Category: Mental Training

Three Simple Ways to Find Motivation to Train with No Events

Finding It Tough to Get Out the Door?  Most of us need ways to find motivation to keep pushing ourselves in training. I’ve heard from so many clients at the gym that they lost motivation back in April, and can’t stomach the idea of starting over again. So they do little but take the dog…

Unlock How Cycling Helps You Crush Your Weight Loss Goals

Bicycling and Other Endurance Sports Can Help Us With Our Physical, Mental, and Emotional Fitness Riding a bicycle keeps me sane. No, really. Ask my wife. If I go more than a few days without pedaling a bicycle, I get a “little irritable.” She’s being kind. Cycling has always had a huge mental, physical, and…

Learning the Hard Way to Focus on Process

I learn the hard way. Lessons need to beat me upside my head before they sink in.  And what I have slowly learned over a 35 year career of doing endurance sports is that to focus on process in training our bodies and minds helps us become better people. As a cyclist, runner, cross-country skier,…

Training Process Before Results Can Bring More to Life

Deprey: the Process of Training is the Whole Point When we focus solely on getting results in our endurance sports, we create unsustainable expectations for ourselves. But when we focus on the training process instead of training just for results, the habits we develop can bring us a happier and more fulfilled life. For Derek Deprey,…

How to Create Your Own 5k Race During the Pandemic

Instead of worrying about what you missed, create your very own adventure event! If you’ve been sitting on a couch, watching Netflix for the past month, and now, you’re just itching to do something, ANYTHING! So it’s time to plan to create your own 5k race during the pandemic – or other adventure, if you’re…

What Are You Stressing About?

Let’s share our thinking about endurance training during coronavirus We’re all feeling a little stressed – maybe a lot stressed – in the time of the Coronavirus pandemic. We are worried about the same things everyone else – health, the economy, what this world might look like when we get back to “normal.” But as…

Build a Consistent Training Schedule During Coronavirus Quarantine

We could be in a for a long haul, folks. Nearly all April and most May endurance sport events have been cancelled or postponed. June events are also in danger. I wrote about some strategies to try for training during this time. I’ve been home now for three weeks, doing a combination of a lot…