masters world

World Masters Athletics – always masters athletics.

  • World Masters Athletics
  • Malaga, Spain
  • 2013
  • Ludmila Engquist (SWE) – 54.7
  • 48 years and 299 days old
  • Sweden

Lets do this! I’m ready to get in the zone.

Getting into the zone is a very real thing, and it’s not just psychology. It’s neurology.

The zone is a state of flow, an optimal state of high-level performance that occurs when you are enjoying your work immensely and making great progress toward your goals. Your sense of self vanishes during this deeply enjoyable experience. There is no separation between you and your work. You feel as if you are merging with the activity itself—and, indeed, you are!

In the zone, you have a strong sense of control over the outcomes. All the limitations that normally constrain us in our everyday lives fall away like shackles of rusty iron chains breaking free from their imprisonment in stone walls overgrown with moss and ivy vines. We feel invincible!

How did you get here?

Participants at the World Masters Games come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common: they love to compete. Whether it’s skiing or sailing, running or rollerblading, there’s a sport for everyone to enjoy. The way each athlete got here is unique—some took planes and trains across the world while others drove down the street. Regardless of how far you traveled and how long it took you to get here, we are thrilled you are here! We know that your training has been tough and intense, but we hope that you had fun preparing for this event.

We know that some of you have been looking forward to this event for years. You may have trained on your own or with a team; maybe you started training when your kids were little or maybe it began just last year—whatever preparation process you used, we applaud your hard work!

No matter what discipline you chose—archery? disc golf? rowing?—we hope that everything fits right and reacts just right when needed. We suggest double-checking your equipment before starting any competition. Finally, on behalf of The World Master Games 2017 Kansai Organizing Committee (KMGOC) and our partners, welcome!

This is going to be great. I’m bringing my A game.

Having the right mindset is an important part of competing. If you’re confident in your abilities, it will put you at ease and help you perform better. Remember to make time to take care of yourself in the days leading up to a competition: eat healthy meals, get plenty of sleep, and make sure to stretch every day.

You are a talented athlete, and with the right preparation, this competition is going to be great.

Time to crush it!

Now is the time you have to crush it. Everyone who has worked as hard as you have, everyone who prepared like you have, and everyone who has put in the time and sacrifice to get this fit will all be here.

You can do it.

You’re ready.

You’re prepared.

You’re fit.

You’re strong.

You’re fast. You are a champion and you are going to win!

Does anyone want a smoothie?

It’s common for many of us to choose a smoothie instead of solid food after workouts because we believe that it is healthier. After all, the popular smoothies are marketed primarily as “vitamins and minerals in liquid form” so they must be good for you, right? In reality, most store-bought smoothies contain as much sugar as three cans of soda, which could hinder your goal to stay healthy. Not all smoothies are created equal. If you’re opting for a fruit and yogurt based combination, you should know that some brands use artificial sweeteners or high-fructose corn syrups in their recipes. Here’s how to drink smarter:

  • Add nut butter or flaxseed oil to your next drinkable meal; both ingredients will help slow down the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream
  • Skip the sugary juices and toppings such as chocolate chips or whipped cream – they add unnecessary calories without giving any nutritional benefits!

Did you see that high jump?

You may have noticed that the high jumpers are amazing. How do they get so high? How can we help each other out? What is the plan for the high jumpers?

In this post, I’ll go over what I learned about how to make a high jump happen.

Did you see the marathon times? Those guys have amazing training plans.

You’re asking yourself, “How did these guys get so fast?” The answer is: they most likely have a good training plan. You may be thinking, “So how do I know if I need a training plan?” If you find yourself struggling to stay motivated to train or you’re looking to take your running to the next level and are unsure of where to start when it comes to improving, a training plan could be right for you. In addition, if you’re currently running but feel like something is missing and want to achieve a new goal, you might also benefit from utilizing a training plan. If this sounds like you then read on!

Now that we’ve discussed what a training plan can do for you let’s talk about the importance of staying on track. Running with a runner who has similar goals will keep both of your motivation levels up. A way to make sure that your goals are met is by having accountability partners in place.

Accountability partners are essentially someone who holds you accountable for achieving your goals/working towards reaching your goal. This can mean that this partner checks in with you once a week/month/etc., or it could simply be someone who motivates and cheers for you throughout the process.

A great example of accountability partners would include telling family members about an upcoming race; they’ll be curious how the race went so they’ll naturally ask how the preparation was going leading up until race day and how the actual race went after completion!

Did you hear about the field events happening today? I am so excited for the lead up to their events, but am also disappointed I couldn’t make it. What can we do? We should call them and figure out ways to help each other out and get them motivated!

  • Be active in avoiding injury, stay healthy and positive, be a team player, and have fun!
  • Stay focused on the goal of being a winner. Use positive self-talk to get ready for the event.
  • Train regularly and have a good coach!
  • Stay hydrated and eat healthy food to give you energy!
  • Get enough sleep so you are energized and don’t feel tired when you wake up

Try your best and listen to your body

Many masters world competitors are in their late 30s and early 40s, and many have children, jobs and other responsibilities. As a result, it might be difficult to get in all the training you want. If you’re not dedicated to competitive swimming or triathlon, it’s easy to see this competition as just another swim meet or triathlon race.

Whether you compete every weekend or once a year, listen to your body. You don’t necessarily need more than five workouts per week for swimming (usually an hour each), plus one weight workout a week at most. The same is true for running and biking: Don’t overdo it!

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