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Runner's World The Runner's Brain: How to Think Smarter to Run Better
     

Runner's World The Runner's Brain: How to Think Smarter to Run Better

by Jeff Brown, Liz Neporent
 

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As a runner, your biggest asset (or sometimes your greatest enemy) is your brain. What you think and feel on and off the road also has a huge influence over how you perform once you lace up.

Runner's World The Runner's Brain shows you how to unlock and capture the miraculous potential of the body's most mysterious and intriguing organ and rewire your mind

Overview

As a runner, your biggest asset (or sometimes your greatest enemy) is your brain. What you think and feel on and off the road also has a huge influence over how you perform once you lace up.

Runner's World The Runner's Brain shows you how to unlock and capture the miraculous potential of the body's most mysterious and intriguing organ and rewire your mind for a lifetime of athletic success. The book is based on cutting-edge brain science and sports psychology that author Dr. Jeff Brown uses every day in his private practice and as part of the medical team of several major road races including the Boston Marathon.

Full of fascinating insights from runners of all abilities-including champion marathoner Meb Keflezighi and other greats-the book includes trustworthy information that's been proven to work both in the lab and on the road.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
08/17/2015
Brown, lead psychologist for the Boston Marathon Medical team and professor at Harvard Medical School, explores the mutually beneficial relationship between running and the brain in this useful guide. Brown starts with his professional background, chronicling his move to Boston in the late 1990s, after which he began applying cognitive-behavioral therapy, aimed at transforming harmful thinking patterns into productive ones, to marathon runners. He goes on to cover how running benefits the brain, mental strategies such as goal-setting and magical thinking, training for races, handling challenges, and a useful seven-step “fit brain training plan.” Brown also briefly touches on his experience of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, drawing wider conclusions about mental resilience. This accessible book is a result of Brown’s own training and careful study of runners; he is intimately familiar with the considerations runners make, including the decision to compete, picking out “lucky” clothing, overcoming pre-race jitters and post-race blues, and “psych yourself up” for all types of weather. It will appeal to and aid runners of all levels and backgrounds, and perhaps those who aren’t runners yet. Agent: Linda Konner, Linda Konner Literary. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781623363475
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/29/2015
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
295,824
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Dr. Jeff Brown, PsyD, ABPP, an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical and Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology. Dr. Brown lives in Boston.

Liz Neporent has run 25 marathons and six ultra-marathons. A consultant to Harvard Health Publications, she has coauthored books with prominent experts. Neporent lives in New York.

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