A Tale of Two Brains: Achieving Peak Performance in Endurance Sports

Join Dr. Steve Smith for a talk on your brain and how to deal with stress, anxiety and competition.

When: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6:45 p.m.

Where: Killer B Fitness, 189 S. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara

Cost: Free - $20

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Sports & Fitness


No matter the length or distance, in every race or hard training session there are a few make-or-break moments. In those moments, we have little time, but a lot of decisions to make: do we push through, pull back, give up, or attack for more? How do we deal with stress, anxiety, and the voices that tell us that we can’t go harder? Dr. Steve Smith will explain how we can win in the battles with ourselves that hinder our performance and keep us from being the best we can be. After a whirlwind tour of your brain, he will discuss methods to deal with performance-related stress, anxiety, and the whole host of competition-related jitters so that you can do your athletic job even better.

Dr. Steve Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY20096), Category 2 cyclist, and associate professor at UCSB. He is the former consulting psychologist to UCSB's Division I Department of Athletics. In his private practice (Sport Psychology and Research Center;, he works with amateur, Division 1, and professional athletes of all ages from all over the country.

Event is free with a suggested donation of $10 to $20. Please see for more information. Sponsored by SBTri and

Phone: 805-765-1480

Event posted April 23, 2013
Last updated April 23, 2013


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