The New York Times bestselling author of The Longest Race shares her secrets to conquering self-doubt and improving performance in this empowering self-confidence guide
Selected as an all-time favorite running book by the readers of Women's Running magazine.
Mental conditioning is an important part of any athlete’s training regimen. In Strong: A Runner’s Guide to Boosting Confidence and Becoming the Best Version of You, two-time Olympian and New York Times bestselling author Kara Goucher opens up about her personal struggles with confidence and offers readers her best techniques for overcoming self-doubt so you can stay focused on your daily training routine and better mentally prepare for a race or your whatever you’re hoping to accomplish.
This comprehensive guide to developing confidence includes:
• Stories from Kara’s career and glimpses inside her personal confidence journal
• Confidence Techniques and Guided Activities to incorporate into your own training, including: Positive Self Talk, Mantra, Setting Goals, Enclothed Cognition, Power Pose, Visualization Techniques, Power Words, and Social Connections.
• Insights from inspiring women in the field of running and other Olympic athletes
• Tools to start your own Kara-style confidence journal, with over 25 prompts to get you going
In addition to Goucher’s best tips and techniques, Strong also shares the real-life experiences of fellow athletes, including Olympians Emma Coburn and Molly Huddle ,and New York Times best-selling author Robin Arzón. The book also provides perspective from two experts in the field of sport psychology, including Kara's own sport psychologist, Dr. Stephen Walker.
"Strong is the ultimate guide to dreaming big and reaching your goals whether that's qualifying for the Boston Marathon or scoring the big promotion at work."
—Liz Plosser Editor-in-Chief, Women's Health