The Masters Among Us - Introducing the XTERRA Coach of the Month Series
Through the trials of 25 years of XTERRA racing, masters have emerged, and the best among them have pooled their wisdom together to create the XTERRA certified coaching program.
The program is designed to “pay it forward” by sharing expert-level insight gleaned from decades of experience and study with the XTERRA Community at-large.
“The XTERRA Family has given us so much through the years, from the platform to perform to amazing adventures and close friendships, it’s really our pleasure to give back,” said XTERRA Coaching Head Coach, Renata Bucher.
Building better mental health with Karsten Madsen
In this first installment of the new XTERRA Coach of the Month Spotlight, Karsten Madsen shares four tips to help us build better mental health.
Keys to Building Better Mental Health
Make a list
Put pen to paper and write down the reasons why you’ll succeed. This could be getting a proper night’s rest, staying on task with your training plan, anything that makes you feel good.
Accept Failure - and learn from it
Failure is just the gap of knowledge you didn’t have before. Embrace it.
Get Outside, Everyday
Try to be one with nature and escape from the screens.
Ask for help
The hardest thing to do is ask for help. "It took me a long time to do it, but once I had it, the weight came off my shoulders. I was able to see my problems more clearly and that helped pave the way for great times in life and racing in the years to come."
Karsten Madsen is an XTERRA certified coach and founder of MAD Endurance Coaching based out of Whistler, BC, Canada. He’s one of the most successful XTERRA elite athletes on the World Tour, and posted six straight podium finishes on the 2019 XTERRA Pan Am Tour. Learn more and connect with Karsten at xterraplanet.com/coaches.
About XTERRA Certified Coaching
Are YOU ready to take your training to the next level? XTERRA Certified Coaches have been meticulously trained and carefully handpicked in order to ambassador XTERRA coaching in their regions. XTERRA is proud to work with some of the best coaches in the industry. Find your next coach here.