This Is Your Pain!

Watch this clip and think about how approach your interval training, are you attempting to escape from the pain or are you fully aware of how your body is reacting to the intervals?   This is one of my favorite clips of all time.

Sometimes, I start to feel like the lactic acid hurts too much….This is an interval, and it will hurt more than you have every hurt, stay with the pain!  Don’t shut this out, without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing, your legs are searing and burning, this is your pain, these are your burning legs, they are right here right now.  Don’t deal with it the way those dead people do, this is the great moment in your life, don’t seek to escape the pain, don’t fail, don’t give up, know, not fear that someday you are going to die, you don’t know how this feels,  it is only after you have lost everything that you are free to do anything.  Congratulations, you are one step closer to hitting bottom.

When you are doing your intervals, are you with your pain or are you trying to distract yourself from it either by escaping it in your mind or with music, etc….?   The intervals that require my most intense concentration and conviction are the 20-30 min intervals at 100-105% FTP.  Sometimes it is just too easy to back off a little or stop pedaling for just a few seconds.  Be with the pain, feel it. love it!

FYI vinegar does not help with lactic acid!

Ride Hard,

Steve