Apologies for a long-winded question ahead, which is probably aimed at @ambermalika, but happy for others to chime in.
Is there a chance that you could cover the topics of anxiety, emotions and PTSD in one of your podcasts ?
This I believe is something that a lot of athletes experience. Whether it is a fear of failure or a reaction to external factors, it can all affect us in different ways.
To give you an example, seven years ago, this athlete was hit by a strong cross wind while riding at high speed on an open road, which resulted in a severe speed wobble that almost thrown him off the bike.
Ever since then, whenever there is an even slight push on a front wind, “he” goes into a full panic mode, tenses up and … surprise surprise, gets that dreaded speed wobble again.
So, the stress goes from zero to one hundred with nothing in between.
As it’s been such a long time, I strongly suspect that the emotions that I associate with riding in windy conditions had turned into a full on PTSD as I dread on getting on the bike and riding outside,
Would love to hear your experiences on that topic, particularly those who’d been around high-level athletes and how they were able to overcome that.
Love the podcast and thank you in advance.