Hello, TR! Great product, great community. 5 Stars and the bar by which I measure all other platforms.
I am training for the Climb to Kaiser which is a California road race of 150mi with 15K feet of climbing. Really, most of the climbing is within a 60mi block of the course. I am on this training plan: SSB 1/2 (repeating 2), Sustained Power Build then Century Specialty and I am confident that this will get me to where I need to be physiologically. However, I am concerned about the mental strength and how I can train that for such a long event. I dont want to end up in those dark places where I start questioning why I even own a bike (or six). “Why do I suck so much…?”, etc
Mental toughness is talked about in SSB when doing VO2max intervals but in the context of shorter duration efforts. What recommendations do you have with regards to training mental fortitude for long distance riding like this?