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The psychology of stepping up a race level

We all know that starting out racing can be nerve-racking. New racers describe feelings from…

How to mentally recover after a bike crash

During the women’s road race at the Rio Olympic Games in August, we all watch…

Why cycling makes us happy: the positive psychology of being on the bike

From the Ella archives: Every weekend we bring back one of our archived stories just in…

Digging into the pain cave: The psychology of suffering, part 2

Earlier this year, Alison and I attended the TrainingPeaks Endurance Coaching Summit held at Colorado…

Digging into the pain cave: The psychology of suffering, part 1

Last month, Alison and I attended the TrainingPeaks Endurance Coaching Summit held at Colorado University…

Why cyclists cheat: seven possible reasons for doping

There's a consensus in road cycling circles that the sport is cleaner than it was…

How group dynamics can make cyclists our own worst enemy

We all like to think of ourselves as self-aware individuals, but often there is something…

New year's resolutions and goal setting - approaches that work

Now that the calendar has ticked over most of us will be setting some new…

Why we race: the psychology of winning and what motivates us

For any given bike race there can only be one winner. For many of us,…

All about the bike: what happens when cycling becomes an 'obsessive passion'

If you're reading this there's every chance you love riding your bike. You might even…

Psychology of the Jersey

Recently I parted ways with the cycling team that I've been a member of since…

Mind Power In Performance Sport

This guest post was written by Tony Fahkry. Tony's life is dedicated to coaching people…