Cycle Happy.

So often in a race, negative chatter emerge.Focus on the pain and get frustrated because of struggling through sections of an event.

its not about minimizing the physical aspects of biking, but a strong mind could push your body further than you think possible. The next time you're having a hard time on the bike, remember to smile (as distorted as it may appear under duress). Rather than viewing the difficulty as "pain," think of it as the natural sensation of a body working hard and persevering.

The typical order of operations is that a pleasurable experience makes you smile. However, as this question illustrates, the converse is also true: Smile and you feel better. It's almost a way to trick you body into enjoying its suffering. And, when you really think about it, there are reasons to smile! You're outside riding your bike, pushing yourself to your limit - smile, enjoy, and you'll ride stronger.

at Tuesday, August 05, 2008  


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