Velo Club Moulin

Sunday, 21 June 2009

feet in the clouds

Just finished reading this fantastic, inspiring book by Richard Askwith. An exceptionally good read about the world of fell running, first published in 2004.

One chapter near the end felt especially relevant to bicycle racing. It very vividly demonstrates how important the mental side of things are in accepting and combating pain and overcoming being daunted by the prospect of having to endure it (think how you feel just before the start of a cross race for example, knowing the next hour is going to hurt like absolute hell).

It also shows it's possible to get to a state of mind where you can become convinced you will succeed and from this everything becomes a little easier, all worries and doubts cast away.

Bloody hard buggers, them fell runners..

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