085 Burke Swindlehurst: Riding for mental health and other things cyclists do when they retire.

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Our guest today tells his story of how he got started racing along with the mental and physical attributes that helped him succeed as a professional. He gives us some great challenges for getting to the tops of mountains under his own power and why he feels stronger in retirement because of one variable he didn’t always control when he was competing. Learn what he did to support mental health after his own issues after retiring as a pro with a fellow cyclist in Canada. All along the way we take the journey that was his and learn how to do things a bit differently, especially when it comes to listening to your body when you are training for something big! Enjoy this episode of Athlete On Fire!

In This Show We Hear

  • When he started racing
  • What he is doing to get to tops of mountains these days
  • Why he rode across Canada
  • Why mental illness is an important issue to him
  • All about Salt Lake City and Utah’s Parks
  • Why waiting to feel good is important in training
  • What variable he was missing when he trained as a pro
  • What workout challenge he has for you
  • What is next

Quote on Fire

“Pain is weakness leaving the body.”

Quiz on Fire

We go on a tour of Utah’s best parks.

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