When training or competing in an endurance race, do you ever feel like you’re trapped in your head? Are negative thoughts running through your mind distracting you from your goals? Are these thoughts damaging your overall sports performance? Do you have the mental toughness you need to be the best runner you can be?
In this episode of Hilary Topper On Air, Hilary interviews Dr. Michele Ufer, an internationally sought-after expert in sports and management psychology, a successful ultrarunner, and author of the book, Mental Toughness for Runners.
As a speaker, coach, mental trainer, and bestselling author, Michele motivates athletes, executives, and other high performers, promoting top performance. As a runner and someone who pushes his own boundaries, he is attracted to challenges beyond the marathon distance, sometimes at great heights. Whether it’s a desert, rainforest, Himalayas, or the polar circle, Michele is at home on the most extreme running tracks. He has repeatedly achieved the top 10 ratings in international (extreme) races using his training methods. Michele has also produced an award-winning documentary about the highest marathon in the world, the Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon in Nepal. Also, he is the organizer of Germany’s first and only 24-hour trail race festival called TRAILDORADO.
About the Interview
Michele will discuss his own experience as an ultramarathon runner, give insight into what mental training is, how we can apply it and what the benefits are. He will also talk about his research in running psychology, which made him travel to extreme races on four continents and the practical implications for all of us.
To Reach Michele
Bestselling author Michele Ufer is a runner, adventurer, sport psychology and mental toughness expert. His passion is exploring limits and helping athletes, managers, and other high achievers perform at their best and reach extraordinary goals all while staying healthy in the long term and having fun. To contact Michele or learn more about Mental Toughness for Runners, visit www.micheleufer.com.