Posts Tagged ‘Peak Performance’

Imagery in the Olympics

February 23, 2014

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How cool that the New York Times has “imagery’ as its feature article in the Sunday sports section today! Mental conditioning–imagery and other skills–is becoming more mainstream here in the U.S. (has a long history in Canada and Europe). We hear and literally see (Mikaela Shiffrin shown practicing her routine slopeside on TV) athletes succeed based on these skills. When it comes to hundredths of seconds and other slight differentiators between a gold medal or sliver/bronze/no medal, and Olympic athletes pretty much in the same physical shape, it usually comes down to the mental edge as to who will walk away with the gold.

For anyone who in interested in peak performance, I highly recommend you read this apropos article, Olympians Use Imagery as Mental Training:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/sports/olympics/olympians-use-imagery-as-mental-training.html?hpw&rref=sports

Stanley Cup Champions!

June 16, 2011

Congratulations, Bruins!

What a series…what a year! Us faithful Bruins fans will remind you that we always believed they could return the Stanley Cup to Boston. Through goals scored for, goals scored against, shootouts, penalties, injuries, finger-biting and more, we remained loyal. So, when the game-ending, Stanley Cup-winning final buzzer sounded on the night of June 15, we cheered loudly—in Boston, in the Irish bar in NYC where I had gathered with other Bruins fans, in Denver, in San Diego, in between and well beyond—we cheered and embraced our team. May Lord Stanley enjoy his visit to Boston and with the fabulous and talented group of players and personnel!

Inspiration Underground

October 18, 2010

While catching up on news last night, I read about, Edison Peña, the 12th man rescued in Chile. Apparently, he earned his nickname–“the Runner”–from running 3 to 6 miles a day through tunnels while trapped half a mile underground in the Chilean gold and copper mine! Peña’s impressive focus and commitment to clearing his mind and keeping his body in shape while under such duress is inspirational!

Title IX…38 years later.

April 26, 2010

Title IX Victory

April 26, 2010

The Women’s Sport Foundation just notified me that Tuesday, April 20, 2010, marked a monumental victory for supporters of
women and girls in athletics everywhere. Vice President Biden announced the Administration’s decision to rescind the controversial 2005 Title IX compliance loophole.

“It was a terrific day. The withdrawal of the model survey allows us to shift the
dialogue away from the loophole, and put the focus back on the true intent of the law –
increasing the sports and physical opportunities for girls and women.”
– Kathryn Olson, CEO Women’s Sports Foundation

Boston Marathon Congratulations

April 19, 2010

Congratulations to all the Boston Marathon competitors! Friends, family and I had great fun cheering a good number of you on at the top of “heartbreak hill.”

Special congratulations to:
First Place Men’s
Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot–Kenya (2:05:52)
Top American Men’s
Ryan Hall—California (2:08:41)
Wheelchair Men’s
Ernst Van Dyk—South Africa (1:26:53)
First Place Women’s
Teyba Erkesso–Ethiopia (2:26:11)
Top American Women’s
Paige Higgins–Arizona (2:36:00)
Wheelchair Women’s
Wakako Tsuchida–Japan (1:43:32)

Peak Performance Blog

January 16, 2010