Books about mental aspects of running

Sports Psychology

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25/06/2012 at 12:47

Hi All

Can anyone recommend a good book about the mental aspects of running, something about motivation, breaking through barriers, getting the best out of yourself, overcoming limitations etc., any easy to read sport psychology books?

Thanks

25/06/2012 at 20:57

I've recently read "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall and "Ultra Marathon Man" by Dean Karnazes. Whilst neither book is specifically about sport psychology they both talk about overcoming and the mental aspects of running. They are both very motivational and inspiring.

26/06/2012 at 07:38

Advanced Marathoning by Pitzinger is a good read for this side of it.

http://www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/advanced-marathoning-2nd-edition

26/06/2012 at 07:40
26/06/2012 at 07:42

I've got  a couple of books I'll dig out later.

26/06/2012 at 17:32

Sport Psychology by Stephen Bull

and

Winning Without Drugs by David hemery 1990

 

Are two good sports psycology books

26/06/2012 at 18:02

best bit of advice I've ever seen is "if you're getting tired, speed up"...counterintuitive, but it works, gives you a bit of adrenalin just as you fade

27/06/2012 at 12:34

Thanks for the recommendations so far!

28/06/2012 at 05:37

No probs: Hope they help.


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