A Coach Shares How To Find Your Best Race Mantra

The power of positive words and thoughts cannot be stressed enough.


NCAA runner turned high school coach Hillary Kigar has an answer for all things training! 

What are the most encouraging words during a tough workout or race?

No matter if it’s coming from a coach, friend or you are talking to yourself, the power of positive words and thoughts cannot be stressed enough. Encouragement via a race mantra should be brief but meaningful.

Think of something that really inspires or motivates you. Maybe it’s an empowering line from your favorite Katy Perry song, “I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar!” Perhaps it’s something simple that you say with each step, “I can. I will.” Even something silly, if it resonates with you, can help you check back in to the workout to make sure you are focused while enjoying the process.

Have a question for Coach Kigar? Email or tweet @womensrunning with the hashtag #AsktheCoach.

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