The Triathlete’s Guide to Mental Training

$18.95

This unique book provides in-depth, yet practical information and skills triathletes can use to master the challenges of the mind while increasing their enjoyment of the sport.

By Jim Taylor, PhD, Terri Schneider

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Description

Triathlon is certainly physically demanding, but most triathletes would agree that it is the mental aspects that determine whether or not they achieve their competitive goals. Internationally recognized psychologist and Ironman® triathlete Jim Taylor, PhD, and former professional triathlete Terri Schneider give multisport athletes in-depth, yet practical information and skills they can use to master the challenges of the mind while increasing their enjoyment of the sport.

Triathletes will first assess their psychological strengths and weaknesses, and then learn about the six mental factors that most affect triathlon performance: motivation, confidence, intensity, focus, emotions, and pain. Taylor and Schneider also reveal essential tools for training and racing, such as routines, mental imagery, goal setting, and valuable insight from the world’s best triathletes.

The Triathlete’s Guide to Mental Training will help multisport athletes identify and overcome the psychological barriers that the mind places on athletic ability with practical information and skills that will ultimately lead to better performance.

The Triathlete’s Guide to Mental Training
Jim Taylor, PhD
Paperback with tables and worksheets throughout.
6″ x 9″, 296 pp., $18.95, 9781931382700

Foreword by Mark Allen
Foreword by Michellie Jones
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part One: Building a Foundation for Triathlon Success
1 Introduction to Prime Triathlon
2 Prime Triathlon Profiling

Part Two: Prime Triathlon Pyramid
3 Motivation
4 Confidence
5 Intensity.
6 Focus
7 Emotions
8 Pain

Part Three: Tools for Triathlon Success
9 Goal Setting and Mental Training Plans.
10 Training
11 Routines
12 Mental Imagery

Part Four: Special Concerns in Triathlon
13 Psychology of Injury
14 Ironman Preparation and Racing.
15 Tips from the Top
16 Embracing the Healthy Side of Triathlon

Afterword
References
Index.
About the Authors

Additional information

Weight 1.01 lbs
Dimensions 9.00 × 6.10 × 0.76 in
Preview book.

“No ‘just-think-happy-thoughts’ pop-psych pablum here; Mental Training shells out solid techniques for getting your mind to work in tandem with your body, instead of throwing up obstacles.” — Her Sports magazine

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