How To Stay Motivated With Your Training

We love cycling and we still have days when it’s a struggle to hoist ourselves out of that chair and saddle up for a ride.  Motivation is the same for all of us: It waxes and wanes like the moon.  You just need a few little tricks to keep yours shining bright when it would otherwise dim.  Here are our top 10 favorites … 

1. Find new, exciting places to ride.  Join us for an upcoming camp or clinic!

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2. Buy a new part for your bike, handlebars, grips, brakes, etc.

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3. Review and/or set goals.

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4. Think like an athlete, not a couch potato.

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5. Read about other peoples successes.

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6. Squash neg. self talk, replace it with positive self talk.

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7. Focus on the WHY you ride.

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8. Think about the benefits of riding, not the difficulties.

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9. Read (or listen to) a book about a successful cyclists (or other athlete).

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10. Watch cycling videos, especially RAD (greatest movie ever).

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What else do you do to stay motivated?  We’d love your comments below …

 

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