Simon Marshall, PhD, and his wife Lesley Paterson (XTERRA and ITU Cross-Triathlon World Champion) are the authors of the book „The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion“. In this episode, we discuss several of the most important messages covered in this book for triathletes, including getting an understanding of the inner workings of your brain, as well as common and specific psychological challenges that triathletes face on a regular basis in racing, training, and in the day to day.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:
-Applied neuroscience: understanding how your brain works and how to (as well as how not to) work with your brain rather than against it.
-How to build confidence (even if you are not a confident person)
-How to use social media and avoid the comparison trap
-How to get out of your comfort zone and learn to embrace the suck
-Tips for how athletes can go about improving their psychological and mental skills
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LINKS AND RESOURCES:
- Simon’s profiles on Twitter and Research Gate
- Lesley’s website, Twitter, and Instagram
- Braveheart Coaching website
- The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion – Simon’s and Lesley’s book
- All previous sports psychology episodes on That Triathlon Show
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