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Drew Brannon, Ph.D., CC-AASP The Lowdergroup
The Role of Sport Psychology for the Endurance Athlete The Psychology of the Endurance Athlete Lifestyle Psychology of Peak Performance Mental Hurdles Next Steps
Where does it fit? How can it help? If the sport is so mental, why dont we work on it or consider it more (Grand-Maison, 2004)?
Relying on self-report data Few (if any) funding sources Outcome variables difficult to measure Limited interest by researchers/current faculty
High need for control (works for and against) Driven or rigid? Life-balance needs (periodization) Social benefit/social cost Perfectionistic tendencies
Self-monitoring – solitary training can hide many things Accountability – use others for more than just pace Motivation – listen to your internal barometer Stress reliever? Source of stress?
How do you define success? Too narrow? How do you handle adversity? Have you personalized your mental approach? Are your expectations realistic? No history, no future (in the moment)
Laying the foundation Mission Statement Trigger statements Is it who you are? If you saw yourself on tape? In your face No impact without contact Ink it, dont think it
Pain Focus (on what?) Pre-race anxiety Comparisons Worries Injury
Proper perspective on it Imagery Breathing exercises Self-talk
Controllable Effort Intensity Focus Perspective Physical Prep Mental Prep Uncontrollable Competitors Bike problems Weather Bad day Wave start Cramps