I started my build phase and MAN IT’S HARD.
What is your favorite self-talk when the work is tough? These VO2 max workouts all feel like I am at the point of failure, but I am eeking through them! I am feeling proud and teaching myself that YES, you CAN do it! Repeatedly!
Today during the 3rd (of 5) 9 minute intervals of Budawang +5 I told myself:
“You said you are willing to put in the work, RIGHT NOW is when you put in that work! 3 minutes left in this interval. 3 minutes to prove you are willing to work!”
Sometimes I feel like I am wavering for 10-15 seconds and part of my brain says “Welp, that’s it! Throw in the towel.” My response today was:
“10 sloppy seconds doesn’t mean it’s over! Get 1 solid minute together to get back on track. Just 1 minute right on power. OK, that was a great minute…back on track! 1 more minute. 1 more minute”. Towards the end it becomes 10 seconds at a time.
I saw a competitors Strava a couple days ago and saw they bailed on their last set of intervals. I told myself “I complete my workouts and that’s why I have the advantage”. When I start struggling, I try to draw on that. I remember that I can’t complete the workout full workout if I don’t complete just this next minute.
What are some of your best self-talk?