Improved Cycling and Running Performance

Hmmmmmmmmm!!!  Don’t we all want to do something better?  Is it possible to try so hard you actually get in your own way???  Maybe it would be better to slow down a bit and be a little more supple and sensory in what we’re doing.  When we are say, running or riding, is it all about the heart rate or the power out put or speed?  Maybe yes, maybe no.  Consider this: have you ever had a little twinge of back pain, knee pain, hamstring pain, or calf pain and finish your workout to find that you can’t walk the next day?  Why were you able to keep going? Why didn’t something let you know it could end up like that?  We often train at uncomfortable levels for long periods of time without any consequence.  But, sometimes it’s not like that.  Could it be that we have dulled our ability to sense ourselves in what we do because it has become a habit?  Have we gotten in the habit of setting our sites on a time/wattage/speed/podium placement/the person ahead of us and lost site of our own selves?  Have we focused outside of ourselves so much that we have forgotten how to listen?  Is it possible to back up and listen and find out that hmmmmmm maybe that hamstring pain is actually related to the fact that our low back muscles are actually still pulling that pelvis in the other direction?  How could this be????  Is it possible that we quit listening to the back muscles a long time ago?  Now we have a nagging hamstring pain that won’t allow a solid bike ride more than an hour or a run more than 5 miles.  Is it a system wide focus on something outside yourself that is counter productive????  You can find ease in yourself.  But………………you must listen first and then choose!!  Find the ease and choose it!!!  Join me in class at CasaBagus!