The Psych – Craig Appaneal

We all worry about the physical training that needs to take place in order for us to perform on a given race day. But I think not enough attention is payed to the mental training that should take place to have us ready psychologically to tackle the big race days. It can literally be the difference between the winners and the losers, having that right mind set. I was lucky enough to have the time to meet Craig Appaneal in my offseason this year and we discussed some situations that I have encountered through out my career, where things went well and where things didn’t go so well. We then try and decipher what was happening in my head on those given days. Craig has a background in organisational psychology which not only looks at a individual, but also how a individual acts and works within a team and then how that team works in a organisation.  I think he is a person we can all benefit from in not only the performance side of cycling but in all aspects of our lives.

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4 comments

  1. Richard Ashfield · March 6

    Still not downloading…. please help

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  2. Craig Pearman · April 8

    Another great one, Mitch! (Felt myself wanting to answer some of the questions and add my own thoughts. This is what I do . . . sports psych . . . and I find it just SO engaging!) Thanks! 🙂

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  3. LeBauerPT · May 11

    Awesome listen Mitch and Craig! I learned a lot and it wasn’t just all about guided visualization. I’m looking forward to the personality episode and how that effects your role as an athlete and team member.

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