Endurance Quick Cast
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The show for cyclists, runners, multisport athletes with topics covering how to train, improving performances, the tech, the gear and the gadgets that endurance athletes love and finding new ways to get even more enjoyment out of your sport. Look for guests hosts and listener Q&A shows too.
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Habits are what drive motivation and success in athletes
I was recently listening to a TED talk while running errands last week. The topic was on what motivates individuals to perform well. Like any good TED talk it had me rethinking some of the guidance, I give on the development of motivation. I have often heard and have readily believed that motivation isn’t something that is coached. “Either you are motivated or your not.”
After listening to this particular speaker I realized that while the latter has been a belief of mine it wasn’t what I was actually coaching.
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So on the subject of motivation, I realized I was “backing” my athletes into a motivated state through other means such as embracing performance oriented goals over outcome-based goals and setting weekly and daily training objectives. I have always understood utilizing goal setting along with weekly and daily training objectives would lead to success and that success breed’s success. I just never thought of this as a way to coach motivation. When motivation is heightened we wan