Self talk is useful
Duncan reckons he’s going mad,… talking to himself whilst training!
Well it turns out that it’s actually quite normal to talk to ourselves.
In fact, research shows that top achievers talk to themselves in a quite specific way, encouraging themselves with positive type of comments. And what’s more, it’s not just talk, there’s also the pictures they make in their mind, and other things they notice or feel such as reframing the effort of running up the hill as powerful, rather than painful.