Posts by Nickademus de la Rosa

Downhill running, part 2

In our first advent of the psychology of downhill running, we discussed the idea that “actions” come first and your “feelings” of confidence come second (or later, once you’ve mastered the basic movements.) Taking a psychology-based approach to improving your downhill running, I suggested that athletes: Identify the necessary skills to improve Practice the skills…

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Confidence and Downhill Running

I rolled up to the massive thirty five foot gap; there was no way on earth I was going to hurl myself across that. I was paralyzed by fear, though I’d watched my friends do it again and again. “Nick, come on you can totally rock this!” They coaxed. I trembled, even as I gripped…

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