The Brave Athlete Alter Ego Development Kit

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The Brave Athlete Alter Ego Development Kit

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It turns out that science shows athletes really can "fake it 'til they make it!" Create your own sports alter ego and get started on becoming the athlete you really want to be...

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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.

The Brave Athlete

Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson

The Brave Athlete by Lesley Paterson and Dr. Simon Marshall

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The Brave Athlete solves the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races.

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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 and 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

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

In this chapter from the 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.

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

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.

How Bad Do You Want It?

Matt Fitzgerald Foreword by Samuele Marcora, PhD

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In How Bad Do You Want It?, coach Matt Fitzgerald explores some of the greatest moments in endurance sports to reveal new principles of sports psychology.

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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.

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.

RUN

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RUN will teach runners how to listen to their bodies so they can train in the most personalized and adaptable way and begin to realize their full potential.

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The Triathlete’s Guide to Mental Training

Jim Taylor, PhD and Terri Schneider

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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.

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