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!

Work In

Erin Taylor

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Work In shares new mental and physical recovery techniques for athletes who give it all in every workout. Preorders from velopress.com ship by December 7th.

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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 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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The Brave Athlete Audiobook Chapter 1: Hello, Brain!

Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson

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In this FREE download of the first chapter from The Brave Athlete audiobook, Dr. Marshall lays out the fundamental tension between your three brains that are constantly wrestling for control.

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The Brave Athlete Alter Ego Development Kit

Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson

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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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.

Firebreather Fitness

Greg Amundson and T.J. Murphy

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Firebreather Fitness is Greg Amundson's program to help you get into the best shape of your life, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

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Believe Training Journal Series Comparison Guide

Believe Training Journal Series Comparison Guide

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

COMPETE Training Journal

Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas

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Compete Training Journal from pro runners Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas focuses on performance and the podium.

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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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Dr. Simon Marshall

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Dr. Simon Marshall trains the brains of endurance athletes and fitness enthusiasts to become happier and more mentally tough.

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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 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.

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.

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.

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Samuele Marcora, PhD is a clinical exercise physiologist and professor and director of research at the University of Kent.

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Everyday Yoga

Sage Rountree

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America’s leading expert on yoga for active people, Sage Rountree, shares her approach to practicing yoga every day in this colorful, lay-flat guide to yoga poses and routines.

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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.

Run Like a Champion

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Alan Culpepper is one of America’s most consistent and versatile pro runners. Run Like a Champion explores how elite runners find their highest performance.

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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.

Reading the Race

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Race announcer Jamie Smith and veteran road captain Chris Horner team up to deliver a master class in bike racing strategies and tactics.

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Iron War (paperback)

Matt Fitzgerald

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Iron War is a riveting epic about how Mark Allen and Dave Scott drove themselves and each other through the most awe-inspiring race in Ironman triathlon history.

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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.

Raul Guisado

Raul Guisado is a sports physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, and Olympic coach to the U.S. Ski Team.

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Kristen Dieffenbach

Kristen Dieffenbach is an is an elite-level USA Cycling certified coach.

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Terri Schneider

Terri Schneider is a former professional triathlete and one of the top female multisport endurance athlete in the world.

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Jim Taylor, PhD

Jim Taylor, PhD

Jim Taylor, PhD is internationally recognized for his work in the psychology of endurance sport.

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Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald is an acclaimed sports journalist, a certified sports nutritionist, and the author of numerous books on running, triathlon, nutrition, and weight loss.

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Iron War (hardcover)

Matt Fitzgerald

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Iron War is a riveting epic about how Mark Allen and Dave Scott drove themselves and each other through the most awe-inspiring race in Ironman triathlon history.

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RUN

Matt Fitzgerald

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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 Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga

Sage Rountree

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Athletes can gain the benefits of yoga using this book of routines organized around an athlete's typical problem areas of tightness and imbalance.

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Bike Racing for Juniors

Kristen Dieffenbach and Steve McCauley

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The only book to specifically equip young bike racers for competitive racing, Bike Racing for Juniors highlights the unique needs of young athletes.

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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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Racing Tactics for Cyclists

Thomas Prehn

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Thomas Prehn helps cyclists avoid common race mistakes and ride strategically.

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