Thursday, May 24, 2007

Self Talk

OK, Steph - Get a hold of yourself/your thoughts. You'll be fine on this bike ride. Yes, you won't have ridden 70 miles prior. Yes, you haven't had as much training time as you'd like. But you've got all day and you're in good shape. Your aerobic base is strong and you're climbing really well. (Plus, you have lots of gears!) 74 miles will come and go. Just keep pedaling. You've got the longest days of the year to help you along.

This is not a race. You don't have to compete with anyone, not even yourself. The only thing you need to prove is that you can do this without being "perfectly" trained. You can have fun, eat an ice cream cone and enjoy the ride.

No hurry. No worry.


Anonymous said...

"Mind is everything; muscles, mere pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind." This quote keeps me running marathons. You will succeed!

Allison said...

I think you'll be surprised how well your body will step up to take on this challenge. I once sea-kayaked 60 miles in a week. Had you asked me the week before if I could do that, I would have said "hell no"; if you asked me now if I could do it again, I think I'd say "hell ya!". There is no such thing as perfect. Have a great trip! :)

Anonymous said...

Mom says have fun, eat the ice creme cone and enjoy the beautiful scenery! Smile, be happy!! I know you'll enjoy your ride.