Mindset for runners

Practical lessons and tips to help you develop the mental side of your running

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How to Master your Self Talk

Tuesday Mar 14, 2023

Tuesday Mar 14, 2023

One of the simplest and most impactful ways to improve performance is by learning to control and master your self talk.
This episode will help you understand the different types of self talk, and then use it to help your running and training.
It is packed with examples of self talk used by athletes so you can start using a new self talk plan on your next run.
Link to rowing video from episode:

Challenge vs Threat Mindsets

Wednesday Feb 15, 2023

Wednesday Feb 15, 2023

This is one of my favourite topics in psychology and mental skills training. Learn how to shift your mind from being in a 'threat' state to a 'challenge' state so you can perform at a higher level in training, at work, or in life.
In this episode you will learn a variety of mental skills to help you become aware of when you have shifted into an unhelpful emotional state for training or competing, how to shift it, and more importantly, how to understand yourself on a deeper level.
Fundraiser for Westmead Children's Hospital Burns Unit:

Saturday Jan 21, 2023

Learn how to build your Athletic Identity to help you unlock your potential as a runner, triathlete or in any field of performance.
In the 2 races immediately after Iearnt this stuff, it skyrocketed my performance and I had a 2nd place followed by a 1st place finish. You may have other goals other than coming first - but if you apply the tools in this episode, your performance and enjoyment WILL improve.
Find me on the socials:
Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/rob.mason.5205?mibextid=LQQJ4d
Twitter https://twitter.com/robmasonruns

Thursday Jan 05, 2023

In this interview you'll learn the mindset preparation I did that lead to my win at the 240km Coast to Kosciuscko ultramarathon and execute the best performance in my 13 years of running ultras.
I sit down with KPMG consultant, Personal Performance Coach, athlete and friend Bex Vandenburg to help me capture it all so that you can apply it to your running and life.
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Links to my mindset coach, Claudine Chi's, website and Instagram:
A short movie about this year's Coast to Kosci made by the talented Filmmaker Pete Davies:
A movie from the 2013 Coast to Kosci also made by Pete Davies:

Saturday Oct 22, 2022

In this special episode, Mark shares his journey from being a non-runner in 2016 to running for 24 hours on a treadmill attempting to break a world record only 6 years later. His adventures in dreaming up huge challenges, and the way he brings people together in a truly amazing story. I hope Mark's story of how he started running, and what he has done since will inspire you as much as it has me. 

Tuesday Aug 23, 2022

In this second interview with Joe Ward, we dive deeper into his approach to ultra running. We hear about Joe's experience representing Australia at the Asia and Oceanic 24 hr Championships in Bangalore, India, and learn more about his mindset, how he prepares for races, and his outlook on life.
You can also go back and listen to the first interview with Joe - episode 12.
I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did.

Wednesday Aug 17, 2022

Part 2 of a 3 part series on practical ways to avoid giving yourself pre-race anxiety. In episode 19 I explained all of the ways that I 'do' or have done pre-race anxiety, and in this episode I dive into strategies you can use to reduce or eliminate pre-race anxiety for yourself.
Please send questions, feedback, ideas for future episodes, or just love to:
With gratitude,

Thursday Jul 21, 2022

In the last episode, (#19) I unpacked 20 different ways to create feelings of anxiety before a race. 
Over these next 3 episodes, I'll be sharing practical strategies to help you deal with each of the 20 ways, so you can reduce or destroy your pre-race anxiety altogether.
Please send questions, feedback or love to:

How I do pre-race anxiety

Thursday Jul 07, 2022

Thursday Jul 07, 2022

It's a strange title for an episode - but in this episode I teach you all of the ways I do, or have done pre-race anxiety in the past so that you can identify how you may also do the same.
If we can understand and build the self-awareness that pre - race anxiety is something that we 'do', as opposed to something that happens to us, then we can build strategies for how to overcome it.
I hope that by me baring my soul on this episode, I can help you to understand and address any pre-race anxiety that you may have (or do!).

Friday Jul 01, 2022

Part 2 of the interview with Jay Gaffey. Make sure you listen to the previous episode - Part 1 of the interview first!
There is so much gold in this interview with Jay. I know you will learn something from Jay that will help you with your mindset for training, racing and life. I certainly did!
A big shout out to; Jay's coach, Jodie, her amazing support crew, the crew's support crew, and everyone who supported Jay in this unbelievable race! What a team you are!


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