There’s a sweet spot that coaches need to hit in order for riders to have a successful weekend retreat. That space for me is where I’m “comfortably uncomfortable” and being pushed far enough out of my comfort zone that I can try new things, but not that I am stressing out or not being safe and therefore not enjoying the experience.
Let’s take jumping for example. Some women love to jump 1-3 feet in the air… for me in this park, on this weekend, I was feeling a bit of trepidation, so my jumping goals were to get a “credit card width” off the ground. It may seem silly to have such small goals but it’s those building blocks that build confidence and skill that evolve into bigger and bigger jumps.
Huge shout out (no this isn’t sponsored) to Essential Cycles for putting together such a talented group of coaches for the weekend. Each of us walked away with many “wins” which included new skills, new memories, and new friends. A triple threat and the perfect recipe for success.