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Compete Training Journal

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Compete Training Journal

By Lauren Fleshman; Roisin McGettigan-Dumas

VeloPress, Paperback, 9781937715618, 256pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2016

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Description

Nothing makes a runner feel quite so alive as the pre-race jitters. Racing is when you find out what works for you and what holds you back, when you find out how you stack up--and where you want to go next.

Whether your next race is a 5K or an ultramarathon, the Compete Training Journal will transform your approach to competing and make sure that race day brings out the best in you. New racers will get a fast-track road map to racing success while experienced competitors will deepen all aspects of their mental game for even better performances.

Drawing from their two decades of professional racing experience, runners Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas will guide you to:

- Set goals you can achieve.

- Map out the steps to achieve your goals.

- Log your workouts.

- Keep it real--and avoid harmful obsession with outcomes.

- Make racing an expression of your training.

- Set smart race strategies.

- Relax And train with intention.

- Emphasize the process instead of the goals.

- Avoid comparing yourself to others.

- Get in the zone the week before your race.

- Own your strengths--and root out your weaknesses.

- Build up the mental case to enable success.

- Keep it fun.

- Reflect on your season and consider the next challenge.

Racing should make you sweat in a good way. With Compete Training Journal, you'll look at competition in a new way and find new reward from the running you love.

Includes space for goal setting, workout log space for two seasons of racing (spring/fall), race plans and reviews, a race calendar, pace charts for 200m to 26.2 mi.



About the Author
Lauren Fleshman is considered one of the greatest middle-distance runners in American history and one of the most influential women in running. She is a former professional runner, running coach, writer and co-author of five books, and cofounder of Picky Bars, maker of real food performance snacks. On her popular blog, Ask Lauren Fleshman, she answers questions about being a pro runner, giving advice to runners of all abilities on battling injuries and overcoming plain old bad luck.She is considered one of the greatest middle-distance runners in American history with state championships, 5 NCAA titles, 15 All-American honors, and a spot in the Hall of Fame. Her professional racing career brought two USA Championships and five World Championship berths for Team USA.Lauren's pro racing career has been defined by a series of injuries and comebacks. These obstacles shaped her philosophical exploration of running, human potential, and transformation. Her mark on the sport has been defined by her authenticity, activism, and a desire to inspire confidence and connection through sport and creative expression.In 2015, Fleshman won the Best Athlete Shorty Award for her social media presence and was named one of the most powerful women in running by Runner's World and Women's Running magazines. She has been affiliated with Runner's World, Oiselle, Strava, Roka, Jaybird, and Stance. Lauren lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband Jesse and their son Jude.
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