Starting the first in a series of blogs about Mental Toughness and Training, SOS Champion, Ashley Relf dives into 2 Key Reasons Why All Athletes Need to Drink Up:
Proper hydration is absolutely critical for mental toughness, which is required to achieve optimal results.
1. Even moderate dehydration can result in moving more sluggishly, decreased concentration, negative thoughts, and frustration. This directly impacts mental toughness, which in turn impacts physical performance. Proper hydration will improve your mind so that it’s always on your side. Gulp!
2. Mental fatigue often comes before physical fatigue. You must stay properly hydrated in order to apply your full mental energy and focus to your body so that it can continue to propel you. Gulp!
I would like to raise my SOS water bottle and give a special toast to SOS for keeping me properly hydrated. Stay hydrated and mentally tough!
Ashley Relf, MA Performance Coach TrainCompeteGetFaster™ San Francisco, California and SOS champion
Good luck in the National Duathlon Champs this weekend!!