… is my biggest mistake I have done again and again and again! I have always heard pro´s saying that they focus on the job in the race, the tactics etc, not the end result. I never really understood how I was paying attention to the wrong stuff and spending energy on things I cannot control. I did sort of get some help with a mental coach a few years back but I guess I wasnt able to implement that mindset.
I´ve spent time checking out the competition, focusing how to beat this woman og that woman, and just picturing the end result, but not the actual work I have to lay down to get a desired end result. So much wasted energy! This year I will focus on the race, the terrain, feeding, nutrition, where´s the hills, where´s the difficult sections (MTB) where can i use my strenghts. Not the people around me
Ive tried this approach in the last couple of Zwift races and it works! It´s much more fun, more empowering, and the end result is not as important as evaluating and learning from how I solved different challenges in the course of the race.
Anybody else have the same reflections?