Have you ever given 1000%? Have you heard of a 10x goal? Setting a goal that is 10x higher than where you are now? I love this kind of goal because it raises the bar and although I don’t advocate going there often, it is a useful coaching image whether coaching yourself of working with your cycling coach.
I have been thinking of 1000% because that is how I explain how to start a Cyclocross race to my students. 100% is a comfortable level of suffering, but 1000%? Get on YouTube and watch the start of a pro Cyclocross race. That is epic suffering and done in the right amount you can find fantastic gains when applying this mindset to yourself at the right time. Here is a question, what would giving 1000% look like for you to tackle your toughest challenge? Could you apply that kind of focus to your next important workout or event?
Give it a try on something small. Work your way up and focus the laser 1000% on your next big assignment and let me know how it goes. Hey, if you only get to 101% it is higher than most people will dare to try!
Yours on the road (and indoors)