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#308 Letting go of your Identity as an Injured Runner with Toni Kengor

Your identity as a runner is crucial to your running goals. You cannot run a four hour marathon if you cannot imagine it, cannot visualize it and cannot believe it is possible.

You must believe to achieve any goal.

It’s interesting to me that so many runners understand how visualization of achieving the goal is absolutely critical to finishing a marathon within a specific goal time.

Yet these exact same individuals will almost develop the exact opposite negative visualization and intention setting by identifying ourselves as injured runners who are unable to achieve goals. That negative focus can keep you stuck in a cycle of running injuries.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast we’re talking with Toni Kengor about letting go of your identity as an injured runner.

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How endurance leads to marathon failure 

Endurance athletes are uniquely prone to self-sabotage.

Ironically the destruction rises out of the very skill that lends us the strength to finish a race like a marathon.

Success comes from being strong.

Healthy runners are fast runners.

No one runs their marathon as fast as possible when injured.

No one gets a new PR with pneumonia.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about how endurance leads to marathon failure.

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