"If you think you can or you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford
Oct. 23, 2017

11 Lesley Paterson and Simon Marshall: Becoming A Brave Athlete

11 Lesley Paterson and Simon Marshall: Becoming A Brave Athlete

How to Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion

This week, we throw the phrase “I Could Never Do That” right out the window!

I’m affectionately referring to this episode as my conversation with the bad ass and the smart ass couple, Lesley Paterson and Simon Marshall, PhD.

Lesley is a 3X World Champion in off-road triathlon, an Ironman Champion, pro mountain biker and endurance coach. Her husband, Simon, is a former professor of family and preventive medicine at University of California, San Diego and a professor of sport and exercise psychology at San Diego State University. Currently, he’s the performance psychologist for the BMC Professional Race Team...He’s also the co-author of the book we’re talking about today…

Brave Athlete...Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion is a manual for your brain that addresses 13 of the most common mental conundrums all athletes face in their everyday training and racing (regardless of ability level). Chapters are devoted to things like:

Having Thoughts and Feelings You Don’t Want

Learning to Embrace The Suck

Hardening the F*ck Up

Having Low Athlete Self-Esteem

Issues Around Food and Weight

Resisting the Urge To Quit

Dealing with Injury

...and more... 

The Brave Athlete shows you how to feel the fear (because we all feel it) and jump anyway, opening the door for you to enjoy your sport with more confidence, grit and gratitude.


BraveHeart Coaching

Lesley Paterson

Xterra World Championships



Theme Music: "Aitech"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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