Brad Stulberg and Andy Potts



Episode 3: Goal Setting with Brad Stulberg and Andy Potts


At Altra, we believe running is a great way to improve both your mental and physical health. We also know it’s not the only way; sometimes you need to talk about it too. Our overall human performance can be dependent on our mental wellness, particularly during times as unpredictable and chaotic as 2020 has seen. With a little help from our friend and human performance researcher, author, and coach, Brad Stulberg, we’re excited to bring you a three-part series, “Mental Wellness: Let’s Run with It,” geared towards just that—mental health awareness and positive self-care.  

Brad’s relatable, conversational style makes for engaging chats with some of our Altra athletes, as we discover ways to deal with new daily stresses, ways to build community, and ways to be the best versions of ourselves. 








In the Goal Setting episode, Andy Potts and Brad Stulberg break down different ways to approach setting, managing, and understanding our goals. 

Some factors that go into goal setting: 

Timing: Waiting through a season. Taking time off. Let your mind wander.  

Process: Making a goals sheet. Writing them down. Building up to a peak goal.  

Control: Control what you can control. Manage your expectations. Set reachable goals to grow your potential. 

Perspective: Keeping the main thing the main thing. Balance attitude and effort. Evaluate your pride and honor. 

Goal setting is a powerful practice but can also be a dangerous one. Watch the full video below to learn more about balancing your goals, ways to achieve them.




Mental Wellness: Let's Run with It - Episode 3

Positive mental health and mindfulness are always important, especially during times that are especially trying. Coach Brad Stulberg sat down with Altra athletes to discuss some of their struggles and share what they’ve found helpful for coping and pushing through.



Andy Potts is a father, husband, Olympian and world champion triathlete. After a successful swimming career, Andy transitioned to triathlons and has never looked back. With victories ranging from draft legal racing to Ironman, Andy has shown throughout his almost 2-decade long career that he is one of the most versatile athletes on the planet and only gets better with age. Besides being renowned for racing prowess, he is equally known and revered by fans worldwide for spending hours after races handing out medals and spending time with competitors.  

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Brad Stulberg researches, writes, and coaches on human performance, sustainable success, and well-being. He is bestselling author of the books Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox. Known for his cross-disciplinary approach, weaving together lessons from modern science, ancient wisdom, and daily practice, his writing has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Wired, and Outside Magazine. In his performance coaching practice, he works with executives, entrepreneurs, and physicians. He is also cofounder of, a multimedia platform dedicated to the art and science of success.  


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