That is what you are willing to invest in getting to your goal race or event. Invest being the key word here. It is an expense that you understand and are willing to pay.
Would you be willing to make that same investment if I told you that halfway through the process you would hit a setback. You would lose some of that hard earned “money”.
Would you still eagerly pour that “money” into the account? I doubt most of you reading this would.
Let’s take it a step further. What if I told you it would be your fault that would lose that money. Would you be a little more cautious with your steps and processes? I would be willing to bet that you would. You work too hard for that “money” to just throw it away.
So why do so many athletes neglect self care? Why do you allow yourself to get dehydrated? Under-fueled? No focus on sleep? Not using the tools you have like a foam roller? Not making regular visits to a professional body expert like a chiro and massage? You take your bike to a shop when it’s acting up or need tune up yet you do not take care of your body the same way. Why?
What in the hell are you doing? You are screwing up. That’s the only answer I need to hear.
You are willing to invest literally thousands into your races, bikes, training, coaching, nutrition, travel, etc, yet you neglect the actual machine? What about that seems to make sense?
I didn’t even mention the family time sacrificed, social life and all that other stuff that comes as a by product of dream chasing.
So I ask you again. Just what in the hell are you doing?
Screw your head on straight, work hard but RECOVER harder. THAT is the secret you seek in making gains and doing awesome things.
Plain and simple. Recover and win, cheat it and waste your “money”
- Coach Jeremy