Could have gone faster Coach.
I hear it all the time and after almost every race. An athlete says, “I could have gone faster Coach.” My response- Well, if you could have gone faster than you should have gone faster. Remember this when you’re in the next race, keep it in the front of your mind, make it your mantra and don’t leave anything out there.
Now, as a former athlete I was guilty of this thinking as well many times. But, I recognized it after many years and it helped me achieve PR’s, podium places and a few wins. This mantra was KEY to success. If you are saying to yourself I can go faster than go out there and do it. Put some Zen in your body and make your mind your strongest weapon.