical psychologist, the content in Perform Like a Mother is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
SESSION TIME: HIGH PERFORMANCE FOUNDATION
Tuesday, September 4
4:00-5:30 pm PT/5:00-6:30 pm MT/6:00-7:30 pm CT/7:00-8:30 pm ET