The Competitive Edge: Mental Preparation For Distance Running

# Read * The Competitive Edge: Mental Preparation For Distance Running by Richard Elliott Ú eBook or Kindle ePUB. The Competitive Edge: Mental Preparation For Distance Running The Competitive Edge explores the psychological factors that influence a distance runners performance. The book is intended to help competitive runners get a handle on the inner game of their sport and maximize their running potential. It covers such topics as: • the challenges posed by the psychological aspects of distance racing • the use of relaxation techniques to calm the body • the use of mental rehearsal to visualize and prepare for races • the care and feeding of a

The Competitive Edge: Mental Preparation For Distance Running

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Rating : 4.27 (891 Votes)
Asin : 1419688693
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 196 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-10-09
Language : English

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He was Illinois Distance Coach of the Year in 1976. Elliott was the editor and co-founder of Illinois Runner, the state's first running magazine, before working in educational publishing as a textbook editor and technology producer. You can contact him and see more of his work at richelliottproductions. Rich Elliott is a writer living in Valparaiso, Indiana. Elliott was a national-class distance ru

The Competitive Edge explores the psychological factors that influence a distance runner's performance. The book is intended to help competitive runners get a handle on the 'inner game' of their sport and maximize their running potential. It covers such topics as: • the challenges posed by the psychological aspects of distance racing • the use of relaxation techniques to calm the body • the use of mental rehearsal to visualize and prepare for races • the care and feeding of a runner's 'emotional battery' • a discussion with top runners about the psychology of racing • the formulation of a mental training program

Elliott was the editor and co-founder of Illinois Runner, the state's first running magazine, before working in educational publishing as a textbook editor and technology producer. A must for every coach and runner." . His background as a runner, coach, English teacher, and writer equips him with a unique perspective on the subject of distance running. He now is a writer of sports and historical nonfiction as well as fictional short stories. The Competitive Edge: Mental Preparation for Distance Running was first published by Prentice Hall in 1984; it was reprinted by Track and Field News Press in 1991 and praised as "the best work on the subject available. He later coached cross country at Dominican University. He has coached numerous All-State runners and two All-Americans. He was Illinois Distance Coach of the Year in 1976. Elliott was a national-class distance runner in high school and at Kansas University. He coached hi

must red for serious distance runners and coaches Tom Murrell I found this book shortly after it was published and feel it is among the most insightful resources available addressing the mental aspects of distance racing or as the arthur calls it the "Psychological Challenge in Distance Racing". I would suggest that every serious distance coach and runner would agree that distance racing is a least a 50/50 mental/physical challenge. This text will help you understand what is needed to insure all the hard physical work done in preparation for racing is exhibited on race day.. Z. Blume said Mental Maturity. The Competitive Edge, written by a former college running star, intends to hammer home the importance of the mental side of distance running training. It lays out very good explanations of why the mental side of running is nearly as important as the physical and what you can do to improve your concentration, overcome anxiety, and develop mental toughness, and it does so through a very readable and easily understandable text. It is slightly dated (the references to and testimonials of running stars of the past and personal no longer car. "A Real Edge" according to A Customer. This is a well constructed book with a clear purpose: to inform runners of the mental importance to their running. It first introduces the need for mental conditioning, then systematically works you through the steps. As a high school runner, this book turned my season around and allowed me to unlock a lot of my potential. My team then incorporated a program of mental training to the workouts, and great sucess was achieved. This is a must read for any serious runner, athletic coach, or casual runner interested in learning about the spo

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