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Mayito Minutes

Mayito Minutes

By Mario Arroyave
This podcast centers on Mindset and how it relates to performance. Your mindset is the main determining factor of how far you can go. Come explore great content geared to challenge, grow and educate you on how powerful the mindset you employ really is. Hear practical tips and key takeaways from pro athletes in every arena as well as from your host, Mario Arroyave. Mario is a Category 1 Cyclist and owner of Utmost Performance where he coaches athletes to perform to their utmost potential. Mario has new episodes out every Tuesday. Come explore what goes on inside A Champion's Mind!
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Simone Biles
My take on all of it.
July 29, 2021
The Humbling Present Moment
If you are able to get your focus to the Present Moment and keep it there you will feel empowered. You will be humbled time and time again however as you attempt to do this.
July 26, 2021
Get back to Breathing
Meditation is a skill that can be developed. How do you know you are improving in your meditative practice? Listen to find out!
July 23, 2021
Fail better
Try again. Fail again. Fail better. -Samuel Beckett
July 21, 2021
Shame on you...
If Shame is a powerful Motivator in your Performance that is not a good thing.
July 20, 2021
Race Recap: Texas State Criterium Championships
Held in Corsicana, TX on a 0.8 mile course with 8 turns. Saturday was P/1/2 race of 70 minutes. Sunday was 40+ race of 45 minutes.
July 12, 2021
Some things about Mark Cavendish
The obvious thing everyone is talking about when it comes to Mark Cavendish is that he is winning. I want to discuss 2 other things that aren't getting as much press but are a huge part of the reason why he is crossing the line first.
July 9, 2021
Tell me about your bad days
Your bad days are a better reflection of what you are capable of than your best days.
July 7, 2021
Why Winning is Important
Our aim when we compete should be to win. Aiming to win allows us to do something that cannot occur if we are settling for anything less.
July 6, 2021
That's Becoming of You
YOU BECOME who you are. What you have done in the past has made you who you are today. What you choose to do today will make you who you will be tomorrow. 
July 1, 2021
You done? Do tell.
The Olympics come around every 4 years (for this go around it was 5). What can we learn from the athletes that are vying for spots in order to compete on the Worlds biggest stage?
July 1, 2021
Let's improve the quality of our lives. Here's how. It's so simple even kids do it.
June 21, 2021
Liked by Few
Our innate need to be accepted by everyone is hurting our performance. Until we deal with this issue we will never realize our full potential.
June 10, 2021
Belgium Blues
I got some news about how I will be spending my July.
June 9, 2021
White Belt Mentality
What does it take to achieve greatness?
June 8, 2021
The Loco Graveler
Today I share how one of the athletes I coach via the William's Racing Academy used the pandemic to become a much better cyclist. This episode is also a semi recap of his Gravel Locos race experience this past weekend.
May 26, 2021
A Tale of 2 Dogs
Have you ever felt like you have 2 dogs within you? One of them is the Positive Dog and the other the Negatove Dog? Which one do you think will win when they get into a fight?
May 25, 2021
Race Recap: Texas State Time Trial Championships
The Texas State Time Trial Championships were held in Hempstead, TX (west of Houston). This year we took on the ITT (individual time trial) and TTT (Team time trial) on the same day! Both races were 40k so this was a brutally tough day. I forgot to mention it in the episode but AMP Human PR Lotion was a huge part of my preparation/recovery in my training leading up to and my races this past weekend. Visit the link to find out more about PR Lotion and what it can do for your performance. Use the code Mario20 to save 20%.
May 24, 2021
From the Bus
Today I bring us a little something from the book The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon. He presents a simple equation (E+P=O) that is easy to remember and can really help us improve the quality of our lives.
May 21, 2021
All for those fleeting moments
Why do we train? Why do we invest so heavily in a process that we apply consistently through our days?  Link to podcast episode on John Wooden's first block in Pyramid of Success:
May 20, 2021
But Mr. Arroyave...
The way you do something is the way you do everything.
May 18, 2021
Remember the Last Time?
Sins of Omission make us feel worse than Sins of Commission
May 14, 2021
The Giro made me do it!
I had an absolutely amazing ride today but I totally expected it. In this episode I tell you how you can come to expect these kinds of performances from yourself as well.
May 11, 2021
Race Recap: Beat the Streets for Little Feet
Sweetwater, TX. 71 miles. 3500 ft of climbing. This race saw me have to make a couple of pivotal tactical decisions
May 10, 2021
Let the man speak!
What happens when one person is hurling insults and berating another person but the victim is choosing to stay silent and not engage with the abuse? 
May 6, 2021
No you don't just get over it
Sport psychology, and really all psychology in general, used to have a pretty harsh approach when it came to overcoming certain emotions. It has changed and we are in a much better place now.
May 5, 2021
As we age, get injured, and life...
One of the biggest points of tension for an athlete is what we should do as we get older or come off an injury or have to endure periods of reduced training.
May 4, 2021
Race recap: High Hill TT and RR
Race recap from this past weekends High Hill TT and RR.
May 3, 2021
On Social Media 📲
I have a question in here I guarantee you'll answer yes to or I am calling you a liar... Link to purchase PR Lotion (use code Mario20 to save 20%):
April 30, 2021
Race Recap: Crockett Stage Race
Trust me...this is not my normal race recap.
April 28, 2021
We have the Power! ⚡
Do you consider yourself a Powerful individual?
April 21, 2021
Change the Algorithm
There's all kinds of content we can interact with on social media. What kind of content are you getting fed to you? What does this content say about you?
April 20, 2021
Now that you know....
If we are involved in meditating or some form of mindfulness training we should go beyond the time we spend in this habit.
April 19, 2021
Well if I had nothing to do but ride all day...
I've heard it so often where an athlete says that if all they had to worry about was riding their bikes all day because that's what they got paid to do that they could be professional too.
April 16, 2021
Overdo it!
We often here about elite athletes overdoing it in terms of their training. If they are being looked over by professional coached and trainers how does this happen and why are they doing it?
April 15, 2021
Competitions shouldn't get easier
If your competitions are getting easier then you're doing something wrong.
April 14, 2021
Race Recap: Hamilton GP 🚴‍♂️💨
2 laps. 78 miles in Hamilton, TX. The warmer temps are back! Here's the link for the AMP Human PR Lotion:
April 12, 2021
2 + 2 = 4
Why does the winner of one of the biggest bike races in the world say he is rarely nervous or anxious before his competitions? He understands simple math.
April 9, 2021
Hop on the Seesaw!
We do not rise to the level of our expectations but rather fall to the level of our training. -Archilochus. I agree with some but not all of this quote. Listen to why.
April 7, 2021
You're a Fork!
We spend so much time training to become something only to stray from what we've become when it is time to compete. Let's stop doing that...
April 6, 2021
Be like lil baby junior chimp
Look. Listen. Observe.
April 1, 2021
How to Guage your Performance
Being able to guage your level of satisfaction with your performance in training and competition is critical. Doing so properly will allow you to be consistent and perform at a higher level.
March 31, 2021
Who are you becoming?
Our pursuit of our passion does much more than we think. If we aren't mindful we could sacrifice becoming a better version of ourselves in regards to that passion while forsaking the bigger picture of who we are as people.
March 30, 2021
Race Recap: Rogers GP
It's been a year since I did one of these for a real race! Hope you enjoy listening to it as much as i did experiencing it.
March 29, 2021
What to expect when expecting...
Should you have expectations going into a performance? Yes! But there's a way to not make those expectations debilitating if you don't reach them.
March 26, 2021
Choose Happiness
You know why it's hard to be happy- because we refuse to let go of the things that make us sad. -Luphytha Hermin
March 25, 2021
If nothing else changes...
Want to know how important our beliefs are to performance? Take a listen to the study I reference in this episode.
March 24, 2021
Protection stunts Growth
If a turtle is hiding in its shell to protect itself from an outside threat it can only do that for so long before it inhibits its ability to live.
March 23, 2021
If you keep coming back...
If you can dial in this aspect of performance then the rest will take care of itself.
March 22, 2021
What's a 🐈 got to do with it?
I didn't think I would ever own a cat. Now that I do it highlights the power of beliefs and perceptions that we have that are not our own.
March 18, 2021
No 🎁's
Some events occurred in professional cycling this past weekend that I feel deserve my hot take.
March 16, 2021
Problems should never cease
Yep you read the title correctly. Why should we always have a problem?
March 12, 2021
Do you really wanna see? 👀
In order to see how good we can be we must also be willing to see how good we currently aren't.
March 9, 2021
You won't outperform this...
Your self-image is the governor of your performance. Visit to sign up for a free 30 minute consultation.
March 8, 2021
Line it up!
We were all put on this earth for a purpose. Once you line yourself up with that purpose...
March 4, 2021
But I thought you were satisfied?
One minute we are satisfied with our performance and the next minute we aren't. What is happening and how can we remedy it?
March 3, 2021
Paying too Much?
Change has a cost associated with it. So does staying the same. Where is your money going?
March 1, 2021
You know...
Today I did something that most of us have done before (I know I've done it before). I had a ride to do and began going back and forth about where to do it. How did I arrive at my decision and what did I choose? Most importantly why did I choose it?
February 26, 2021
Run from Guarantees
If you have ever been told that by doing something a certain way you will be guaranteed a certain performance outcome you were lied to.
February 25, 2021
Get yourself a haircut 💇‍♂️💇‍♀️
Haircuts are powerful. Why so?
February 24, 2021
That one time...
In today's episode I discuss how you can move on from a performance that has been haunting you.
February 23, 2021
In order for us to become the best version of ourselves there needs to be an ending to the relationship we have with our results.
February 22, 2021
Lessons learned from this historic winter storm.
Texas got pummeled by a 100 year type winter storm this past week. It was a reminder that things can change rather quickly and that with these changes our wants and desires often change.
February 18, 2021
You can't do that
I read a pretty disturbing article dealing with American gymnast Simone Biles and a ruling the International Olympic Committee recently made regarding her future performances. Please share this podcast with someone else and subscribe to my YouTube channel (Utmost Performance).
February 12, 2021
Ground Level Construction
It's easy being great. Being good is harder. In this episode I discuss a blog post by Steve Magness. Link to Article:
February 9, 2021
The 🐐. The 👑.
Tom Brady.
February 8, 2021
Stop disrespecting yourself
In this episode I uncover a really nasty part of what happens when we compare ourselves to others.
February 6, 2021
You clearly don't want it...
What do we do with athletes that "don't want it bad enough "? Spoiler alert: they do we just have to tweak our approach.
February 3, 2021
Lodden Thinks
Does it always pay to be right? Lodden Thinks is a game that was invented by some poker players who were bored during a tournament they were participating in.
February 2, 2021
Quick but not in a Hurry
Being quick and being in a hurry may seem synonymous but there is quite a large fundamental difference between the two.
February 1, 2021
Chasing the Loot 💰
A poker player's prowess can be measured by the percentage of the time that they make the prize list in their tournaments right?
January 29, 2021
A garage full of...
We often times have an inaccurate picture of what the work we are doing on our way to becoming the best version of ourselves looks and feels like.
January 28, 2021
Respectfully Declining the Status Quo
What can we learn from a guy that has run a sub-4 minute mile for 19 years in a row?
January 22, 2021
The Dunning-Kruger effect
Incompetent folks generally tend to overestimate their competency. How can we not fall victim to the Dunning-Kruger effect?
January 21, 2021
Rudyard Killing wrote a beautiful poem called If. I dare make a suggestion that we change the wording in the poem slightly.
January 20, 2021
Marty Jemison interview
Professional 1994 to 2000, he was most known for being the US National Road Race Champion in 1999. When he was a member of the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team, he participated in two Tours de France and was a teammate of Lance Armstrong. Marty started his Professional career with the Dutch-based WordPerfect team in 1994. He was selected by U.S. National Team at the UCI World Road Race Championships in 1994 and 1997. (Source: Wikipedia)
January 19, 2021
Tony Stark or Iron Man?
We can't be one without the other.
January 18, 2021
You won't feel different
The false expectation that many folks have on their journey towards achieving their goals is that they will find something that will make them feel different. That simply isn't true.
January 15, 2021
You've been Hacked
The greatest revelation and individual can come to is when they realize they've been hacked. EMAIL: to get your copy of my book.
January 14, 2021
Compare your E
In this episode I ask us to make comparisons to others, which is something I normally don't do. It's for good reason however.
January 13, 2021
In just 3 easy steps...
It is easy for us to despair when we come to the realization that what we are trying to achieve will not be as easy as we thought it would be.
January 12, 2021
Quick History Lesson
Do you have a healthy perspective when it comes to history?
January 8, 2021
What do you think about Pain?
Pain is subjective.
January 7, 2021
Spilling the Beans!
I can make certain that on December 31st of this year we can say we had a fantastic year.
January 4, 2021
Tour of Romandie- stage 1
Today I took on stage 1 if a challenge my coach put out for me. This was not the way I envisioned getting this challenge started.
December 29, 2020
They're waiting for us when we need to do our work in the dark. How do we deal with them and ultimately put them in their place?
December 22, 2020
Want to find out what you're capable of?
If you answer yes then here's what you're really saying...
December 21, 2020
Ditch the Process
Wait what? You've likely heard me say time and time again to trust the process. I still want you to. There are times however when we should ditch it.
December 18, 2020
Does Zwift lower your Threshold?
It did for this particular individual. They eventually shook it off pretty well though. Here's the link to the interview I reference in the episode:
December 17, 2020
Is your absolute best enough?
Effort. It's the most stable metric we can focus on when performing. When we give our absolute best we can be satisfied with our performance. Sometimes however we ask ourselves if our best will be good enough.
December 16, 2020
Tyler Hamilton interview
Tyler Hamilton is a former American professional cyclist who had stints on U.S. Postal, Team CSC and Phonak during his career. Tyler rode with Lance Armstrong while at U.S. Postal and helped Lance win 3 Tours de France. Hamilton would achieve some stellar results himself winning Liege Bastogne Liege in 2003 and the Olympic Time Trail in 2004. His best results in a Grand Tour were 4th overall in the 2003 Tour de France and 2nd overall in the 2002 Giro d' Italia. Hamilton has since been stripped of some of his results as a consequence of his admission to using performance enhancing drugs during his career.  In our conversation we chat about many different things, including Tyler's introduction to cycling and the ups and downs of his career. We also discuss what his transition from the sport looked like and what he is currently doing with his time.
December 15, 2020
The dark brings all into the light
The work we do in the dark will ultimately determine what we can show of our efforts when the lights come on.
December 14, 2020
Hey, that's my wheel!
How much conviction do we act with towards the achievement of our goals?
December 10, 2020
Want to go Skiing?
Our environment largely influences our thoughts and actions. If we want to think and act differently then we must alter our environment.
December 9, 2020
No job for you!
In this episode I share being declined from a partnership opportunity that was made available to me and what it means for me moving forward.
December 8, 2020
Broken Formulas
Even the best made plans may come to ruin. Why? More importantly how do we brace ourselves for this reality.
December 7, 2020
L.A. Clippers...ya'll messed up
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were treated as though they were bigger than the LA Clippers organization. The results on the court are now making more sense in light of this information.
December 3, 2020
Where I'm from
In today's episode I talk about my high school days on the cross country team and what I have grown to appreciate now more than ever about the program I was a part of.
December 1, 2020
The truth about Savages
What do we mean when we call an individual a savage or animal when we watch them train or compete?
November 30, 2020
Negative Emotions
This episode doesn't have the usual intro because it's taken from the video I did for my YouTube channel. Shameless plug go check it out (Utmost Performance). In this episode I discuss how we should deal with negative emotions WHEN (not if) they come about. 
November 24, 2020
Thanksgiving warm up
I've got an exercise we can do today (and hopefully continue all week) that can provide us with a tremendous gift heading into Thanksgiving day.
November 23, 2020
I don't feel so good...
We will all experience negative emotions at some point. What should we do with negative emotions when they arise? 
November 20, 2020
Be great. Don't regret.
The pain of going all out is nothing compared to the pain of waking the next morning and wondering how great you could've been. -Jerry Lynch
November 19, 2020
How bad do you want it?
The answer to that question has fueled many great accomplishments. When we observe elite performers however we find that their accomplishments are not driven solely by the answer to this question.
November 18, 2020
Monkey Mind 🙉
What does having a Monkey Mind mean? Should we be looking to rid ourselves of our Monkey Mind?
November 16, 2020
Smile 😁
Turn your frown upside down and go harder for longer. Trust me, it's science.
November 13, 2020
Oh shoot!
A snake travelling down a piece of bamboo does not have many options.
November 11, 2020
Where's your watch? ⌚
Around 4 years ago I had an athlete that wanted me to monitor one of his workouts leading up to an important race. I did something that led to one of his best workouts ever.
November 10, 2020
Sand through the Hour Glass
How we use our time provides irrefutable evidence as to whether we will become who we want to be.
November 9, 2020
Local Legend 🏅
If you're a part of the fitness community you have likely heard of Strava. They recently rolled out a new feature called Local Legend. I explain why they had to do this in order to keep their business moving forward.
November 5, 2020
Raise your Weapon 🗡
When we get in competitive situations we must be prepared to draw our swords. If not we will surely be defeated.
November 2, 2020
What's next Tao?
Tao Gaigan Hart recently won the Giro d' Italia which is the Italian equivalent of the Tour de France. Now there are lots of questions looming around what his next move should be. The answers and decisions taken based off of those questions have huge ramifications for the rest of his career.
October 30, 2020
I got my ears lowered! 💇‍♂️
When we get a haircut it does something for our self-image. It's time to give our mindsets a "trimming" as well.
October 29, 2020
Did you know I'm an idiot?
Did you know that you're an idiot too?
October 26, 2020
Silent Commute
I have an exercise that I'd like you to try today. It will enable you to formulate a game plan for how to best deal with yourself today. This exercise will also help you strengthen the skill that will be the most valuable to us as we look to perform at a high level.
October 23, 2020
A win has a certain level of quality to it
There are wins that are very fulfilling and bring us lots of satisfaction. Conversely there are hollow or empty wins that don't seem to have the level of satisfaction that we anticipated. What determines the quality of a win?
October 22, 2020
It's all about me
Winning. It's a sensitive topic. Why do we focus on winning? What is it we look to get out of winning?
October 21, 2020
My hope for us today
Today I hope that you and I will make a mistake. I hope that you and I will fail. Allow me to explain why this is my hope for us.
October 20, 2020
Wish you were here
I was asked the question "do elite performers get bothered when they are consistently going up against a fellow competitor that could beat them on any given day and rob them of a good result?" My answer to that question in this episode!
October 19, 2020
When it's one of those days
Elite performers report having 3 - 6 bad training sessions per month. What should we do when we are having "one of those days"?
October 16, 2020
Build your team...up!
In this episode I highlight a couple of athletes who are consummate teammates and also warn us of the current trend in sports.
October 12, 2020
Blinded by the lights?
There's a new product being rolled out called Wavelight technology being used in the sport of track and field. I discuss what it could mean for athletes, coaches and spectators. Link to an article explaining fully what it is:
October 9, 2020
Mi Mejor Amigo
Do you have a good, or best, friend? What role does a good friend play in our lives? Good friends can only help us so much. When they have exhausted their usefulness it's time to enlist the services of our true best friend.
October 8, 2020
Make the Pain taste like Candy
This episode expands upon yesterday's episode where I talk about setting 60/40 type goals. Once we do that we must come to the understanding that Pain will be a very real and consistent thing for us.
October 7, 2020
A goal that isn't frightening isn't worth having. -Elite Minds by Stan Beecham
October 6, 2020
We can all be YouTubers!
When looking up a "how to" video on YouTube what should we be thinking?
October 5, 2020
What you seek you must first lack
Increasing confidence comes with a difficult decision to make that does not sit well with our egos.
September 29, 2020
Race Recap!!!
I got to race this past weekend at the Beat the Streets for Little Feet event. After a long layoff from racing (not by choice but Covid) it was nice to get a race in again. And it ended up going pretty well.
September 28, 2020
I am an author!
I wrote a book and it took me over 5 months to tell you about it. I get real with y'all in this episode and tell you why.
September 28, 2020
Is it still a problem?
Disclaimer: the answer to this question doesn't matter. If I don't see something as a problem is it still a problem?
September 24, 2020
If it feels good now...
then you probably shouldn't do it.
September 23, 2020
Led or Dragged?
For Fate the willing leads, the unwilling drags along. -Cicero. The sooner we become comfortable with the fact that we will never have the upper hand the more productive and satisfying our days will be.
September 22, 2020
Anticipation over Achievement
We will talk about the neurotransmitter dopamine and a little known fact about it that has been corroborated by scientific studies. This episode was inspired by content in the book Atomic Habits by James Clear.
September 17, 2020
Not What If but Even If
Let's shift our mindset from being What If folks to Even If folks.
September 15, 2020
You may have to...
Taken from Win in the Dark by Joshua Medcalf. "Not all potential is created equal"
September 14, 2020
Get past the feels...
Don't just set Goals. Get past the feels and go 2 levels deeper to really figure out of the Goal you've set is right for you or not.
September 11, 2020
Everything is Possible
When nothing is sure, everything is possible. -Margaret Drabble
September 9, 2020
Realize it's Useless
When we realize that we have work to do to become a better version of ourselves each day then we also realize that a focus on our competition becomes irrelevant.
September 8, 2020
Edose Ibadin interview
Edose Ibadin is a professional track and field athlete for Under Armor. He specializes in the 800 meters and is affiliated with the District Track Club located in Washington DC. Edose has represented Nigeria in the World and African championships. Recently Edose ran a 1:44.81 which is the current Nigerian 800 meter record. ⁠
September 7, 2020
Dissonance is Real
It does not feel good when what is happening to us differs from our self-image. This principal causes what is called Cognitive Dissonance.
September 4, 2020
Motivation...where doth though come from?
We all need Motivation in order to begin working towards the achievement of something. Motivation can come from 2 sources however and one is definitely more beneficial than the other.
September 3, 2020