Problem 9: Equipment envy
If only your bike were 2 pounds lighter, you’d be so much faster.
Solved: Again, cut it out with the negative self-talk. “Do you think anyone in the history of triathlon has ridden a fast bike split on a slower bike?” Carr asks. “Well, it’s because they didn’t perceive themselves negatively on that piece of equipment.” Need proof? MarkAllenOnline co-founder Luis Vargas once clocked a 4:56 in Kona on a steel-framed beast that weighed 23 pounds.