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interesting article on exhaustion: physical or mental?
Last Post 11/26/2014 08:46 AM by Frederick Jones. 5 Replies.
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Orange Crush


06/07/2014 06:24 PM
Scroll down to below athlete comment to actual article, pretty interesting.


06/08/2014 07:24 PM
Good perspective but long, over analyzed and I’m not totally convinced. I think pain threshold varies per individual, and ultimately athletes with high pain threshold are the ones that can perform on a pro level.

My question to the author would be (at least about myself) is how your pain threshold varies from day to the next. Granted by no means do I follow a strict diet or training regime, I ride three to four times a week, but my threshold varies on the same ride, for instance, rode Thursday after work 38m, very little climbing, rest Friday, and rode 72 miles Saturday with about 3000 ft of climbing, which included the Manayunk wall. Felt like crap all day in the saddle, thighs screaming, knee clicking and felt my hamstrings were going to pop. I rode the exact loop today, felt no pain and hammered with no issues, I was well fueled both days. Makes no sense!! My 2c.


06/09/2014 10:31 AM
This is a revelation? Not sure why. I wonder if the researcher ever competed in anything.
Cosmic Kid


11/25/2014 04:26 PM
I've been reading a book by Matt Fitzgerald called "Run", which talks about learning how to run by feel....and not just on any given day, but in terms of guiding your whole running program. Very interesting stuff....

Anyway, he talks about this exact thing in the book. His premise is that the mind basically seeks to protect the body from damaging itself and shuts down the systems before it can get hurt.

Tim Noakes has a similar theory and calls it the "internal governer."
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!


11/25/2014 05:23 PM
i wish my internal governor was set to something other than "lazy."


11/26/2014 08:46 AM
Pass the remote.
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