Do you set goals, but feel overwhelmed when trying to achieve them? Do you have excessive race day anxiety? Do you often have reasons or excuses for not achieving your goals? Do you strive to compete at your peak performance level and feel frustrated if you fall short? Do you let negative thoughts or emotions impact your race performance? Do you often feel unprepared on event day?
Success in sport is dependent upon your beliefs and ability to prepare your mind for competition. It requires as much mental training as physical work. You can change your race day results by changing your thoughts with the help of Headspace for the Perfect Race, a guide you can read in as little as 30 minutes.
Every goal, large or small, involves intention, and author, coach and athlete Carrie Barrett is back with her second book, a step-by-step guide that will teach you to rethink how you approach goals so that you can move from an “I wish” to “I will” mindset. Each informative chapter in builds upon the previous step in Barrett’s goal-setting plan and offers straightforward, manageable checklists to help you remain accountable to your goal. Headspace for the Perfect Race proves that success isn’t just about crossing the finish line first but about your attitude and the strategic steps you follow to get you where you want to go. As Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is therefore not an act, but a habit.” Headspace for the Perfect Race is your companion to developing these habits of a champion.
Not sure which triathlon is the right one for you? Demystify the distance decision process with the BabyBird Guide to Triathlon, a book you can read in 30 minutes. Providing details on various race distances is just the beginning. This packed-full guide includes other important considerations, like related costs, training requirements, and personal sacrifices required to increase your chances for a successful and fulfilling race day.
Whether you’re a rookie or seasoned veteran of the sport, physical fitness and ability is only one consideration when deciding which distance is right for you. BabyBird will pedal you through the process from the moment the racing seed is planted all the way to what to expect on race day!
Author, Coach and Athlete, Carrie Barrett, takes readers on a history of modern day triathlon and its meteoric growth since its humble beginnings in the late 1970s. After giving a brief description of common race distances, Barrett then outlines an extensive and helpful list of self-evaluation questions that allows the reader to reflect on things like: financial resources, time, location, course elevation, physical strengths, weaknesses, and long-term goals; all important items that should influence your distance decision.
Even if you have to delay a particular race to a more advantageous time, rest assured, the sport of triathlon is going strong with new races and courses sprouting up all over the globe. As everyone knows, the early bird gets the worm and the BabyBird Guide to Triathlon prepares you in advance so that you can decide the right distance and then focus on the finish!