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Find Your Mental Edge During a Marathon

 

Have you wondered how some runners could just turn on that switch during a race to take it to the next level?

 

Have you struggled with finding your mental toughness during your races?

 

Do you have an upcoming marathon and want to learn about some mental running strategies?

 

Then you are in the right place with sub 3 hour marathoner Paul Devillo who shared some great actionable strategies for you to take into your next marathon!

 

Paul is a well accomplished masters marathon runner who only started running in his 40’s!

 

 

In this episode, Paul covers race preparation and tips you can implement during different stages of your race to improve your mental fortitude and hit that PR you always wanted!

 

Click below to see the video from the Healthy Runner Live! 

 

 

Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!

 

Some of the questions, I asked Paul were:

 

  • How much of a marathon is mental?

 

  • What does it take mentally to run a marathon?

 

  • How do you mentally prepare for a marathon?

 

  • How do you push yourself past your limits during a marathon? (any mental secrets or tips you have for our listeners)

 

  • How has your training changed since you turned 50?

 

Additional content relating to mindset can be found in Episode 55- The Mental Side of Running with Coaches Whitney and Cat

 

https://sparkyourtraining.com/the-mental-side-of-running-with-coach-whitney-and-coach-cat/

 

Get my interview with Paul on his YouTube channel on the 5 Tips for Strong & Healthy Training here: https://youtu.be/esO2pZdtKS4

 

 

Connect with Paul DeVillo:

DevRunner on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGG-PKUI9ove5qAgc4Ur3LA

Instagram: @thedevrunner https://www.instagram.com/thedevrunner/

Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/7577111?oq=paul%20

 

 

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Would you like to run a marathon this fall to SPARK Back to LIVE races?…

 

Do you want to run strong and feel good?

 

Are you getting frustrated with your knee or ankle pain and worried you won’t be able to train?

 

Are you afraid to go to your doctor or PT because you don’t want them to tell you to stop running?

 

If you answered YES to any (or all) of these questions then you are in luck because I have 2 slots available for my high touch SPARK Back coaching program to crush a fall marathon.

 

So whether you are running New York, Boston, Chicago, Hartford or your local marathon, I am here to guide you along the way as your personal running PT and coach!

 

However, you must act quick because my calendar has been filling up and we need to start your 16 week training block in mid June!

 

Let’s get you feeling good and running strong!

 

Schedule your strategy call with me as you running coach and physical therapist to see if you are a good fit for how I help runners crush their running goals and become life long injury free runners!

 

Grab a spot on my calendar here:  https://calendly.com/duanescotticoaching/30-minute-strategy-session

 

 

You can listen to all the information in this episode on the Healthy Runner Podcast…available wherever you get your podcasts!

 

 

Here is what other runners are saying about the podcast

 

 

Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!

 

Warmest regards,

 

– Duane

 

Duane Scotti, PT, PhD, DPT

Physical Therapist For Runners

Board Certified, OCS

(203) 376-6514

 

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I connected with Duane through his Healthy Runner Facebook group, and then we began our virtual physical therapy visits. Virtual sessions work great for me because I’m constantly traveling and can access care wherever I reside. Even though I’m not in the clinic, I still receive the same quality of experience!

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Jenn H.

In April, I was diagnosed with proximal hamstring tendinopathy, or PHT. If you haven’t heard of it or experienced it, let me tell you…it’s a real pain in the BUTT! Not only did it derail my training (I’m a runner/cyclist), simply sitting for more than 10 minutes at a time was unbearable. There’s very little research out there on this injury and finding credible information on how to effectively treat was difficult. The initial advice I got from my ortho was to stop running, rest, and stretch. This did absolutely nothing to improve my symptoms or help me get back to running. In fact, stretching made it worse! I also tried massage, dry needling, shockwave therapy…nada. In September, I stumbled on a podcast with Duane where he spoke in depth about his own experience with PHT and how he beat it, and how he helped others overcome this stubborn injury. I was also intrigued by his philosophy of not having to give up the sport you love while recovering from injury. I contacted Duane for a consult and have been working with him since October. After assessing and reaffirming my diagnosis, he put together a customized, structured rehab program focused on progressive loading of the hamstring tendon and supporting muscles WITHOUT giving up running! Gradually, my pain began to lessen and my strength has continued to increase. I am now running four days a week and am closer than at any point in the past 8 months to putting this injury in the rearview mirror for good. I’m looking forward to getting back to structured training and racing again in 2021…an unimaginable goal two months ago. Duane is awesome! His techniques and approach to injury rehab and prevention work. If you’re an athlete who has struggled with injuries that constantly disrupt your training, Duane is your guy!

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