As I shared Monday, I have been spending lots of time looking into and practicing the mental side of our sport of cycling. I bought The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion last month, and I have been working my way slowly through it. I can't really give a review yet, but I am working on it.
I can however, share with you the great podcast that I came upon today featuring the author's Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson. The Faster - Podcast by FLO - S1E9: Sports Psychology - Master Your Mind To Go Faster, features the authors as the unfold some of the main tenets of their book. I suggest you listen to it. It will help you understand how your brain works, especially during competition. I also suggest that you read the book. I will do a review soon! Enjoy.
I also have to highly recommend the Faster- Podcast by FLO in general. Great stuff for cyclists! Download it and listen in your preferred podcast app.