Dealing With Sports Injuries: Mental and Physical Challenges

Experiencing any kind of sports injury, especially before a big event or race, can be a difficult obstacle to overcome. Whether it’s the mental challenges that come with facing the fact that you may have to delay or call off your plans or the physical ones associated with the rehab and recovery process, how you deal with injuries will be one of the most important aspects of how you train. Here are a couple first hand accounts, one past and one current, of knee injuries that threatened to derail plans months in the making and how to deal with it when you find yourself in a similar situation.
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Training for the 24 Hour Cycling Challenge

A couple of months in to the training for our 24hr cycle challenge, these are some tips and tricks we’re using to help us prepare to ride 200 miles (300km) in a day. With the help of some advice from a more experienced cyclist, we’ve put together a system that has helped us see real improvement in a short period of time, even without there being much of a cycling community in Beijing. The training has also not just been a great source of exercise, but it’s also been a fantastic way to explore more of the city and its outskirts!
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24-hour Cycle Challenge: Beijing to the End of the Great Wall

London to Paris, Seattle to Portland, Seattle to Vancouver… these are all iconic endurance cycling challenges that get thousands of participants taking part in them from all over the world every year. While looking for a manageable adventure closer to home, I thought, why not try the same in Beijing. Read about our newest challenge- cycling the 200 miles/300km between two of China’s most iconic sights, The Forbidden City in Beijing to the Eastern Terminus of The Great Wall, in 24 hours.
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