It’s a personal thing. A lot of the athletes I work with, we would specifically target a lot of visualization techniques, closer to their races and events.
We visualize stuff in their training earlier on. What we’re visualizing changes as we’re going through the programs.
For me, it’s something I like to do first thing in the morning, or late at night before I’m going off to bed. It’s powerful late at night because it subconsciously sinks into your mind. It’s the last thing you think about, and that can be powerful.
I would do it as often as you can. The more you can visualize you being successful, the more successful you will become. I know it sounds a bit hippy, but it is a powerful tool.
There’s lots of psychology [research] that backs this theory up.