How To Develop Mental Toughness with Joanna Zeiger

In this episode of Femme Cyclist I sit down with Joanna Zeiger.  Joanna is a former Olympian, Ironman world champion, author, coach, and researcher.  Yup, there’s pretty much nothing this woman can’t do.


I first became familiar with Joanna after reading her fantastic book,  The Champions Mindset – An Athlete’s Guide to Mental Toughness.  

Seeing as how we can all use more mental toughness in our lives, I sat down with Joanna to discuss how we as women, can work on developing it.  We also talk about racing, overcoming life’s obstacles, and cannabis use in athletes.

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Other Stuff We Chat About

  • Joanna’s background as a professional athlete
  • Her career-ending injury and her experience living with chronic pain
  • Advice for women who just want to get started racing
  • Why you should have a coach and what to look for
  • What one thing you can do to improve your mental toughness
  • What self-handicapping is and what you can do to overcome it
  • Why you should race hard whether you’re in first place or last place

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A podcast for women who love bicycles! We we celebrate all forms of riding and all forms of women, so whether you’re a road cyclist, mountain biker, or bike commuter, you’ll find your community here. Each week we’ll week bring you interviews from inspiring women, and offer tips and tricks to help you thrive on the bike.

About The Host

kristen bonkoski

Kristen Bonkoski is the founder and owner of Femme Cyclist.

An avid cyclist for a few decades now, she took to cycling during her late teen years — a time when she needed something to help boost her self-esteem and confidence.

Mission accomplished, the sport has become an important part of her life.  Kristen’s favorite disciplines are mountain biking and bike commuting, although you can also find her cranking out a century on her road bike and touring with her husband and son.  If it has to do with two wheels, she enjoys doing it.

Kristen is a certified USA Cycling coach, and she runs Rascal Rides, a website about biking with kids.

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