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A Selection of The Brave Athlete Podcasts

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A selection of podcasts from authors Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson to help you wrangle your brain and become the stronger, braver, happier athlete you were meant to be.

How to Talk to a Friend About Eating Disorders

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If you have a friend or family member you suspect of an eating disorder, how you talk about this sensitive subject is very important. The authors of The Brave Athlete offer some suggestions for what to say or do (or what not to say or do).

The Exercise Dependence Scale

Is it possible your exercise habits are going in an unhealthy direction? Take this quiz from The Brave Athlete to see how dependent you may be.

Break Out of Your Comfort Zone This Year!

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A new year is the perfect time to challenge yourself and the boundaries you've created that may be holding you back.

“I Could Never Do That” podcast: Becoming a Brave Athlete

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Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson discuss becoming a brave athlete, swearing in their title, and training the brain in this episode of "I Could Never Do That."

Stop the Thoughts and Feelings You Don’t Want

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Sports psychologist Dr. Simon Marshall and his wife, three-time world champion triathlete Lesley Paterson, explain why we have bad thoughts and feelings.

Why You Need an Alter Ego for Your Sport

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In this quick video, three-time world champion triathlete Lesley Paterson shares how creating an alter ego can make you tougher on race day.

Your New Pre-Race Mental Strategy: Freak Out In Your Car!

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Three-time world champion triathlete Lesley Paterson shares a favorite mental toughness tip: FREAKING OUT in her car just before a race. See why it works!

Lesley Paterson Wins XTERRA Pan Am, Shares What XTERRA Racing Means to Her

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Hailing from Stirling, Scotland--the land of gritty competitors--Lesley Paterson describes what XTERRA racing means to her.

Lesley Paterson Wins XTERRA Beaver Creek!

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Now you can steal Lesley Paterson's race-winning brain training trick! CLICK HERE to see a FREE DOWNLOAD from The Brave Athlete.

Meet Paddy McGinty, Lesley Paterson’s Alter Ego!

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Paddy McGinty is Lesley Paterson's alter ego when she needs to toughen up. Use our Alter Ego Kit to find yours!

The Brave Athlete Tour: Meet Three-Time World Champion Lesley Paterson and Sport Psychology Expert Dr. Simon Marshall

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The Brave Athlete Tour will introduce ways to help you take control of your brain so you can train harder, race faster, and better enjoy your sport.

The Chimp and Professor Battling Inside Your Brain

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You don’t have one brain—you have three; your ancient Chimp brain, your modern Professor brain, and your Computer brain. They fight for control all the time and that’s when bad things happen...

The Brave Athlete in Under 2 Minutes! A Quick Video Overview from Lesley Paterson and Dr. Simon Marshall

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In this short video, Lesley Paterson and Dr. Simon Marshall give a quick overview of the concepts covered in their new book, The Brave Athlete.

Bob Babbitt and San Diego Tri Club Host The Brave Athlete Tour Book Launch

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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.

Stop the Social Envy! Or: Why Your Online Friends Make You Feel Like S***!

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Ever wonder why you leave a Facebook binge feeling worse about yourself than before? A lot of it has to do with impression management and how we perceive the lives of others...

What’s Inside The Brave Athlete? A Chapter Summary

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Let's take a look at what's inside each chapter of The Brave Athlete.

Sneak Peek: The Brave Athlete photo gallery

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Take a look at what's inside The Brave Athlete.

Praise for Dr. Simon Marshall, Lesley Paterson, and The Brave Athlete

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See what professional athletes and experts are saying about The Brave Athlete, Dr. Simon Marshall, and Lesley Paterson.

Don’t Get Your Confidence from the Internet!

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Social media is littered with self-affirmation memes and silly cat posters that pretend the path to self-confidence is simple.

How to Talk to Your Injured Athlete

Sick of your pouty athlete?? C'mon, we know you are. Well, good news: there IS something you can do about it...

Feeling Fat: Why Self-Talk Matters

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When you feel fat, you’re actually feeling something else...

How to Stop Making Mistakes on Race Day, or How to Get in the Zone Like Michael Phelps

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Assuming you show up physically prepared, mental errors are the biggest cause of bad races, and they are self-inflicted.

How to Filter Truthiness and Bullsh*t

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Social media should work for you, not against you.

How to Break Bad Habits and Form Good Ones

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To form good habits, we need to design them with such conscious and deliberate precision that they are ready-made to run on autopilot. Here are the step-by-step instructions.

Two Tricks Brave Athletes Use to Handle Pressure

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Want to get better at handling pressure? You need to practice.

The Best Brain Training Apps for Athletes

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The Brave Athlete mentions several smartphone apps that can help athletes focus or relax.

Dr. Simon Marshall’s Recommended Reading List

These are the books Dr. Simon Marshall recommends for improved brain training.

Believe Training Journal Series Comparison Guide

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Confused about which Believe Training Journal is right for you? Use this helpful comparison guide to help you choose

Compete Training Journal Simple Guide to Race Strategy

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Professional runners Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas offer A Simple Guide to Race Strategy in this free download and preview of their upcoming book COMPETE Training Journal.

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Personality & Performance, Worriers & Warriors: A Mental Exercise from Believe Training Journal

Knowing your runner personality can help you determine the best ways to train and race. To get a feel for which type best describes you, take this personality quiz from Believe Training Journal. Knowing your personal strengths and liabilities will help you maximize your ability.

Brace Yourself: Strengthen Your Mental Fitness with This Lesson from Jenny Barringer Simpson

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In this chapter from How Bad Do You Want It?, the entire running world expects University of Colorado cross-country running champion Jenny Barringer to win another NCAA title—including Jenny herself. But there's one problem: Jenny has perhaps forgotten how hard it is to win.

Time Is On Your Side: Greg LeMond’s Time-Based Goals Helped Him Win the 1989 Tour de France

In this excerpt from How Bad Do You Want It?, pioneering American cyclist Greg LeMond races against the clock—and his rival Laurent Fignon—in an individual time trial stage of the Tour de France.

Dare to Dream: A Goal-Setting Exercise from Believe Training Journal

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Professional runners Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas share their hard-earned advice to help runners set achievable goals.

Watch the Races Featured in New Book How Bad Do You Want It?

Now you can watch the thrilling races Fitzgerald describes in his new book, How Bad Do You Want It?, on this VeloPress playlist.

The Answer Is Inside You: Paula Newby-Fraser Collapses at the 1995 Ironman World Championship

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In this chapter from How Bad Do You Want It?, Ironman triathlon legend Paula Newby-Fraser has abandoned the training method that carried her to the pinnacle of her sport for a new and trendy approach: pile on the miles. Her ambition may bring her ultimate racing glory—or disaster.

Why Matt Fitzgerald Became a Coach and Sports Psychology Writer

The introduction to his new book, How Bad Do You Want It?, Matt Fitzgerald shares how his own early racing career inspired his exploration of mental strength and spurred him to pursue a career as a coach and best-selling author.

Outside Magazine’s 5 Ways to Become a Better Athlete Immediately

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Endurance expert Matt Fitzgerald shares how to push your body further by mastering your mind

Alan Culpepper’s Run Like a Champion Drills & Stretches Video Series

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In the Run Like a Champion Drills and Stretches video series on YouTube, Culpepper makes the case for adding warm-ups, drills, stretches, and cooldowns to your workout routine. With the help of professional runners Stephen Pifer and Laura Thweatt, Culpepper demonstrates the dynamic drills and stretches, showing their ideal form.

Run Like a Champion: How to Handle Group Training Runs

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Two-time Olympian Alan Culpepper trained alone and in groups. In this excerpt from his book Run Like a Champion, Culpepper shares his veteran tips for making the group run work for you instead of derailing your training.

Run Like a Champion: Creating Work, Life, and Training Balance

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Two-time Olympic runner Alan Culpepper shares the work/life and training balance strategies that helped him compete at the highest level--while raising a family.

Run Like a Champion: Six Steps to Developing a Psychology of Success

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Two-time Olympic runner Alan Culpepper shares the 6 sport psychology steps that helped him find running success at the highest levels of the sport.

Just Do It: Improve Running Technique by Not Thinking About It

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The best scientific and real-world evidence indicates that the best way to improve your stride is not to think about it.

Embracing the Healthy Side of Triathlon–and Avoiding the Dark Side

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Triathlon can be a healthy pursuit or it can take over your life. Jim Taylor, PhD, offers his guidelines for keeping triathlon healthy.

Training by Feel Instead of Using a Training Plan

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This excerpt from RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel introduces the limitations of training plans and the potential of learning to train by feel.

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