Mental Skills for Cyclists and Endurance Athletes


Train your mind for success in endurance sports

Does saying “shut up legs” actually work? How can you train your mind to go harder/longer? How do you overcome pain? How do you manage pre-race anxiety? In this broadcast, Nathan Last (MS, Mental Conditioning Coach) offers valuable insights for endurance athletes. Additional resources:

About the ride

Zwift ODZ Chat and Chill is a steady pace (2.o w/kg) ride on Zwift that also gives riders an opportunity to discuss topics of interest to the group such as training, nutrition, events, and all things cycling. Great for a warm-up or a recovery ride, or if you are just looking for a laid back ride with a friendly group and interesting chatter.

Every Monday on Zwift, at 7:05 AM ET/12:05 GMT/13:05 CET and broadcasted live on YouTube and Facebook.

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Theia is a licensed professional USA Cycling Level 3 coach with Vision Quest, and coaches athletes from all over the country. A life-long lover of all forms of exercise and dance, she became a certified ballet instructor shortly before entering law school, and discovered her passion for cycling when she got her first road bike from her husband Drew on their wedding anniversary. Theia is also an active member of the cycling community in Zwift, and leads a ladies’ race series for Team ODZ and weekly workouts for Zwift Academy. In addition to coaching, Theia can be found enjoying daily rides and participating in races, long endurance events, and cycling camps.