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Ultra Performance: The Psychology of Endurance Sports
 

Ultra Performance: The Psychology of Endurance Sports (EPUB ebook)

By Moore, Paul

The world's leading endurance athletes are not only some of the fittest people on the planet, they are also among the toughest mentally. To train and race at the highest level of competition over hundreds - and sometimes thousands - of miles takes preparation, dedication and the ...ability to push the body and mind beyond conventional limits. Ultra Performance offers an insight into the psychology of these athletes. Having interviewed fourteen ultra athletes, Paul Moore distils the dynamics of the mental toughness they required - the motivation, focus and ability to keep the mind positive deep in the heart of fatigue. What did it take, for instance, for Rachel Cadman to 'eat the elephant' of the Arch to Arc (running from London to Dover, swimming the Channel, then cycling to Paris)? And to win? That takes steeliness beyond all mere effort, pushing through and improvising when necessary. The stories of these hard-fought wins feature strongly in the contributions from Brett Sutton, world-renowned triathlon coach, and Craig Alexander, one of the greatest athletes in the history of Ironman. Others, like Dee Cafari, the first woman to circumnavigate the world solo in both directions, required the resilience to overcome challenges they had set themselves. With working examples of the implementation of their mental strategies, Ultra Performance not only gives an insight into the toughest moments these professional athletes have ever faced, but also offers advice to readers on how they can adapt and employ these techniques for themselves, often to the non-sporting pursuits of everyday life.
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ISBN 9781472900517
Published 10 Apr 2014
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781472900517
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Sport
Released 10 Apr 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Moore, Paul
Category Sports & Outdoor Recreation
Sports Coaching
Sports Psychology
Multidiscipline Sports
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 796.019
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General Sport & Fitness Training
ONIX Text General/trade

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