Speedwork. An uncomfortable place to be for a short moment in time. Getting the most out of a work interval requires more than just the physical effort. Minute after minute, interval after interval, our brains are working hard to maintain attentional resources to the task at hand. Yes, fatigue obviously has physical effects that are simple for anyone to observe (i.e. slowing pace). But fatigue is complicated, especially when you consider the brain's role. || During exercise, the brain is constantly evaluating perceived effort relative to the perceived reward of the activity. If, at any point in time, the effort outweighs the reward, attention or focus to the task is compromised, and the training effort can be compromised. Fortunately, this IS a continuous, back and forth process that goes on and you can often redeem your effort (rallying!). || Several brain areas are involved in effort versus reward analysis, decision making, and behavior monitoring. But, it comes down to your motivation and your immediate, short-term, and long-term goals. How meaningful are they to you? What drives you? WHY are you doing it? || The right motivation, reasonable and attainable goals, and using your "brain power" to put forth your best effort are all important for churning out a quality session of work. THESE minutes, hours, weeks, months, and years of honest work are what earn you those finish line celebrations and personal victories, big and small.
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  • forty11coachingSpeedwork. An uncomfortable place to be for a short moment in time. Getting the most out of a work interval requires more than just the physical effort. Minute after minute, interval after interval, our brains are working hard to maintain attentional resources to the task at hand. Yes, fatigue obviously has physical effects that are simple for anyone to observe (i.e. slowing pace). But fatigue is complicated, especially when you consider the brain's role. || During exercise, the brain is constantly evaluating perceived effort relative to the perceived reward of the activity. If, at any point in time, the effort outweighs the reward, attention or focus to the task is compromised, and the training effort can be compromised. Fortunately, this IS a continuous, back and forth process that goes on and you can often redeem your effort (rallying!). || Several brain areas are involved in effort versus reward analysis, decision making, and behavior monitoring. But, it comes down to your motivation and your immediate, short-term, and long-term goals. How meaningful are they to you? What drives you? WHY are you doing it? || The right motivation, reasonable and attainable goals, and using your "brain power" to put forth your best effort are all important for churning out a quality session of work. THESE minutes, hours, weeks, months, and years of honest work are what earn you those finish line celebrations and personal victories, big and small.

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  • m_carmen_longDid some intervals this morning and oh they hurt but as my friend Jenny says you can deal with the pain when it's over
  • matt_runs_atl👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻
  • forty11coaching@m_carmen_long yes! And it is never that bad after it's over 😊
  • forty11coaching@matt_runs_atl back at ya 😁
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