The book has a few stories and ideas that really stick with you. I don't usually do reviews but I had to do this one. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. However, it wasn't enough to make me go down to 4 stars. The value of Matt Fitzgerald, whether you agree with him or not, is that he inspires you to look at subjects in a way different from how you have previously. Endurance performance is a self-regulated behavior on which thoughts and feelings can have profound influences. His most recent VeloPress books are Racing Weight Cookbook, Racing Weight Quick Start Guide, RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel, Racing Weight, and The Runner’s Diary. Forgoing platitudes, didactic lessons, and formulas, Fitzgerald provides riveting play-by-play accounts of athletes facing career challenges. I felt like the author drew a lot of cause-effect conclusions that weren't necessarily logical and made his strategy fit the story, but nevertheless there were some worthwhile ideas. Please try your request again later. This May Be the Book for You. I read this book as preparation for my first Spartan Ultra Beast (a marathon plus length obstacle race). My heart beat faster, and I rooted for races that took place years ago. I know enough to know that the mental game is most of it. As he states, "the best source of knowledge concerning the most effective methods of coping...is the example set by elite endurance athletes". Mental fitness is more needed that I thought it was, Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2017. "To be a great athlete, you need more than natural ability; you need mental strength to keep going when your body wants to quit. Father, Son and the Kerry Way: "Just one more hill, Dad...", 46 Days: The Story of Frank Giannino's Record-Breaking Run Across America, Father, Son and Return to the Pennine Way, Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance, 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower, Running the Dream: One Summer Living, Training, and Racing with a Team of World-Class Runners Half My Age, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive, The Endurance Diet: Discover the 5 Core Habits of the Worlds Greatest Athletes to Look, Feel, and Perform Better, Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance (The Racing Weight Series). Fitzgerald offered little in the way of practical application, but I will still give it four stars. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, + No Import Fees Deposit & $9.98 Shipping to Netherlands. To see what your friends thought of this book. I find his writing style to be difficult to follow, and lacking in scientific integrity. The fastest racecourse is the one with the loudest spectators. But here's the hitch: the muscles can only perform to the degree that the mind is able to cope", The author cautions that "The only way to become really good at coping with the discomforts and stresses of endurance sports is to experience them." I find his writing style to be difficult to follow, and lacking in scientific integrity. © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. No matter what do you want in this life. I didn’t feel like I was getting that from this book. Now that I'm finished I can say THIS is my preferred mix of sport science studies, drama-filled race descriptions and athlete stories of triumph or tribulation. In How Bad Do You Want It?
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