Sarah and Coach Amanda dive in to a conversation with mental skills coach Carrie Cheadle, co-author of the forthcoming book called Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries, about staying mentally strong in a race. Sarah and the coaches discuss:

-replacing dread with gratitude at a starting line;

-what grit is—and how to hone it;

-keeping your brain where your feet are in a race;

-the two levels of perceived effort—and how it’s a bit like a hall of mirrors; and

-post-race blues, and how to veer away from them.

In the relatively brief intro chitchat, Sarah shares a story about why she ended up walking barefoot halfway through a trail run. The mental skills advice starts rolling in at 15:10.

Save 30% off Carrie Cheadle’s book Rebound at using code REBOUND

Thanks to Native. Get 20% off your first purchase by going to and entering promo code AMR

Get started today at to try Stitch Fix with no styling fee and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box!  

Thanks, Cove. For a limited time, get your first month of medication free by going to