- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: BLUE STAR PRESS; Lea edition (14 August 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1944515593
- ISBN-13: 978-1944515591
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.6 x 19 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 417 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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-- Sheila Monaghan, Editor-In-Chief, Furthermore from Equinox "High-achieving women in any field can find themselves drained as they try to outrace self-doubt. Kara Goucher offers techniques and tools for sustainability over the long haul, whether itʼs distance running or a different kind of professional goal."
-- Bonnie D. Ford, Senior Writer, ESPN.com "Equal parts inspiration and tactical advice that you can put into place immediately, Strong is the ultimate guide to dreaming big and reaching your goals--whether thatʼs qualifying for the Boston Marathon or scoring the big promotion at work. Iʼve admired Karaʼs luminous energy, grace, grit and many running accomplishments from afar for many years. Coach and author are natural roles for her: There is no better person to encourage you to power onwards and upwards with confidence."
-- Liz Plosser, Editor-in-Chief Womenʼs Health
"Kara Goucher is someone Iʼve looked up to and admired for many years, not just because of her extraordinary running prowess and athleticism, but because of the difficulties sheʼs overcome and the grace in which sheʼs conducted her life. The principles Kara outlines in Strong are universal and can help anyone improve and get better, regardless of age or ability. Strong has both helped and inspired me, and Iʼm sure it will do the same for you."
-- Dean Karnazes, ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author
"Itʼs easy to assume that a two-time Olympian like Kara Goucher was just born confident, but itʼs reassuring to learn that itʼs taken years of discipline to achieve the kind of mental strength that has led her to the highest levels of sport, as well as extraordinary success outside of competition. Through lively anecdotes, Kara gives tangible techniques that all of us can implement in our personal quests for improved confidence--in running and in our daily lives, too. Strong is inspirational, motivational, and most importantly, itʼs a practical guide for stoking our self-belief."
-- Erin Strout, journalist and author, regular contributor to Runner ʼs World
Goucher isnʼt just one of the most recognizable runners in America; she may be the best at cultivating a fan base.
-- Runner ʼs World
"Ms. Goucher has helped ignite a recent resurgence in American womenʼs distance running."
-- The Wall Street Journal
"I believe that most runners--both amateur and professional--can struggle with self-confidence. It's really interesting to learn about the power of our minds and to think how mental strength and well-being can impact performance. Kara's book has inspired me to work with my mind more often, and I will continue to come back to these words by Kara and her collaborators. This is truly an amazing book that will make you stronger not only as a runner but also as a person."
-- Emelie Forsberg, professional ultramarathoner and author of Sky Runner
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For the first time, Kara offers a look inside her private Confidence Journal. Interactive prompts teach you how to implement this practice into your own daily training routine.
- Positive Self Talk
- Setting Goals
- Enclothed Cognition
- Power Pose
- Visualization Techniques
- Power Words
- Social Connections
Kara opens up about her personal struggles with confidence throughout her 20-year professional career. She shares how she used a confidence journal to build confidence and enhance her running performance.
Kara guides you through confidence-building exercises; you personalize these powerful techniques to implement in training and competition.
Inspirational quotes and confidence essays from Kara and her professional running friends, including Olympians, an ultramarathoner, a New York Times bestselling author, and two female entrepreneurs.
Experts in the field of sport psychology share their insights, and inspiring women from Kara’s network, including fellow elite runners, share their own journeys to build authentic confidence.
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But I think I’m going to claim the book as my own and (maybe) share it with the boys on occasion. I am a musician, have been playing and performing since I was 15 (and I am now 72), but I still have an issue with self-confidence. I have never gotten over feeling nervous when I am faced with an audience expecting to hear something amazing, and because of this – I tend to avoid performance opportunities.
This book contains page after page of practical tips about how to build self-confidence. Actually, I think the title should be “Confidence” instead of “Strong.” I have always been a list-maker, and make extensive lists of the goals I want to reach. Goucher applauds this, but encourages us to also create a confidence journal. Running, like performing musically, is a head game. Runners and musicians both tend to think things like, “I’m not ready for this.” “Everyone here is better than me.” “What was I thinking when I took on this race/performance.”
With a confidence journal, we can change our negative self-talk to confidence boosting statements, focusing on the positive. The book provides space to begin doing this, with leading questions by Kara to get you started. I recommend this book for anyone who may lack self-confidence, whether for running or another chosen field.
Loved the book , it’s not only for runners or athletes, it’s for everyone who likes to read, who likes to be motivated. Nice quality of print and paper.
Give it a try , it got me hook till I finished reading it in one session. You would be happy that you did.
* Updated, this was not the training book I was looking for, not my cup of tea. Not for me, Others may enjoy, but I returned it.