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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New York Times - Setting goals and staying motivated

By GINA KOLATA
Published: September 20, 2010
 
My husband found the bike race, but then he refused to train seriously for it. He was ambivalent, not sure he wanted to compete. But I signed us up anyway. I like having goals, and we had never raced on our bikes before. I wanted to see how we’d do.

It was not what we expected — in fact, that race was quite a shock. But it certainly taught us some lessons. Our experience turned out to be a perfect illustration of the power of one sort of mental strategy in racing and a perfect example of what motivates some people to stay with a sport....... read more

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