Institute for Endurance Psychology

Learn from leading experts

Due to the great response beyond running, the Institute for Running Psychology was renamed the Institute for Endurance Psychology. The institute offers excellent services to promote motivation, performance and health.

Leading sport psychology experts support professional and recreational runners, triathletes and other endurance athletes and their trainers in integrating the latest psychological findings into training, competition and everyday life. The goal: to make them mentally (even) stronger in order to master important challenges better and to stay healthy and happy in the long run. Because one thing is clear: Success is always a mental matter. So is failure.

During the maintenance of the website, key information and an access to the Online Assessment for Runners are hosted here on the site of the founder Dr. Michele Ufer.


The Institute for Endurance Psychology offers state-of-the-art

  • Motivational lectures and mental toughness training
  • Online mental skills assessment for runners
  • Training to become a certified Running & Endurance Psychology Coach
  • Knowhow Transfer from (ultra) endurance sport to business
  • Exciting hands-on scientific research projects on mental toughness, flow experience and performance in (ultra) endurance sport

Online Assessment for Runners

Motivation, mental skills, athlete's personality

In his book Mental Toughness for Runners Dr. Michele Ufer provides, among other measures, tools to assess motivation and mental skills, including step-by-step instrutions for evaluation. For all those who do not want to do the math, this online assessment is your chance to get quick and valid results.

The online assessment is part of a research project and therefore goes far beyond the diagnosis in the book, including self-leadership, resilience, self-efficacy and other personality trait measures.


Dr. Michele Ufer
Founder & Managing Director

Michele has raced some of the toughest ultramarathons in the world and repeatedly achieved top 10 rankings. The bestselling author helps athletes, managers and other high performers promote top performance. Michele conducted running psychology research on four continents.

Prof. Dr. Oliver Stoll
Scientific Board

Oliver is an IRONMAN finisher and passionate marathon and ultra trail runner. He is professor for sports psychology and sociology at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and vice-president of the German Association of Sports Psychology.

Dr. Konrad Smolinski
Scientific Board

Konrad is an ultramarathon runner and training scientist coaching mainly runners and triathletes. He held a deputy professorship at the University of Jena, Germany, and still collaborates with the university in the field of sports psychology.


Become a certified Running & Endurance Psychology Coach and part of an exciting international network.

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