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Ace That Race!

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Beat the slump

Blow through that mid-race low point by redirecting your focus. Instead of obsessing over how your bum knee is holding up or how tired you’re getting, chat up a nearby racer (who’s not wearing headphones).

Deena suggests: "Break the ice by saying, 'I could really use a push right now. What keeps you going?'"

Bye-bye, slump!

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