The hidden motor in your head: How mind training can make you ride faster - Cycling Weekly

Here's a look through a sports psychology lens at peak performance in cycling. It covers fear, solo vs group energy, and maintaining focus on a goal. Nothing ground-breaking, but these reminders are good for a quick scan and the photos are motivating.

What caught my interest is the guidance on dealing with fear in descending. The author suggests redirecting attention to "visual cues or aural distractions such as the wind or the sound of the tyres."

I agree with the redirection approach (in cycling, other sports, and general fears in life), but wouldn't redirect to things linked to the fear, but rather to the sound and feel of breath, or to colors in nature.


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