Samuel "Gentoku" McCree is a Mindful Fitness thought leader, personal trainer, and mindful living coach from Portland, OR. He trained for two years at a Zen monastery, is an endurance athlete, and founder of MindFitMove. You can find his blog and a free Ebook on Your Sexy Brain at mindfitmove.com.
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December 13, 2013 at 9:34 am #46689
The first step to overcoming fear is admitting that it’s there. One method involves imagining you are back in the ring and then feeling your fear arise. Except you don’t add a story you just notice the fear. Feel it in your body and let it be. This way of holding fear can help you let it be what it is.December 13, 2013 at 9:31 am #46687
I find that I can always find stillness in everything I do. Even if I’m moving quickly. You might try focusing on one body part throughout your whole workout. It’s a simple way to bring focus while doing alot!April 4, 2013 at 8:48 am #30488
1. Comfy saddle is really up what you prefer. You might try getting a saddle cover with cushioning instead of investing in a new saddle. It’s very dependent on what kind of cycling you are going to do.
Most of all get a good pair of bike shorts. No matter what saddle you’re on good bike shorts helps make every ride more comfy.
2. Put on your gear and tell yourself you’ll just ride for 10 mins – you’ll always ride for more.
Commit to a regular ride with a group.
Have someone take you to work with your bike. That way you have to bike home
3. You need to be carful with used shoes as they can be funky for all sorts of weird reasons. I wouldn’t buy a shoe without trying it on and seeing how it feels. In the short term you try getting straps for your pedal as an interim choice.
I’d suggest taking the plunge and buying new shoes and pedals. It’s really worth the investment if you’re going to be using your bike alot. They are also totally not necessary I rode a century ride before I got pedals.
Hope that helps