Cycling while in a physical or mental rut

We all love cycling, but what happens when you find yourself in a funk or rut?  Not only are we talking overtraining and burnout here, but also cycling with depression or while in any other sort of personal rut.

Darryl and Victor feel this is a very important subject and one that effects everyone at one point or another.  They hope this podcast helps people recognize these ruts and uses the information to get through them with great success.

This podcast includes:

  • Physical Illness, Mental Illness, Fatigue, and Boredom……and how to deal with it as a cyclist
  • How to know when you’re fatigued
  • Recognizing mental illness and knowing what to do
  • Seasonal or re-occurring illness
  • Nutrition and how it affects your physical and mental state
  • The benefits of balancing your diet
  • Situational causes and advice on how to get them out of your life
  • When to ride, and when not to ride
  • Listening to your body and cycling to your abilities at the moment
  • Personal stories from Darryl and Victor and their personal advice to all our listeners

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  1. Steve Tracie says

    A top post you guys. Such a true statement about the Funk, don’t fight it. Seems to me the energy and angst that goes into the fight inhibits the mind and bodies ability to get it all back together, prolonging it further. A change always can help, gym membership, light running, rowing machine, swimming, hiking, whatever….. Just a couple of thoughts.

  2. The whole idea of developing a ‘zen’ like state in riding is very drawing to me in cycling which you guys talk about some in this episode as well as others. I’m not ‘there’ yet but getting there. I’ve had other muses in my time, chiefly music, and I understand that ‘moment’ when you arrive which is something which has drawn me back to riding. I’m totally eaten up by it this time which I can easily allow to happen. As my wife sometimes likes to say I’m not a good beginner as I try to jump in like I’ve been doing it for years. I have to watch that to avoid burnout and too, injury as Victor you spoke of in some of this. I thought this episode really hit a lot of nails on the head. You’ve got a fan in me. Keep up the good work fellas.

  3. David Bridges says

    Many of my comments I have “borrowed” (stolen) from someone else. This one I have started using a couple of months ago is original with me.

    Life is distressing–Cycling is Destressing

    It is like my father used to say about fishing: “You cannot be seriously fishing and worry about anything.”

    As a 58-year old High School Math teacher, I really do enjoy my job,especially since I work with the strugglers and get to see some real successes. But I do need a release form the stresses that naturally come from this endeavor. With cycling, I can see my results a lot quicker that I often do with students. That is the real value of Cycling to me, along with a new goal to accomplish that depends on no one else.

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