Monday, February 18, 2013

2 Minutes

I had a ride recently that took all my focus and effort to just hang on. A rear cassette was all I saw for 97% of the ride.

And my hazy thought process involved this:
  • What am I DOING?!!
  • Do NOT let go, it will be 20x worse if you fly off the back and face the headwind alone.
  • Good God my legs hurt! Don't think about your legs. Don't think about your legs.
  • I'm still on this wheel!!!
  • WHY didn't I take up surfing or some non-pain-inducing sport??
  • WOW this is fun!
  • WOW this is horrible!
  • I wish I was on my couch.
  • There is no place I'd rather be right now.
  • I'm going to fall off, I can't hold this pace.
  • Two minutes, you can do anything for two minutes.
And every time I hit two minutes I somehow figured I could do two more. Endurance sports are awesome. You can always do more than you think possible.