The Champion Mindset: An Athlete’s Guide to Mental Toughness

On this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Joanna Zeiger, MS, PhD., from Race Ready Coaching.

Joanna raced as a professional triathlete from 1998-2010. She placed 4th in the triathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and won the 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championships.

She is a seven-time Olympic trials qualifier in 3 sports – marathon, triathlon and swimming. Joanna still pursues her passion for sports as a top Masters runner.

Through her company, Race Ready Coaching, Joanna trains endurance athletes to reach their personal best and instills in them the importance of having fun even when they are training hard.

Joanna’s book, The Champion Mindset: An Athlete’s Guide to Mental Toughness (St. Martin’s Press) was published in February, 2017.

On this episode, Joanna discusses some of the concepts found in her new book. You will learn about what mental toughness is (it is more complicated than you think!) and ways to rethink how you approach sports to make it more fun and positive.