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Triathlon: how to mentally prepare for the big race.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23147092     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
With the mastery of 3 sports required, a triathlon can be a daunting mental challenge. Some liken a triathlon to a physical game of chess. A triathlete must mentally assess their physical ability across 3 sports against their competitors, the environment, and, most of all, themselves. The mental preparation required for a triathlon is often minimized, but its importance should not be underestimated. Appropriate mental planning should be carried out during training. The need for nutrition, race planning, visualization, imaging, and possible changes in conditions should all be anticipated. Anxiousness at the start of the event is normal, but this energy needs to be channeled appropriately, or it can be detrimental. Athletes who arrive at race day with a sound mental strategy typically perform better.
Authors:
James Bales; Karrn Bales
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sports medicine and arthroscopy review     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1538-1951     ISO Abbreviation:  Sports Med Arthrosc     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9315689     Medline TA:  Sports Med Arthrosc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
*US Air Force Academy †JKB Medical Exams, Monument, CO.
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