The Power of Believing

It has been proven with science that there is not only a connection between the mind and the body, but that there is a connection between thinking positively and the body acting accordingly.

For many of you, including myself, it is now 5 days out from your ironman race. "All the hay is in the barn," and there is no more fitness to be gained or lost. The only thing you can do now is conserve energy and visualize everything going exactly how you want it to. I'm not saying to not think about the negative, because you should be prepared for it...but I am saying focus on and repeat the positive outcomes in your mind. Look back on your best training sessions, emails with your coach after these sessions and look back at mistakes from past Ironman races that you vowed you would not repeat!

Whatever your situation is, regardless of how you felt this morning when you woke up, know that 5 days is a LONG time. Anyone can do anything for 5 days...except maybe holding your breath, haha. Anyway....be good to yourself, don't take risks, don't worry about anything you cannot control and keep the stress to a minimum. If you do, you will be amazed at how much better you feel each day, as we approach the race.

On race day the only thing that you can do is your best and that's all that counts. Stick to your plan, stay in the moment and BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. This is something that I have followed all year and low and behold....PR's across the board.

Most likely I will not post before Sunday, so if not I'll write up a report after my 17th Ironman start! The body is great, I am strong, rested and everything is pointing to going very deep into that well on Sunday.

All the best to everyone racing!

BB

Comments

This area fascinates me! Positive images help with muscle fiber recruitment & performance. How crazy & encouraging.

Best to you in your 17th IM!
Anonymous said…
Good Luck Sunday...17th IM...you're going to rock it out there!

We'll be out there all day and night...cheering for you and 13+ friends.

J & S
Blake Becker said…
Do a few searches over at www.pubmed.com
Kurt Perham said…
BB, be there Sunday and do what you do...that's it.

Ill watch online.
Sue said…
Blake, you know I will be watching from afar..how could I not? You sound so good and I know this yr has been good to you!! Race fast as I tell all the good ones!!
xoxo
Sue, Mike, Peter, & Chloe

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