How Allie Buchalski Adjusted Her Thinking to Step Up Her Racing—Just in Time for the Trials
.....“That’s been a game-changer,” Buchalski said. “When you go from being top of your team or placing really well at NCAAs, and then you move up a level, you can get imposter syndrome. We’ve worked through a lot of that—why can’t I be the one that is running sub-15 running standards or having a good day? I tend to get in my own way probably more often than I’d like to admit, and so working with [the sports psychologist] opened my eyes to the self-talk I was giving myself. It’s not necessarily super negative, but it’s not constructive.”.....
.....“I was like, how am I supposed to step on a line with women like that and feel like I belong and feel like I can beat them?” she said. “But it’s recognizing where you are in the process. It’s good that they’re having the day they’re having, that’s great for American running, it’s great for the sport as a whole, but that’s just not where you are and that’s okay. [I had to recognize that] just because I’m not there yet, doesn’t mean I won’t be there.”.....
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Bethany`s Notes: A great article on how mental mindset can make all the difference in one`s performance. Focus on you and your journey because you have zero control over anyone else.



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