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  1. Motivation EMJOS Tour – Sweden 2010 Fill in your sheets

  2. What is Motivation? • Reasons why we do what we do • The unbreakable desire to succeed • Without motivation, actions have no meaning I can feel the wind go by when I run. It feels good. It feels fast. Evelyn Ashford 1984 Olympic 100m champion A one second mistake is still not good enough Thierry Gueorgiou, 6 times WOC Middle Distance Gold Medallist

  3. Staying Motivated • Goals • Belief • Overcoming Obstacles • A training plan/log • Coaches Ask yourself: "Can I give more?". The answer is usually: "Yes". Paul Tergat, Marathon world record holder 2003-2007

  4. Set Goals • Have a SMART Goal • Something which excites you • Every bit of training you do is one step towards it If you can dream it, you can do it! Thierry Gueorgiou, 6 times WOC Middle Distance Gold Medallist IMAGERY

  5. Believe in Yourself • Belief = “be in love with” • Love your sport • Without that 100% belief in yourself to succeed you can’t achieve anything • Positive language Under pressure you can perform 15% better or worse [than in training] Scott Hamilton, gold medal figure skater What if EVERY TIME it was BETTER?

  6. Use the Coaches • Coaches are there to help you • They won’t chase you unless you chase them first to show you want their help A coach can be like an oasis in the desert of a runner's lost enthusiasm. Ken Doherty, 1928 Olympic Decathlon Bronze Medalist

  7. Overcome Obstacles • “I messed up the first control, it ruined the rest of the race” • “I’m tired and can’t be bothered” • “But it’s raining” • “I don’t have the time” • “Running is boring” • “I’m injured” These are what you see when you take your eyes off your goal

  8. Think Positively • “I messed up the first control, I’m going to forget about it and concentrate on spiking every remaining control” • “I’m tired, but I know I can still go out there and win this race” • “Running in the rain is actually quite fun” • “I’ll run back from school instead of catching the bus” • “Every step I take is one step closer to that win I want” These are what you see when you’re motivated, when you know you can do it STAND UP

  9. Some obstacles you cannot prevent. It is not these obstacles, but HOW YOU RESPOND TO THEM which makes the difference and keeps your motivation up

  10. A Training Log • Allows you to see progress • Allows you to identify patterns of errors EMJOS Purple

  11. Never Give Up! • Don’t be scared of making mistakes, but make sure that when you do you learn from them I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan, Basketball player

  12. Less is More • Don’t overdo it • Do what is right to allow you to reach your target Train, don’t strain Arthur Lydiard, world class New Zealand athletics coach

  13. Motivated? Kris Jones, 2nd in JWOC Sprint 2010 Lucy Butt, 3rd at W16 EYOC 2010