endurance athlete..speaker..writer..coach..sport psychology consultant..photographer
Few athletes surpass Terri Schneider’s consistency, durability, longevity and charisma in endurance sports. As a pioneer in several sports, she has blazed a path through the endurance world that combines a zeal to experience new cultures and remote landscapes, with a hunger to push her physical and mental limits. Terri’s passion is to share these experiences with others as a motivational speaker, author, coach, consultant and photographer.
As an adventure racer, triathlete, ultrarunner and mountaineer, Terri has raced and adventured in over 70 countries. Through the hundreds of events in which she’s excelled she’s established herself as one of the most diversely experienced multi-sport endurance athletes and coaches in the world. As a world-class professional triathlete for 10 years—specializing in the Ironman distance—and elite international adventure racer for eight, Terri has been featured on the Discovery Channel, USA Network, high profile talk shows, news segments, and popular outdoor publications highlighting her personal experiences and success in triathlon, ultrarunning and arguably the most grueling sport on the planet: adventure racing.
Terri earned her Masters of Arts in Sports Psychology with a research emphasis on team dynamics and a thesis on risk taking, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. She brings her advanced scholarship as well as her extensive athletic experience to her speaking and writing, creating dynamic, informative, and often life-changing presentations and prose. Terri is author of Dirty Inspirations: Lessons From the Trenches of Extreme Endurance Sports, Triathlon Revolution: Training, Technique and Inspiration, co-author of Triathlete’s Guide to Mental Training and has contributed to two additional books.
After leading Expedition Bhutan, a 4-person team which crossed the country of Bhutan trekking and mountain biking in the fall of 2011, Terri has returned to Bhutan seven times living in the capital, Thimphu, while volunteering with the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC)—Expedition Bhutan’s in-country partner. It is during this time that Terri co-created with the BOC the Bhutan International Marathon (BIM) as well as implementing, supporting and consulting on other sporting programs including Tour of the Dragon. Through Adventure Travel Bhutan she offers travel packages to events promoted by the BOC in an effort to support youth and endurance sport growth in the country.
In addition to her speaking and writing she offers coaching, online training, sport psychology consulting and participates in several art shows per year with her travel photography.
Terri lives in Santa Cruz, CA.
For detailed information on Terri go to www.terrischneider.com