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The Triathlete's Guide to Mental Training (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series) [Paperback]

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Item description for The Triathlete's Guide to Mental Training (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series) by Jim Taylor & Terri Schneider...

Triathlon is certainly physically demanding, to say the least, but most triathletes would agree that it is the mental aspect that can determine whether or not they achieve their competitive goals. Resources addressing this key aspect have been hard to come by -- until now. In "The Triathlete's Guide to Mental Training, " the authors -- both accomplished sport psychologists and Ironman triathletes -- offer readers in-depth, practical information and skills they can use to build mental muscle. Readers learn first how to assess their psychological strengths and weaknesses, and then discover the six mental factors that most affect triathlon performance. The book includes essential tools for training and competition, such as routines, mental imagery, and tips on getting organized and setting goals, and also explores what it takes to be an Ironman, the unhealthy side of triathlon, and valuable lessons to be learned from the world's best triathletes.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   282
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.02 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 31, 2005
Publisher   VeloPress
ISBN  1931382700  
ISBN13  9781931382700  

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More About Jim Taylor & Terri Schneider

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jim Taylor is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Advanced Technology Group at Sonic Solutions, the leading developer of DVD and CD creation software. In addition to writing the first two editions of DVD Demystified, Jim is the author of "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About DVD," a book version of his acclaimed Internet DVD FAQ. Called a "minor tech legend" by E! Online, Jim is recognized worldwide as an expert on DVD and associated technology. Jim has actively participated in DVD Forum working groups since 1998 and serves as Chairman of the DVD Association. Jim was named one of the 21 most influential DVD executives by DVD Report, received the 2000 DVD Pro Discus Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry, was an inaugural inductee into the Digital Media Hall of Fame, and was named one of the pioneers of DVD by One to One magazine. Jim has worked with interactive media for over 25 years, developing educational software, laserdiscs, CD-ROMs, Web sites, and DVDs, and has taught workshops and courses on multimedia, computer-based education, computer applications, and DVD. Formerly VP of Information Technology at Videodiscovery, an educational multimedia publishing company, Jim then championed the format as Microsoft's DVD Evangelist before joining Daikin U.S. as Chief Technology Officer. Jim Taylor lives on an island near Seattle, Washington.

Mark R. Johnson is the Vice President of Technology at Technicolor Creative Services (TCS), a Thomson company, and is a member of Technicolor's HD Optical Launch Team. Mark actively participates in both the DVD Forum and Blu-ray Disc Association as a contributing member. As an award-winning DVD author, Mark helped setTechnicolor's standards and practices with blockbuster titles such as Disney's "Snow White" and "Beauty and the Beast." Prior to that, he was the "go to" guy at Daikin U.S. where he was the Product Manager for the Scenarist DVD authoring system. Formerly the Chief Technology Officer of DVant Digital, Mark was then known for his breakthroughs in advanced applications of the DVD specification. Mark lives in Pasadena, CA.

Charles G. Crawford (aka Chuck) has been involved with DVD technology since 1998 when he wrote the Operations and Reference Manuals for Panasonic's award winning DVD Authoring System. He thought the technology was so cutting edge that he convinced his partner to incorporate DVD title development into their line of products and services. Chuck comes from the world of broadcasting and production. He has been awarded three national EMMY awards for technical and directorial expertise and numerous other broadcast and DVD industry awards for his production skills. He is the Co-Founder of Television Production Services, Inc. (TPS), and Heritage Series, LLC, both production companies specializing in traditional and interactive video production and title development. Chuck lives in Washington, DC.

Jim Taylor currently resides in North Sioux City, in the state of South Dakota.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Exercise & Fitness > Triathlons
2Books > Subjects > Sports > General
3Books > Subjects > Sports > Individual Sports > Running & Jogging
4Books > Subjects > Sports > Individual Sports > Triathlon
5Books > Subjects > Sports > Training > General

Reviews - What do customers think about The Triathlete's Guide to Mental Training (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)?

Mental training   May 30, 2008
This book is excellent. The book is easy reading and has easy to apply mental techniques to improve racing and training. Swimming in open water is my "weakest link". This book offers many mental training techniques that should be helpful.
Triathlon Mental Training  Mar 9, 2008
I found this book to be good with many ideas. It did get a little redundant at times, which can probably be attibuted to emphasizing approaches to mental training. It definitely gets across the need for mental preparedness and ways to go about it. Reading it a couple times and and doing the exercises included in the various chapters is necessary to get the most from the book and approach.
Awesome!  Dec 17, 2007
I was hesitant to buy this wondering if I could really learn something about mental training from a book. I decided to give it a try and I am very glad I did. This is one of the best Ironman prep books I've read. I highly recommend it.
Good effort not just for tri's  May 13, 2007
I saw the author at the Velo Swap in S.F. in December 2006. Gave a great presentation and his way of thinking fit my training regimen for my bicycling. The style and presentation fit my mindset and when it is rainy, snowy, blowing or just don't care. You realize you are not alone and gives the tools and techniques that get you going. Not your average mental training guide but new stuff and odd angles make you approach your workout and mind in a different way
A Mental Success  Apr 10, 2007
Success in sports requires as much mental strength as it does physical, and this book will teach you how to approach your sport... and your life.

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