Oct 15, 2018
These two sports psychologists may have different areas they
focus on, but they both love to run; Dr Helen Lane and Professor
Andy Lane both race marathons, have run over 200 parkruns and even
enjoy ultra marathons. This means they get the running struggles we
go through and how important the mental side of training the mind
is to racing well. Helen and Andy have both worked with
professional athletes to help them reach their potential, as well
as teaching runners psychological skills training techniques such
as imagery, anxiety regulation, and emotion
If you love learning more about the mind, and how we can learn to handle the negative thoughts that go through our mind when we are in the hard part of a race, you will love this husband and wife episode, where there is a lot of humor and fast talking British and New Zealand accents, be ready to listen, and be ready to learn!
Dr Helen Lane has a PhD in attitudes to eating among exercisers. She has authored several articles including the commonly used measure of mood called the The Brunel Mood Scale and a version of the Eating Attitude Test.
Andy Lane has a PhD and is BASES accredited sport and exercise scientist, a fellow of BASES, Chartered by the British Psychological Society, and a psychologist registered with the Health Professionals Council.
You get trapped in the event. You might be the expert, but you are still trapped in the event. You do need to hold back when you are giving advice out, and it is difficult to take advice as well, no matter how well intended it is.-Andy Lane
A small mark of depression can lead to all sorts of devastating or negative results that go on from that.-Andy Lane
Everybody needs a bag of tricks to identify and use in the dark moments.-Andy Lane
Your emotions are evolutionary functions to tell you what is important- Andy Lane
Human beings are competitive, so we have competed with ourself by saying that (a time we want), so we can easily think we are failures.-Helen Lane
Everyone underneath has an underlining self esteem issue, they are not confident in all situations- Helen Lane
Everyone has a little bit of an emotional problem with eating; they eat when they are stressed, bored, not when they are hungry, overeat in social settings...we all have this awareness with food, almost a preoccupation with food.-Helen Lane
If I look at social media, I would not know what to eat.- Andy Lane
If you want to find an angry person, find a hungry person!- Andy Lane
Rethink what fatigue means. Fatigue is an indicator you are working hard. It is not to be feared, it is accepting that you are working hard.- Andy Lane
It is very difficult to get from the very highs and maintain those highs, it's unlikely you are going to have another Olympic Gold Medal winning moment two months after.-Andy Lane
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