One of the foremost Mental Skills and Toughness Training coaches in the country, Dr. Spencer Wood, will be the guest speaker at the next monthly meeting of the Peachtree City Running Club on Monday, November 4.
Anyone who runs on a regular basis is aware of how important mental toughness is in order to run at peak performance, especially when it counts the most. There are days when we feel great, and other days when we just don’t feel like we have it. Dr. Wood will discuss how to become much more consistent, how to handle some of the self-imposed pressure we place on ourselves, and how to bounce back from mistakes, the unexpected, and poor results. He will also discuss how to elevate our confidence when we need it the most, how to bounce back from injuries more effectively, and of significance to almost every runner, how to prevent fading in the last few difficult miles of an event.
The meeting will take place at the Peachtree City Hotel and Conference Center located at 2443 Highway 54, Peachtree City, Georgia, 30269 and will begin at 7:30 PM. The public is invited to hear Dr. Wood and participate in the question and answer session. The meeting is free and open to the public.
About Dr. Wood:
For the past 18 years, Dr. Spencer Wood has traveled the Globe as an author, teacher, and speaker on Mental Skills & Toughness Training. He has spoken at events such as the Nike Football Coach of the Year Awards in DC, Michigan, and Orlando; 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011 Basketball NCAA Final Four; three National Soccer Coaches National Conventions; the American Baseball Coaches Association National Conference; and the BCA national awards convention among other national marquee conferences.
Spencer has two undergraduate degrees, a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from California University, and has a PhD in psychology with an emphasis in sport psychology.
Spencer has been honored with placement on the U.S. Olympic Registry and is CMPC Certified through 2023. His workshops with championship teams at the US Olympic Training Center, in professional leagues such as the NBA and Major League Baseball, and with teams from every major sport in the Big East, Big Ten, ACC, PAC Twelve, Big Twelve, and SEC Conferences have garnered international media coverage on networks such as NBC and ESPN.
Spencer has been a Peachtree City resident for nine years and began distance running 2½ years ago. He has since completed 3 marathons, the last of which was in April of this year, earning him a 2020 Boston Marathon Qualification with a time of 3 hours and 1 minute.