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Pre-Order Addie Bracy’s Book “Mental Training for Ultrarunning”

Addie Bracy’s book “Mental Training for Ultrarunning” will help you develop your mental run skills.

By on March 30, 2021 | Comments

[Editor’s Note: March is Women’s History Month! For the last seven days of March, we’re highlighting seven stories of women moving the needle forward in trail running and ultrarunning. Each article offers you a way to take action and elevate the women who make up our community. Let’s celebrate!]

Addie Bracy is a mountain runner; ultrarunner; academic; advocate of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and other (LGBTQ+) athletes; coach; mental skills consultant; and author. Ohmygosh that’s a lot and I’m sure I missed more facets of Addie.

Her book Mental Training for Ultrarunning releases at the end of June 2021 and is now available for pre-order. As an expert in sports and performance psychology, Addie structured the book as a series of case studies of the mental strategies specific ultrarunners use to find success. iRunFar’s “Catching Up With” column recently connected with Addie to learn some more details of this book.

In addition to purchasing Addie’s book, you can also get behind her organization OUTrun which aims to raise awareness of and create a supportive environment for LGBTQ+ runners. You can also hire her to help with your mental skills training via Strive Mental Performance. Also, follow her Trail Runner Magazine column; here’s one of her recent articles.

Addie Bracy - Mental Training for Ultrarunning book cover

Meghan Hicks

Meghan Hicks is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. She’s been running since she was 13 years old, and writing and editing about the sport for around 15 years. She served as iRunFar’s Managing Editor from 2013 through mid-2023, when she stepped into the role of Editor-in-Chief. Aside from iRunFar, Meghan has worked in communications and education in several of America’s national parks, was a contributing editor for Trail Runner magazine, and served as a columnist at Marathon & Beyond. She’s the co-author of Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running with Bryon Powell. She won the 2013 Marathon des Sables, finished on the podium of the Hardrock 100 Mile in 2021, and has previously set fastest known times on the Nolan’s 14 mountain running route in 2016 and 2020. Based part-time in Moab, Utah and Silverton, Colorado, Meghan also enjoys reading, biking, backpacking, and watching sunsets.