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Training to the Beat: An Insight to the Benefits of Music on Athletic Performance

  

Science has discovered real benefits of listening to music before, during and after workouts. Here’s your guide to discovering which types of tracks to listen to and when for optimal performance and recovery.


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5 Tips for Kona First-Timers

  

If you’re toeing the start line at the IRONMAN World Championship for the first time, here are five simple tips to help you enjoy your day, and make the most of your performance.


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Avoiding Mental Sabotage Part 6: How to Conquer Your Fear of Failure

  

Our mental skills series continues with a look at how to conquer your fear of failure and develop a more rational philosophy about your performance and your own self-worth.


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When Should You Quit a Race, and When Should You Stick it Out?

  

All athletes will inevitably need to make the decision about whether or not to pull the cord on a race. Here are some personal examples of how and why other athletes made the decision to call it a day or push onward toward that finish line.


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Avoiding Mental Sabotage Part 5: Stopping Your Need for Social Approval

  

In this continuing series on race-day mental skills, we discuss how to overcome your need for approval from others, how to stop making assumptions about how others feel about your performance, and how to develop unconditional self respect.


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The Perfect IRONMAN 70.3 Taper Plan

  

Nail the IRONMAN 70.3 taper with these tips and key workouts for preparing you or your athlete’s body and mind for the demands of race day.


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Coach’s Desk: The Lost Art of the Training Diary

  

Getting consistent feedback from your athletes is an important part of the training process—here are some tips on how to convince them to do it more regularly.


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How to Improve an Athlete’s Racing Attitude and Expectations

  

These eight tactics will help you get your athlete’s race day plan and expectations in order before their next event.


Channel your pre-race anxiety

Avoiding Mental Sabotage Part 4: How to Channel Pre-Race Anxiety

  

Learn whether you’re dealing with constructive pre-race jitters or performance crushing pre-race anxiety—and discover how you can channel those nerves into focus and drive.


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The 6 Markers of Exercise Addiction

  

These six questions can help identify whether or not you might be suffering from an exercise addiction and/or a disordered eating pattern that could be affecting your performance—and your long-term health.


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