Research-Evaluated Strategies Intending to Support Training

A common yet little understood phenomenon amongst runners is overcoming the urge to slow down significantly, temporarily stop, walk, or quit at an unplanned time. Considering how common and undesirable the urge is, we are developing and evaluating brief psychological interventions for recreational endurance athletes. 


Our interventions focus on optimising pace-related decision-making, managing expectations, and dealing with thoughts around the urge to slow down, stop, or quit. In this website we share resources that can empower athletes to overcome performance-limiting urges and improve endurance performance outcomes.

Who are we?

Dr Carla Meijen

Professor Andy Lane

Dr Alister McCormick

Professor Dominic Micklewright

Dr David Marchant

Dr Noel Brick

Professor Samuele Marcora 

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