Abstract

A Practitioner’s Perspective

Presenters:
Steven Portenga, iPerformance Psych, USA

Theme: Mental training/interventions

Program ID: SYM-21

Presentation: October 5, 2013 8:15 am - 9:30 am

Room: Oak Alley

Abstract:

The marathon is a grueling event. It takes a toll on participants mentally and physically during preparation and competition. Mastering mental skills is essential to quality training and consistent performance. The presenter will build upon the research presented here and discuss their experience working with endurance athletes. He has worked with endurance athletes from multiple sports and all developmental levels during the past decade, including working with the USA Track and Field Olympic Team. The presenter will share insights and experiences across a range of developmental issues in helping endurance athletes master the right mindset for training and competition.

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