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Avoiding Mental Sabotage Part 7: How to be Dynamic Instead of Perfect

November 20, 2017   |   Patrick J. Cohn, Ph.D. and Andre Bekker

Here are six strategies for creating a more dynamic, healthy mindset on race day rather than perfectionism.


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

October 3, 2017   |   Patrick J. Cohn, Ph.D. and Andre Bekker

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

September 13, 2017   |   Patrick J. Cohn, Ph.D. and Andre Bekker

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.


Channel your pre-race anxiety

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

July 24, 2017   |   Patrick J. Cohn, Ph.D. and Andre Bekker

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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Avoiding Mental Sabotage Part 3: How to Fuel Your Confidence

May 25, 2017   |   Patrick J. Cohn, Ph.D. and Andre Bekker

In our continuing series on race-day mental skills, we discuss the importance of proactive confidence, which you can build by asking yourself these six pre-race questions.


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Avoiding Mental Sabotage Part 2: Managing Performance Expectations

May 3, 2017   |   Patrick J. Cohn, Ph.D. and Andre Bekker

In part two of our ongoing series on ways athletes sabotage their own performances, we discuss how to overcome unrealistic performance expectations heading into a race.


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6 Ways Athletes Sabotage Their Own Racing Success

April 5, 2017   |   Patrick J. Cohn, Ph.D. and Andre Bekker

Mental sabotage can ruin your race before it begins. Here are six ways that athletes psyche themselves out and how to overcome them for racing success.


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5 Things This Year’s IRONMAN World Championship Taught Us About How This Race Has Evolved

November 6, 2017   |   Lance Watson

Making it to the starting line in Kona is never by simple chance. These five takeaways from this year’s event offer some insight into how to get there—and how to succeed during the race.


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5 Tips for Kona First-Timers

October 12, 2017   |   Susan Legacki

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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The Perfect IRONMAN 70.3 Taper Plan

August 23, 2017   |   Andy Kirkland

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.