Success in triathlon requires more than just training physically for a strong swim, bike, and run. No matter how you define it, success demands mental toughness. Mental strength helps triathletes persevere when the inevitable feelings of doubt creep in or when motivation begins to sag. Learning effective mental strategies also helps a triathlete set meaningful goals, overcome exertion pain, and feel empowered by competitive challenges. In short, including a tailor-made mental skills program into your triathlon training program can maximize your fitness potential and racing goals.
Dr. Greene’s participation in the sport as well as his work with hundreds of triathletes has made him an expert in helping triathletes reach their goals. He also focuses on making sure that each triathlete is continuing to enjoy his or her participation in the sport. Dr. Greene’s ability to connect with athletes at every level of the sport—from newbie to professional—is part of what makes him unique among sport psychology professionals. At every level, Dr. Greene tailors his specific teaching content and style to your particular needs.
Dr. Greene’s personalized approach includes developing a specific plan that incorporates office visits, phone consults, video technology, and meetings at race locations. He has learned that one athlete may need to take more risks but another may need guidance about how to be more patient. The art of mental skills training consists of applying the lessons of science to the development of a mental game plan for each athlete.
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