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Published: Tuesday, 2/14/2006

Start with volition

All athletic accomplishments begin with volition; that is, the desire and willpower necessary to succeed.

Peak Performance Mental Training Techniques of the World s Greatest Athletes

Charles A. Garfield, Ph.D, wrote Peak Performance in the mid-1980s to illustrate how underestimated was the mental game of an athlete. The current Winter Olympics is the latest example of how many great athletes there are and how few of us actually harness our potential. It s something I ll be thinking about 46 days before the Glass City Marathon on April 2.

Don t forget the Pickle Chase 5K run and the Bell Pepper Fun Run for kids on July 1 at Elmwood High School. The event pays tribute to the late Jodie Stearns, an attorney and farmer, who was struck and killed by a car on Jan. 11 while running in rural Wood County.

Run with this

"Running has given me more energy than I've ever had before...It's always my hope that I'll inspire someone to walk or run around the block the next day."

Annabel Marsh

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