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The Drop Running Podcast E82 (ft. Shannon Thompson, Mental Performance Consultant)

The racing gods giveth, the racing gods taketh away. That’s about how Robbe’s weekend at the HAT 50K went, anyway. The Believe in the Run team digs into his performance, his untimely injury, and a few thoughts on the Brooks Caldera 6 that he wore for the duration. Even better, he took it straight out of the box and into the race — who does that?

Anyway, after that, Robbe, Thomas, and Meaghan touch on the standout performances from the NYRR Half Marathon. In our guest chair this week is Shannon Thompson, a mental performance consultant. Basically, you train your body, and Shannon trains everything above your shoulders. If you’ve ever wondered about tactics for turning a bad race around or calming your nerves before a big race like the Cherry Blossom 10-Mile, Shannon has you covered.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a video interview with Shannon. You can blame technical difficulties or blame Brandon, they’re both valid options. In the meantime, listen to the audio podcast below and check out the video version of the intro.


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