For Ontario Cycling’s women’s cycling week, I brought Krista Chandler, PhD, Mental Performance Consultant and Owner of The Mental Link as well as Professor at the University of Windsor Kayla Buck, MHK, Mental Performance Consultant and Erin Attwell, track racer for Cycling Canada on to chat about the ins and outs of maintaining mental health during challenging times, from race days to bad workouts and everything in between. Watch to learn some simple skills and tactics for dealing with stress around workouts and racing!
Molly Hurford is a journalist in love with all things cycling, running, nutrition and movement-related. When not outside, she’s writing about being outside and healthy habits of athletes and interviewing world-class athletes and scientists for The Consummate Athlete. She’s the author of multiple books and her most recent project, Shred Girls, is a young adult fiction series and online community focused on getting girls excited about bikes. She also writes regularly for publications including Bicycling magazine, Outside, Map My Run, and Nylon. Molly is a little obsessed with getting people—especially women—psyched on adventure and being outside, and she regularly hosts talks and runs clinics for cyclists and teaches yoga online and IRL… And in her spare time, the former Ironman triathlete and cyclist now spends time racing ultra-runs on trails. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @mollyjhurford