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PezCycling News - What's Cool In Pro Cycling: "
Toolbox: Positive Self-Talk
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 7:04:13 AM PT
There’s a conversation that goes on in your head while you’re riding, and it doesn’t mean you’re crazy. Take a look at it. Are you encouraging yourself? Worried? Beating yourself up? Self-talk can have a big effect on cycling performance. Increasing your awareness of negative self-talk and correcting it could become your most important mental skill."