2019 Great Smoky Mountains half marathon – Positive Race Mindset Program
This exciting program instills a positive mindset to get you ready for an amazing race experience!
Are you nervous about race day? Do you worry about how your race will go in Smoky? Are you concerned about running at altitude? Is this your first half marathon and you’re beginning to wonder if you can do this?
This 21 day program contains daily mindset activities (one a day for 21 days) that have been carefully designed to instill a positive mindset and set you up for a great race at the 2019 Great Smoky Mountains! You will receive a daily e-mail that contains a positive mindset activity. Each activity is accompanied by a short video from Terry Chiplin, Positive Running Coach, and visionary behind Active at Altitude (Official Training Partner for Vacation Races), activacuity® and the Positive Running Movement®. Each video contains key tools and guidelines to help you complete the activity.
When does the program start and finish? The program starts on August 14 – you will receive an introductory e-mail and video on August 13. The program finishes on Tuesday September 3, to give you time to travel and get race ready in TN for race day on September 7!
Can I register for the program after August 14? Absolutely! You will receive catch up e-mails for any days that you missed before you registered.
Why a positive mindset? Research has shown that pessimism is the top ranked runners’ mental roadblock. Negativity, whether it’s worry or doubt, often leads to self-defeating behaviors including slowing down, cutting a workout short, or dropping out of a race. Our positive race mindset program delivers consistent positive mental training that switches your responses from negative to positive. We can also learn from elite athletes that have used a positive mindset to record breaking effect. In her excellent book, Let Your Mind Run, national marathon record holder Deena Kastor explains how shaping her mind with the power of positive psychology, using gratitude, love, and affirming thoughts can give anyone a competitive edge.
What runners are saying about our programs: “I was skeptical in the beginning, because I’m not much of a mindful runner. I’m more of a “just get out of the door and run” kind of gal. I’ve got to tell you–my running has improved since I started these videos. There is monster hill near my home, and I conquered it for the first time on Wednesday using some of the techniques recommended in the videos.” Karen, from Denver, CO.
“I want to tell you that on a whim – having been a runner and then not as life happened when we adopted two teens in the past 2 years – I signed up for the 21 day program. The first few days I struggled to understand the roll out of topics. Now, I’m hooked! Such relevant and timely topics for where I am in my human journey as a new mom in my 50’s and missing my private time on a trail or down the road or up the monster hill just to refresh and feel wholly alive. Thank you and keep up the inspiring work. Last week was week 1 in the gym to begin to build my base again. I am amazing and why can’t I find the time to incorporate my runs in this new life. Cheers!” Anna, from Washington
“I am loving this program so far! Thanks for putting this together!” Kira, from Elizabeth, CO.
“Good morning Terry. Great session #12 this morning – follow your dreams. Perfect start to today’s long run on a snowy winter morn here in northern IL.” Andy, from Illinois.
“Terry’s running mindfulness program cause a complete mindset shift that allowed me to complete a half marathon after coming back from a period of not running due to injury. The whole way I thought about the sessions and I actually enjoyed the run and felt good about myself as a runner. It inspired me so much that I decided to sign up for a full marathon. Thanks for the great program!” Lillianne, from Little Rock.
This project is designed to help you change your relationship with yourself as a runner! Whether Great Smoky is your first or half marathon, or you’ve run several before, by the end of these 21 days you will be set for an amazing race experience in the Smokies.
Here’s a summary of what you will receive over the 21 days: