Train Your Mind with Vanessa Faye Foerster

Train Your Mind with Vanessa Faye Foerster

Your mind is your best performance tool. Train Your Mind is the podcast that teaches endurance athletes how to train their minds like they train their bodies. Certified Life Coach and Mindset Expert, Vanessa Faye Foerster went from middle of the pack finisher to Kona qualifier in one year and now teaches athletes how to build mental endurance to achieve their next level performance. To learn more, head over to www.vanessafayefoerster.com. Follow on Instagram: @vanessafayefoerster

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May 9, 2022 15 min

I'm excited to share today's episode where I bring you inside my way of racing! I tell you what changed for me three years ago and what the single most important Mental Endurance skill that allows me to race without a fear of losing.

The Train Your Mind podcast community is opening this Friday, May 13th 2022! Be on my email list to get an invitation. In this episode, there's also a chance to win two free 1:1 coaching cal...

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In this week's episode, I'm sharing one way to train your mind for continued performance improvement. I share the four thoughts you need to be all in on your goal, while also holding space for being in progress.

Plus, an update on the Train Your Mind podcast community!


Join my email list and get the 10 Truths Your Tri Coach Hasn't Told You here: https://www.vanessafayefoerster.com/get-the-10-truths

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Tune in to hear the real performance potential of yet. You've heard from my athletes who achieved their micro results in training, now it's time to hear the other side. I invited Barbara on the podcast to share her experience with the not achieving the micro result she set for herself. This episode is packed with gems including:

Why choosing a micro result that stretches you is worthwhile

How to make failure useful

Why believi...

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I've got another MVP episode for you today! If this is your first or fiftieth time listening, there is sure to be something new that lands with you from this episode. What would change for you if you took 100% responsibility for your own belief? Belief Responsibility is a gift you give yourself on the way to achieving your next level performance.



Register for my April 19th 'The Mental Endurance Race Plan' workshop here: ...

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This week, I invited four athletes from my 3 Months to Your Next Level Performance group coaching program on the podcast to share with you what mind blowing micro-result they achieved in the month of March. But you’ll not only learn what they chose and why, you’ll learn:

What scared them when choosing to go after their micro-result

Why it was worth it

What’s changed in their training since

How they anticipate their race season to be i...

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April 4, 2022 12 min

If qualifying yourself and your accomplishments is keeping you stuck, tune into this weeks episode where I share why it's happening, what it looks like and the ONE QUESTION you need to ask to change it.


Get details on the next 3 Months to Your Next Level Performance Group here:
https://www.vanessafayefoerster.com/3-months-to-next-level-performance

Register for my April 7th 'How to Harness Failure Workshop' here:  https://u...

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March 28, 2022 13 min

Performing at your next level means working on and through your performance inhibitors. In my world, those show up as thoughts I see athletes believing that hold them back in their training and racing.

Do any of these sound familiar?

"I’ve been working so hard and I’m not getting better."

"I’m not strong enough."

"I don’t belong."

"I don’t know how to believe in something I've never done before."

"...

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March 21, 2022 17 min

If you're looking a way to challenge yourself mentally in training, tune into this episode! If you want to bring yourself closer to achieving your next level performance, it's time to take on the micro-result challenge. In this episode, I  share the details of the challenge and my experience taking it on too.


Register for my March 31st free Mental Endurance Coaching and Q&A call here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/re...

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March 15, 2022 18 min

On the podcast today, I'm finally talking about the ever popular topic of Imposter Syndrome (or Imposter Phenomenon). Tune in to find out exactly what it is, how it often shows up for athletes, and the 4 steps you can take to overcome it.

This will also be the topic I cover in more depth on my next free Mental Endurance Coaching and Q&A call. Register below!




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March 7, 2022 14 min

On the podcast today, we're talking about the relationship you have with your coach (aka the thoughts you have about your coach). I used to have a pretty crappy relationship with my coach because of the thoughts I had about her. I'm bringing you inside my own brain as an opportunity for you to stop and see what might be happening in yours too.


Register for the the March 8th free Mental Endurance coaching call here: https://u...

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February 28, 2022 16 min

Ever feel defeated as soon you open your training plan? Or maybe there's that one session that always gets you down and you dread seeing it up? What's happening is session priming. Tune into today's episode to find out what it is, why it's happening, and how to change it before your very next training session.


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February 21, 2022 18 min

On the podcast today, I'm bringing back a MVP episode. This episode is consistently shared as an athlete favorite. Micro quitting is a self-sabotaging behavior that shows up from beginners to pros. Whether this is your first time hearing it or you've heard it before, clue into how and when micro quitting might be affecting you and your performance. 

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February 14, 2022 16 min

Today I'm diving into the 3 stages of belief. Tune in to find out what the three stages are, which one is the most important and questions to consider as you move through the stages on the way to your next level.


Join my email list and get the 10 Truths Your Tri Coach Hasn't Told You here: https://www.vanessafayefoerster.com/get-the-10-truths


Ready to take this work deeper? Book a consult call with me here: https://www.vanes...

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February 7, 2022 15 min

On the podcast today, I'm sharing my recent learnings from the book 'Hope Rising' by Casey Gwinn and Dr. Chan Hellman. I've always said "hope is not a performance plan." Well, the science of hope challenged me to rethink that.  Tune in to find out why hope is not the same as wishful thinking and how hope might be the strongest foundation for performance.


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And that concludes the 30 podcasts in 30 days project! In this episode I'm sharing the most popular episode of the month and what's next with the podcast. 


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January 30, 2022 5 min

Today I'm sharing the top 5 lies we tell ourselves that keep us from our next level. Some of them might surprise you!

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I asked for questions and I got some good ones! On the episode today, I'm answering just one of them because it's good enough that it needed it's own episode: "What do you do when you've lost motivation and none of the 'tricks' work?"

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January 28, 2022 3 min

On the podcast today, I'm answering the ever popular question: "how do I handle my negative self-talk?" I offer you two ways the might surprise you. 

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January 27, 2022 3 min

Endurance takes time. But time is not what creates your results. Listen to understand more about the endurance - time paradox and how to make sure "it just takes time" isn't keeping you from stronger performance. 

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Yesterday we talked about negotiable goals and today we're talking about inevitability.  If you're spending time trying to decide which new bike to buy, I've got a better question to ask to have agency over your next level (that's not about gear upgrades)

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