"The Routledge Handbook of Elite Sport Performance is the first book to examine a broad span of performance and support issues in contemporary elite sport; including coaching, sports science and medicine, leadership and management, operating in differentsocieties, living in the system as a performer, and future developments in the domain.
"Athletes participating at all levels of endurance performance can relate to the impact of psychological factors. Whether it be exercise-induced pain, self-belief, anxiety, sticking to a pacing strategy, or focusing on internal or external influences, there are a vast number of issues which can affect endurance.
Transitions in sport can be either normative (relatively predictable) or non-normative (less predictable) and are critical times in the development of athletes careers. While retirement from sport is inevitable, the timing of retirement can be less predictable.
Hansen, Jakob & Larsen, Carsten Hvid (Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark) & Henriksen, Kristoffer (Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark.)