Bob Babbitt and the Tri Club of San Diego hosted three-time world champion triathlete Lesley Paterson and her husband, sport psychology expert Dr. Simon Marshall, for the first event in their Brave Athlete Tour.
Babbitt reviewed how Lesley get her start in triathlon and her move to XTERRA, culminating in her first world championship win.
Lesley talked about some of the mental and motivational struggles she has faced and overcome.
Dr. Marshall explored the concept of the Chimp and the Professor and introduced the idea of a “Chimp Purge” as one of the ways anxious athletes can calm their nerves before a race or other high-pressure situation.
This 52-minute interview is fun, funny, and interesting. Take a look!