I finished the book Endure by Alex Hutchinson yesterday. All in all a good read although it didn't really give much in the way of definitive actions to take or proven results of the balance of the body-mind interaction in our performance in endurance sports. There was certainly plenty of anecdotal evidence of the the mind being a major governor of our ability to perform to our true maximum potential. Also some very interesting studies of how we can fool our mind into allowing us to reach and surprise all expectations. How we bottle that is another question. The book does open ones eyes to the questions of how do we use our training to get our minds and bodies to go to the point of relegating pain to the side while we only concentrate on our best performance. Its definitely worth a read.