As a mental endurance coach Vanessa Foerster equips her IRONMAN triathletes with the game-changing mental skills to help them race their way to the ultimate IRONMAN event: the World Championship in Kona, so I am super excited to have her here to share her knowledge on how to improve your performance by training your mind.
Vanessa, who lives in Montana, USA is an IRONMAN age group athlete herself (with a Kona qualification, no less!) and revolutionised her performance and race success using the same coaching techniques she teaches her clients. In addition, she recently set up The Diversify Triathlon Movement in a bid to help change the landscape of what is a predominantly white sport and introduce more black, indigenous, and people of colour to triathlon. Read on for more on this, plus insider mindset tactics Vanessa uses to train her brain to endure mental discomfort and perform at her best.