Not every day is a good day. Go out tomorrow and make it better than today. Do it.
I can’t describe the number of times I’ve learned the lesson that new and different things which are just outside my kids’ reach build their confidence.
I think Chris Carmichael wrote the seminal commentary on this. Essentially, you can always find a reason not to go on a ride or a run – too hot, too cold, too dark, raining, too tired etc. Its only through the choice of enduring these things is toughness built. For me, with chronic obstructive asthma, every[…]
I learned this in riding in Austin, TX for the first time. A lot of traffic and intimidating roads. Okay, where do you go for 50 miles of cycling? Pull out Strava, do a local search for local athletes and start there. Or take a short ride, look at the flyby’s and see what those[…]
Key Lesson: Be aware for anything. Pop Quiz: Heading down a narrow causeway at 20MPH and a hawk, carrying a still writhing snake heads straight at your helmet. What do you do? What do you do? Brake. Swerve and Curse. Worked for me. Be ready for anything – note the car coming in the oncoming[…]
Key Lesson: Hydrate well for 24hrs before a hot ride This week I had three sets of tempo intervals to complete and then two endurance-miles sessions to complete. Friday afternoon when I went out, I was not well hydrated and the heat (of the air, not from the road) was 95F. I finished the intervals[…]