As athletes, mental toughness is something that we constantly need to work on. Developing, training, testing, so that it's ready for when we need to call on it. So how do we work on mental toughness during lockdown in a pandemic? Spoiler alert: the answer may not be what you think.
Giro d’Italia Virtual: the long green (Garmin) line
I've often wondered what cyclists who race do for the rest of the day. After all, they are only racing for an hour or so. I now know the answer. They fall over and die on the floor. Or maybe that's just me.
Audax goes vEveresting
I guess this is what happens when you give an Audaxer and indoor trainer and point her in the direction of a challenge. So here's how I joined the Hells 500 "Lycra Party" vEveresting World Record attempt.
So who wants to dance with the rabbit down the hole? : PODCAST
It’s not often (okay, it’s like never) that I let people see into what I refer to as Wonderland... which is my own personal madness. So this podcast is way outside my comfort zone. But it’s an important conversation to have. Because mental health doesn’t discriminate. And we all need to work together to break the stigma. So have a listen... and please be gentle with your feedback.
Awkwardly Gritty: PODCAST
Gulp. Here it is... 🎤🎧🙈 As you’ll get from the podcast intro it’s pretty ... real. Before recording this I'd had feedback from other athletes that no one really talks about the gritty stuff. So here’s the gritty. Ps: it’s not a race Pps: use headphones
The new Geelong Flyer: now with 20% more stupid
Sometimes in order to heal what's broken you need to get back in the saddle again. Literally. So I rode another 1200. And instead of losing it all, I found myself again.
Second post PBP interview
One of these days I'll say something clever and articulate when being interviewed. But not today...
First post PBP Interview
Making someone face palm mid-interview is a gift, right? Questions in this video included: why do you ride a bike? What's the deal with white wine vinegar? Will you ever come back to racing? What was it like having your family with you during PBP? And of course: What's next?
PBP. A ride I'd been thinking, planning, and training for for over a year. So did it go to plan, and was it everything I ever hoped it would be. Don't be silly, that wouldn't make a very good blog now would it?
Protected: The other side of the story
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