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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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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
Accept where you be
Goal setting is a great practice that we should be involved in. When we set goals we need to make sure that we are accepting where we are beginning our journey from.
September 2, 2020
Yep that was dumb
Show me a man who is afraid to look foolish and I can beat him every time. -Ozzy Smith
September 1, 2020
Back off!
Is it possible to give too much effort? To try to hard?
August 31, 2020
When Disaster Strikes
Plan for the best but expect the worst?
August 28, 2020
Netflix versus Blockbuster (RIP)
How, when and where we watch movies has changed a lot over the years hasn't it? The movie industry has put into a motion a principle that we can use to become better versions of ourselves.
August 27, 2020
Motion is not Action
Although Motion and Action may seem similar, the difference between these 2 words is huge when it comes to reaching our goals. The content for this episode is taken from the book Atomic Habits by James Clear.
August 24, 2020
Seek it out 👀
Look to align yourself with a culture/environment where your desire behavior is the normal behavior.
August 18, 2020
Charge high rent
Your mind is the most precious amount of real estate we own. Make sure you charge high rent for whoever or whatever chooses to live there.
August 17, 2020
The nose is too big
The story of the statue of David made by Michaelangelo isn't as smooth as we think.
August 14, 2020
It's like a shot of...
What is one of the most important things to consider in trying to kick an addiction? The answer is applicable and helpful for those of us that may not suffer from any.
August 13, 2020
Who are you voting for?
Every action we take is a vote cast for the type of person we wish to become. Taken from the book Atomic Habits by James Clear.
August 11, 2020
27 hours later
This past week I underwent a challenge out forth by my coach. I rode my bike more than I ever have in a week and learned quite a few things about myself.
August 11, 2020
Thank you for listening to Audible...
I heard an ad from the audio book company Audible the other day and it made me aware of how smart the folks in charge of marketing for these companies are.
August 7, 2020
There is a lag between our Habits and the outcomes that our Habits produce. This means that time either serves as a ticking bomb or an anticipation that leads to the fulfillment of what we have been waiting for. The book I reference in this episode is called Atomic Habits by James Clear.
August 3, 2020
Thank you Kevin Hart
I listened to the Joe Rogan interview with Kevin Hart and wanted to share a couple of things he said that can be of great help to us as we continue to fulfill our true potential.
July 30, 2020
Who you are > What you do
In this episode I discuss an interesting thing that (unfortunately) is common in fire fighters that lose their lives when fighting big forest fires. Let it serve as a reminder to us that who we are is much more important than what we do.
July 28, 2020
Resist the Urge
If you want to perform at a higher level it's quite simple...we need to increase our Psychological capacity to Resist the Urge to Stop.
July 27, 2020
Ego is not always the Enemy
All of us have an Ego. It serves a valid purpose. The issue we often face is we are not utilizing our Egos properly.
July 17, 2020
That wasn't so bad
We have all had times when a consequence that we feared came to happen to us. How bad was it really? Fear doesn't want us to see through the consequences and realize they may not be that bad.
July 16, 2020
2 Camps
When we think about the future we all fall into 1 of 2 camps. Being in the wrong camp has serious repercussions for us right this very moment.
July 13, 2020
We win on Alpe d'Huez
For this episode I take us to the 2008 Tour de France and the moment Carlos Sastre won the race. The stage he took the yellow Jersey and ultimately won the Tour provides a great lesson for us as we look to achieve our goals.
July 10, 2020
Switch it Up!
In this episode I discuss an aspect of Self-talk that does not get much attention but is critical is making our practice of Self-talk effective on a consistent basis.
July 9, 2020
Which would you rather have?
In this episode I give us 2 hypothetical outcomes in a competition and ask which you would rather have. Your answer provides some important insight into your mindset.
July 2, 2020
Performance Analysis
I am frequently asked what the best approach is to analysis of a performance. How deep should we go into analysis of our performance and for how long should we analyze?  
July 1, 2020
Activation Energy
Anything that we do (or don't do) has an amount of activation energy associated with it. If you did that thing then the activation energy was worth the cost. If you didn't then it wasn't. Simple as that.
June 29, 2020
Expectancy Theory
The brain will organize itself based on its prediction of what will happen next.
June 23, 2020
Said no to River Rd
Today I had to make a choice between what I wanted now and what I'd want most. I am thankful for a conversation my coach and I had that helped me make my final decision on what my ride today would look like.
June 19, 2020
There should be Tension
I got the idea for this episode from The Second Echelon podcast and their episode discussing sacrifice. The word tension usually carries a negative connotation but it should be present in those of us trying to achieve something great.
June 18, 2020
For quite some time the prevailing though was that our brain and it's functioning capacity was genetic. Then studies began proving that something called Neuroplastocity exists and debunks old theory. We NEED to know that neurplsticty exists and indeed works. In this episode I provide 2 studies that show neuroplasticity in action. The book referenced is called The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.
June 16, 2020
When a Lion Tracker loses the Trail
What does a Lion Tracker do when they all of a sudden lose the trail? When they can no longer see any lion tracks? We can learn something about what we should do when the same happens to us on our own personal journeys. I got the idea for this episode from the book The Lion Tracker's Guide to Life by Boyd Varty. I highly recommend giving it a read or listen. 
June 10, 2020
Getting beat isn't fun
What happens when you're paying for tennis lessons but you keep getting beat regularly by competitors that aren't taking the sport as seriously?
June 8, 2020
Memory Manipulation
June 4, 2020
You've gotta let it simmer
There is a law in psychology that says that if you form a picture in your mind of what you would like to be, and keep that picture there long enough, you will soon become exactly as you have been thinking. -William James. Please rate, like, share and subscribe to this podcast. Thanks much!
June 3, 2020
The ol' Rubik's Cube
I recently learned how to solve a Rubik's cube. Here are some take aways from my journey .
June 2, 2020
Passing on your left
"I have role models, but I don't look at them and say I want to be like them. I look at them and say 'you are a benchmark to what I want to be. I'm going to surpass you, I'm going to be better than you." -Chooe Dygert, current women's World Time Trial champion
May 22, 2020
Afraid of not being afraid
Have you reached the point during this pandemic where you're thinking it's time to not be afraid anymore?
May 21, 2020
Let's talk Strava
Recently the popular exercise platform Strava announced some big changes. What do folks' reactions to these changes tell us?
May 19, 2020
Anticipation of Inspiration
"The professional does not wait for inspiration. They act in anticipation of it." Taken from Becoming Pro by Steve Pressfield. This principle begs the question then "is action the precursor to being inspired "?
May 19, 2020
Can you get me the Sugar?
This episode is the audio of a video I posted to my YouTube account (Utmost Performance). It explains a phenomenon that we have all had happen to us and the very interesting thing that is happening in our minds when it occurs. Listening to this episode may change your beliefs about some things...pun intended. 
May 13, 2020
How Our Beliefs Work
We can use the illustration of a table to better understand how our Beliefs work and how they can help or hinder us from achieving our goals.
May 12, 2020
Be a Surgeon
In the pursuit of our goals we can always break things down into smaller parts. It isn't always best to look at the big picture. Sometimes it's better to understand that a movie is made frame by frame.
May 11, 2020
What's safe?
Today on my bike ride I heard Joe Rogan make a great point on his podcast. I share it with y'all and believe that it might in some way affect life for some of us post Covid-19.
April 29, 2020
Something can't come from nothing
Talking about momentum and the fact it has to be created.
April 28, 2020
Make it benefit you
A good person dyes events with his own color and turns whatever happens to his benefit. -Seneca
April 21, 2020
Mind Bender
Pur reality cannot be changed, but our perceptions can influence our reality. So can we then change our reality? Let's take a trip down the rabbit hole.
April 20, 2020
There will be no alps 🗻
When we believe in the obstacle more than the goal, which will inevitably triumph? -Ryan Holiday
April 16, 2020
Once a runner
When we are faced with adversity or a difficult circumstance our default is often to neglect dealing with the present moment. Instead we go back to the past or fast forward to the future. This creates tension however because nothing really changes.
April 15, 2020
Professionals don't show off
We can all agree that professionals shouldn't show off, but there are lots of professionals that are way too shy. Perhaps you are one of them.
April 14, 2020
Plans are simply illusions of control
Plan as best you can. Stand on the balls of your feet prepared. Bend with what comes until bending is no longer the right response. And then be as hard as can be. -taken from the book Refuge
April 1, 2020
No Racing? There's an opportunity here.
How are we dealing with the fact that all athletic events have been cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future. I share some insight from professional cyclist Payson Mc Elveen that can help us out.
March 25, 2020
Virtue during Adversity
The point is not to wish for these adversities, but for the virtue that makes these adversities bearable. -Seneca
March 20, 2020
This virus is not an excuse
I have felt stuck the last few days because of the Coronavirus. I am not sure if you've been feeling the same but we need to realize that this virus is not an excuse to stop our quest for becoming the best version of ourselves.
March 17, 2020
Coronavirus pt. II
I felt compelled to record another episode on the Coronavirus.
March 13, 2020
Coronavirus. Please hear me out.
If you found the content presented here to be helpful then please share the episode.
March 4, 2020
Accurately Assess Thyself
If you do not start your journey towards whatever you'd like to achieve with an accurate self-assessment everything that follows will suffer.
March 3, 2020
Intuition...powerful it is.
In order for us to become the best version of ourselves we've got to stop looking for guidance and direction from outside of ourselves. All of the answers are within.
February 28, 2020
February 26, 2020
February 26, 2020
Pace Bend race recap
I made the day's break away. It was short lived. Find out why.
February 26, 2020
How do we win?
Want to win the game? Gotta take lots of smaller wins along the way.
February 21, 2020
Wait. Remain Calm. Persevere.
John Wooden defines the mortar quality of Patience as the ability to wait and remain calm while persevering. Link to try NextGen PR lotion for free:! Discount code for returning users: utmostperformance on website
February 20, 2020
Getting out of first gear
Regaining momentum takes 3 times as much energy as sustaining momentum. -Daniel Pink
February 19, 2020
The Big Game doesn't exist
For an athlete that exhibits the mortar quality of Fight no competition is bigger or more important than another. Here's the link to the AMP HP promotion I mention in the episode: .
February 12, 2020
Crockett Stage Race recap
The first race of my 2020 season was the Crockett Stage race held in Crockett, TX (in between Austin and Houston). The race format was an 8.3 mile TT, a 60 minute crit and an 81 me road race.
February 10, 2020
OK parents listen up
I heard an interesting take on child development in a podcast yesterday that I wanted to share with us. For those that are interested the gentleman I reference in this episode is named Dr. Bruce Lipton.
February 6, 2020
Simple Maths
Here's an easy way to more consistently be satisfied with our days.
February 5, 2020
There's a place beyond our training that we should spend more time in.
January 29, 2020
The first Kobe...
Are you the next Michael Jordan? No, I'm the first Kobe Bryant.
January 28, 2020
We're all Idiots
The root cause of imposter syndrome is the hugely unhelpful picture of what those at the top of society are really like. From the book On Confidence by The School of Life.
January 27, 2020
It's how I've always done it
Life gets interrupted quite a bit doesn't it? So how do we get ourselves back on track?
January 21, 2020
Flat out Disrespecting it
The present moment is pleading with us to respect it more.
January 15, 2020
Lamar Jackson
Lots of folks will be saying how the pressure of being in a playoff game got to Lamar Jackson yesterday. That's just not accurate.
January 13, 2020
Taking it back to the Classroom
This episode details an incident that occurred at Waffle house and reminded me of a principle I learned during my time as a school teacher.
January 12, 2020
Losing the Freedom to Abstain
We are all addicts. What can we do about it?
January 9, 2020
What's your name again?
This episode is brought to you very late at night and details an encounter I had at Waffle House.
January 7, 2020
Time is on your side
What if you didn't change a single thing from 2019 to 2020? Would you still consider yourself successful at the end of the year?
January 3, 2020
Tractor Beam
Last episode of 2019. I will assume that some of us listening did not achieve everything we had in mind for ourselves last year. Or maybe we did but 2020 brings new challenges and goals we have set out for ourselves. Either way, allowing ourselves to get caught in the Tractor Beam will give us a much higher likelihood of becoming a better version of ourselves this next year.
December 31, 2019
Yeah but what are you now?
I got through my workout yesterday in the garage. How did I do it?
December 18, 2019
Powdered Donuts 🍩
I had powdered donuts for breakfast this morning.
December 15, 2019
Peter Sagan case study
Peter Sagan is one of the most prolific winners currently in the sport of cycling. After listening to his autobiography I discuss one of the theories I had as to why he has been so successful. It turns out I was right!
December 10, 2019
Be tight fisted with the Clock
Taking a walk. Meditating. Taking a Nap. These 3 things have been shown to increase productivity. Why?
December 9, 2019
"Pretend I died"
Had a moment of clarity last night brought upon by my kids who were playing a game.
December 5, 2019
Swen Nater
What if you were recruited by the winningest coach in sporting history to come play at one of the best universities in collegiate basketball...but you were told you likely wouldn't get any playing time? This is the story of Swen Nater.
December 4, 2019
Next Level
Many times what got you to this level won't be enough to get you to the next level. -Joshua Medcalf
December 2, 2019
Mighty mighty Redwoods
Redwood trees can grow to over 350 ft tall. What makes them even more amazing however is how their root system works.
November 27, 2019
2 Nevers
Never complain. Never explain. -Benjamin Disraeli We will spend most of the episode breaking down the second statement "never explain". Oh and I use myself as a case study and throw myself under the bus multiple times in this episode.
November 14, 2019
Express Gratitude Now or else
In this episode, I diagnose why many of us have trouble expressing gratitude at some points in our lives and it freely flows at other times.
November 11, 2019
Top 5: Get You Some Beeswax!
And we have arrived at the #1 most listened to Mayito Minutes podcast! The story of Ulysses and the Sirens. How can we learn from it?  Originally released December 6, 2018
November 4, 2019
Come to expect it
Expectations. They are powerful. They drive performance. How can we make sure they drive our performance in the right direction?
November 4, 2019
What is easier to do?
When something happens to us we think we have 2 options. One of them is impossible.
November 1, 2019
Don't be so sure
Uncertainty. It makes us feel a certain way. How should we deal with uncertainty and how can we get better at handling it when it arises?
October 31, 2019
Kyle King Interview: re-release
In honor of the Conference Championships happening this week, we are re-releasing this interview we did with Kyle King. One of the most highly decorated runners at Baylor University. Kyle King is a former distance runner at the University of North Texas and Baylor University (Waco, TX). Post collegiately Kyle went on to run for the Zap Fitness and made the choice to pursue running professionally. Kyle ultimately qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic trials and gives a cool recap of that experience in the interview. We take our conversation all the way to what Kyle is currently up to and how running helped forge a path for him to be successful after his professional running career was over.
October 29, 2019
Scratching Steel
My mind is like a piece of steel. Very hard to scratch anything on it and almost impossible once you get it in there to rub it out. -Abraham Lincoln
October 24, 2019
Top 5: Are you your own friend?
Continuing the Top 5 Series by analyzing this quote from a Stoic philosopher, "What progress have you made? That I am becoming my own friend." -Hecato. There is a reason so many people listened to this episode. Not because it offers some groundbreaking information, but because it resonates with all of us- Are we really our own friends?  Originally Published: December 04, 2018
October 22, 2019
You knew Mike?
October 13th, 2004 I lost a dear friend who was killed in action Iraq while serving in the Marine Corp. This year I had something very interesting happen on that day and it got me to thinking about what makes a great team.
October 16, 2019
Eliud Kipchoge: Breaking 2
This past weekend we saw a milestone broken. Eliud Kipchoge became the first man to break 2 hours in a marathon. To put this in perspective this is akin to the first time 4 minutes was broken in the mile or 10 seconds was broken in the 100 meters. So who is Eliud Kipchoge?
October 14, 2019
Top 5: The first 98% versus the last 2%
Unpacking a Tweet by Steve Magness talking about the importance of focusing on the first 98% of a performance, not the last 2%. Originally Published: 8/6/2018
October 7, 2019
Top 5: Is it Necessary?
Revisiting one of my top 5 episodes: Originally released on April 13, 2017.  When we look at how we use our time we should always be asking ourselves if what we are doing is truly necessary to achieve our goals. I decided to bring this episode back and publish it again because we can all use the tune-up from time to time to bring us back to operating efficiently and with solid purpose. 
September 30, 2019
Matrix Challenge race recap
Last race of the season. A 60 minute criterium held at Tupps Brewery in Mc Kinney, TX.
September 23, 2019
Race recap: State Road Race Championship weekend
Recap of this past weekend's Texas Road Race championship held in Ft Hood, Texas.
September 16, 2019
Top 5: The Tortoise and the Hare Version 2.0
Revisiting one of my top 5 episodes: Originally released on Jan 25, 2017. Vintage but oh so good!  Most of us have heard the story of the Tortoise versus the Hare. In this podcast I propose a new way of looking at the story and the lesson that I believe we can all learn from it that never really occurred to most of us (myself included).
September 9, 2019
Race Recap: Final Thursday Nighter
And just like that the Fair Park Thursday Night criterium series is over. Last night's race was fun as always but played out differently than the normal script.
August 30, 2019
2019 Hotter n Hell Race Recap
The 2019 Hotter n Hell is in the books!
August 26, 2019
Three musts that hold us back
There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well, you must treat me fairly, all the world must be easy. -Albert Ellis
August 26, 2019
Let's get married 👬
Peak performance is a marriage between our internal and external environments.
August 21, 2019
Let it Grow...let it grow 🌱
What a country honors it cultivates. -Plato
August 20, 2019
What's behind door number 3? 🚪
There's no one better than you, only less afraid.
August 19, 2019
Before Lunch 🥪
If you've got a court case it's better to go before the judge before lunch. If you've got an important doctor's appointment before lunch is a good idea too. Listen to find out why.
August 16, 2019
Harvest Leeroy Smith
Have you ever heard of Harvest Leeroy Smith? I can't spoil the episode and tell you who he is in the notes so you'll have to listen to find out.
August 15, 2019
Until the Final Buzzer Sounds 🏀
The person who has a Plan B is not fully committed to Plan A.
August 14, 2019
Better is not Good Enough
I know I can do better. I need to do better. The use of the word better is influencing our performance in a negative way. BTW the picture is of the exact chair I was sitting in to record this episode.
August 13, 2019
We can't get it wrong
The only wrong way is to not make a way. Tyson article: Tyson book referenced in episode: Undisputed Truth
August 12, 2019
Short term gain. Long term pain.
Quick and easy may feel good for the moment but it'll cause heart ache and mental anguish later.
August 9, 2019
The One Thing
What's the one thing you feel you absolutely must do every day in order to reach your goals or be successful? The answer is there shouldn't be.
August 9, 2019
Word Play: Beating versus Bearing
The perspective of Bearing our challenges and obstacles versus Beating them will make a marked difference in our level of consistent performance.
August 6, 2019
What's in that murky water?
I'm hooked (pun intended) on Chasing Monsters. Watching an episode on noodling the other night reminded me of something we could all do to move past any fears we might have.
August 6, 2019
It'll happen to you
A flat tire 30 minutes into your 2.5 hour ride in 100% humidity with a pump you find out doesn't work made me ask a hard question about my resolve and commitment to putting in the work.
August 3, 2019
Shake it Off
If we have ever been dissatisfied with our performance there's a cycle at work that we must look to break.
August 2, 2019
Lessons Learned in the 305
Heading back home today but in addition to some great time with friends and family I learned while out here in Miami.
July 30, 2019
Worry...all for Naught
***Bonus Episode on a Saturday! Enjoy!*** Worry is making a down payment on a problem you might never have.
July 27, 2019
Terminal Velocity 🚗💨
Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing. Often times there's nothing broke when we think there is. Development and improvement have a terminal velocity. It would be wise for us to heed the speed limit.
July 26, 2019
Gone Fishing 🐠🐟🦈
I learned a little something yesterday while fishing...from the dock on the bay. 🎶
July 24, 2019
Team Players are...
We have all seen examples of high performing teams and teams that grossly under perform. What do the individuals on these 2 types of teams look like?
July 23, 2019
Stop Listening to Yourself
Self Talk. Most of us know it works and we should be doing it. Most of us think it's super complicated and are scared to implement it into our "mindset training". It's not. I dumb down the practice of self-talk and share how we can begin to utilize it regularly. 
July 22, 2019
Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches can be good for you. They can also be bad for you. How much should you care and should you care at all?
July 21, 2019
Ordinary People
Believing that you can be normal and achieve greatness is the truth that many of us have yet to realize. -Stan Beecham
July 19, 2019
Accept my Challenge
What if we are wrong about ourselves?
July 18, 2019
What kind of town do you seek?
My idea for this episode came before 6 AM as I headed to a group ride here in Miami where my kids and wife are visiting my family.
July 17, 2019
Own your failures...or else
Own your failures or you'll only rent your successes.
July 16, 2019
The blessing and the curse
What we find that makes folks successful is also what can many times become our biggest obstacle to achieving additional success.
July 11, 2019
Take your Hammer and Chisel to the Rock
It's not hard to see when we strike the rock with our hammer and chisel and it breaks, but it isn't any single strike that causes the rock to break.
July 9, 2019
Belgian Diaries- My last ride. Tour of Flanders Red and Blue loops.
Here's an episode about the last ride I did in Belgium. It was an epic ride on many of the tour of Flanders roads with all their turns, climbs and cobbles.
July 6, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 12
Got a short race recap in there of my last race plus my visit to the Velodrome in Roubaix.
July 2, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 11
One of my favorite days of the trip so far.
June 29, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 10
Race recap of the 70km crit I did yesterday in Oostende which is right on the coast.
June 28, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 9
Race recap. 110km race in Aspelare.
June 26, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 8
Not a whole lot going on today but a good day nonetheless.
June 24, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 7
Race recap from a 65km crit we did in Mater (7km from the house). Oh had cobbles.
June 23, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 6
Our day riding some of the Tour of Flanders cobbled climbs deserves it's own episode.
June 22, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 5
Race recap of a "criterium" we did in Eeklo. Listen to find out why criterium is in quotes.
June 21, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 4
Today was an off day from racing so we took the opportunity to visit some local bike shops and hit up a local cafe.
June 20, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 3
The long awaited race recap from my first race in Belgium.
June 19, 2019
Belgium Diaries- Day 2
My bike came in! I got to do my first ride in Belgium. And I got to watch one of the ladies on the trip with us race.
June 17, 2019
Belgium Diaries- Day 1
For the next 2.5 weeks or so I will be bringing you daily reports of how my trip to Belgium is going. Feel free to hit me up with any questions or comments you may have. Go to my Instagram account (@mayito35) for more content via pictures and videos to go along with the audio here.
June 16, 2019
Draymond Green and Wooden's Pyramid Block of Self Control
I didn't promise I wouldn' I'm covering another block of John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. Draymond Green will serve as our case study. Enjoy!
June 16, 2019
We're all equal in one thing
"We're not all equal in terms of size or strength but we are all equal in terms of the number of opportunities we have to give our absolute best." -John Wooden
June 14, 2019
Stress plus Rest equals Growth
Simple addition that needs to be computed more like Calculus.
June 13, 2019
Timeout? Really?
You've got a player hitting shots from wherever he wishes against however is defending him. So you choose to call a timeout?
June 11, 2019
Wooden's Pyramid of Success: Enthusiasm
If we don't enjoy what we are doing we will not be able to push as hard for as long as we need to push in order to achieve our best.
June 10, 2019
Wooden Pyramid: Industriousness
One of the cornerstone blocks of John Wooden's Pyramid of Success is Industriousness. There are 2 facets to this block per Wooden, hard work and careful planning.
June 6, 2019
We've always had it
A Growth Mindset. It's something we've always had but for one reason or another abandoned.
June 5, 2019
Let's be satisfied with ourselves
This one might be a little controversial.
June 3, 2019
It's been 6 days
I haven't put out an episode in about a week. I explain why and hope it helps you when you find yourself in a similar position.
May 29, 2019
Race Recap: Texas State Team Time Trial
Here's my recap of our state championship course record in the team time trial.
May 23, 2019
Race Recap: 2019 Texas State Time Trial
Recap of this past weekend's State time Trial Championship. This is the recap of the Indovidual Tome Trial. Team Time Trial recap coming tomorrow! Discount code for Amp HP PR Lotion: utmostperformance.
May 22, 2019
Interview with Adam Roberge
Adam Roberge is a road cyclist riding for the Elevate/KHS professional cycling team. Adam got his start in mountain biking where he enjoyed much success before turning his focus to the road. Among some of his best results are Canadian National Championship titles as a Junior road race and Under-23 in the Time Trial. This interview is jam-packed with some things Adam does as a professional that we all can be doing as well. Enjoy!
May 21, 2019
Be Leary of the Dopamine Hit
If we plug into the process consistently and faithfully we have no choice but to begin to enjoy some success. This is a wonderful fact...but it does bring with it an obstacle to our continuation of that success.
May 17, 2019
130 miles of agony
Most athletes have trained very similarly for their competitions but only a few leave a memorable impact.
May 16, 2019
Good should be good enough
When we dive into our passion and choose to center our lifestyle around it there is something we must keep in won't be perfect. References: The Passion Paradox by Brad Stuhlberg and Steve Magness; Episode "Run to and Through"
May 15, 2019
Not done yet
What we think is going through an athlete's head when they are 'getting ling in the tooth' is often inaccurate.
May 14, 2019
Environment. What can it do?
Are we responsible for our environment? What role does our environment have on our performance?
May 13, 2019
Speed Kills
You can crank up the intensity and speed at which you practice, but there's lots of timing involved as to when to do so.
May 10, 2019
Run to and Through
Let's stop saying "I hope I have a good day" and start saying "I will make it a great day".
May 9, 2019
In my garage...🎸🎶
Eventually along our journey our passion for our craft will come under attack.
May 8, 2019
You will eventually take a right hook to the face 🥊
Freddy Roach was a former boxer and now trainer of famous boxers such as Manny Pacquiao. Early in his career, Roach was knocked out for the first time and he never fully recovered from the event.
May 7, 2019
What can we do to get better today?
The answer to this question is a lot easier than we think. All we have to do is ask ourselves another question. Previous Episode mentioned: Small Ball:
May 6, 2019
A Lawyer walks into a Room
I attended a presentation for lawyer's this past week and learned quite a bit about lawyer's and what makes them successful.
May 6, 2019
Accept that helping hand
We will all need someone else's help at some point. Dont be too proud to take it.
May 2, 2019
Why do we do extra?
They say there's no crowd in the extra mile. But going the extra mile is not always the best thing to do.
May 1, 2019
Race Recap: Hill Country races
Recap from this past weekend's races: BS Brewery #2 and Jacob's Well Classic. Search The Second Echelon podcast and listen to episode "Mayito Mindset" to hear the interview I did while I was at the races this past weekend.
April 30, 2019
Zoom out.
Gratitude is the emotion you feel when you want what you already have. -James Clear
April 25, 2019
Act Pro
Amateurs and professionals are no different with the exception of one thing that makes all the difference.
April 23, 2019
Pay Attention!
Being able to focus and pay attention is one of the scarcest skills in our society today.
April 22, 2019
Close that gap...carefully.
The more deliberate practice the better you will be. Some folks have more deliberate practice under their belts than others. How should we approach when we're behind?
April 18, 2019
It was only a dream 😪💤
Sober up, recall yourself, shake off sleep once more: realize they were mere dreams that troubled you, and now that you are awake again look on these things as you would have looked on a dream. -Marcus Aurelius
April 17, 2019
What we really leave behind
Dirk Nowitzki and Dwayne Wade are retiring this year. What lasting imoact will they have on the NBA?
April 16, 2019
You already know.
April 15, 2019
Cigarettes. 🚬
Did you know a pack of cigarettes is almost $7?
April 11, 2019
Happiness...real or bought? 🤔
Would you rather be happy or put out the perception to others that you are happy? -Gary Vaynerchuck
April 10, 2019
Standardized Tests...✔️❎
This week in Texas public schools students are taking their standardzied test.
April 9, 2019
Thoughts and Character. Judgements of Externals.
Your mind will take the character of your most frequent thoughts: souls are dyed by thoughts. The soul alone turns and moves itself, making all externals presented to it cohere with the judgements it thinks worthy of itself. -Marcus Aurelius
April 8, 2019
Pour some good fortune on that misfortune 🍵
So why see more misfortune in the event than good fortune in your ability to bear it? -Marcus Aurelius
April 5, 2019
Drive slow 🚕
I rarely do this but I've got an exercise you can try that will likely help reduce stress and anxiety.
April 2, 2019
Effort 🚲🏀
I talk a bit about 2 sporting events I watched this past weekend (Ghent Wevelgem bike race and NCAa basketball tournament) and some of my observations.
April 1, 2019
What is our work making us? 👷
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. -John Ruskin
March 28, 2019
So you didn't win...👍
Failing to "win" or achieve your goals is good but there are some things to keep in mind.
March 27, 2019
Tour of Corsicana race recap
The Tour of Corsicana took place this past weekend in Corsicana, TX. It's the last time-based stage race in Texas.
March 26, 2019
Let's not just ♥️ and scroll
I have a challenge for us today.
March 25, 2019
Don't wish for adversity but...
The point is not to wish for these adversities but for the virtues that make adversities bearable. -Seneca
March 21, 2019
3 Circles
Here's the illustration: 3 concentric circles. The outer one is called the Comfort Zone, the middle is called the Learning Zone and the innermost circle is called the Panic Zone.
March 19, 2019
Be great at being consistent
Dont try to be consistently great but instead aim to be great at being consistent. -Steve Magness
March 18, 2019
Are you sprinting to the end zone? 🏈
Jerry Rice would sprint to the end zone each and every time he caught a pass from his quarterback in practice.
March 13, 2019
It's not the process we need to trust
Confidence is everything. From there it's a small step to. -Craig Stadler
March 12, 2019
My son is addicted to skills practice
I rode my bike 100 miles today and when I get home my son Cadel wanted to do one thing...practice his bike skills.
March 11, 2019
Resist Resistance
How many pages have I produced? I don't care. Are they any good? I don't even think about it. All that matters is I've put in my time and hit it with all I've got. All that counts is that, for this day, for this session, I have overcome resistance. -Steve Pressfield, The War of Art
March 7, 2019
2 Case Studies for the Existence of Talent 🎹🏌️
Does talent exist?
March 6, 2019
La Primavera Race Recap 🚴
Race recap from this past weekends La Primavera in Lago Vista, TX.
March 5, 2019
Putting the hand in the goody jar 🍬
When children stick their hands down a narrow goody jar they cant get their full fist out and start crying. Drop a few treats and you will get it out. -Epictetus
March 1, 2019
For the Love of Running 🏇
A horse that loves to run will beat a horse that's compelled to every time. -Turning Pro by Steve Pressfield
February 28, 2019
In the beginning \uD83D\uDE98
Some American car executives travelled to Japan to see how the Japanese were going about making their cars. Here's one of the things they found that can be useful for us to apply to our own lives. 
February 27, 2019
2019 Pace Bend race recap
In this episode I recap my race at the 2019 Pace Bend Pro/1 road race.  Image courtesy of Lee Mc Daniel photography.
February 26, 2019
100% investment for 10% return?
Great conversation I had with an individual dealing with finding our limits in performance.
February 21, 2019
Forget about it
Why has Diane van Deren an ultra distance athlete enjoyed tremendous success? She's missing part of her brain!
February 20, 2019
Table Manners 🍴
Remember to conduct yourself in life as if at a banquet. -Epictetus Discount code for PR Lotion: utmostperformance
February 19, 2019
Get them outta here. 🤛
This is the true athlete- the person in rigorous training against false impressions. -Epictetus
February 18, 2019
Gotta know the opposite
This episode was recorded about a week ago but for some reason i didnt publish it.
February 17, 2019
Are we about the warrior's life? 👊
It is one thing to study war and another to live the warrior's life. -Telamon of Arcadia
February 15, 2019
Hold that wheel @35mi/hour
The low down on yesterdays ride from Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling team camp.
February 13, 2019
Walking...not riding my bike 🚴
Im currently attending the Elevate-KHS Pro cycling team camp.
February 12, 2019 have or not to have? 🤔
The aim of goals is to win the game. The aim of processes is to keep us playing. -James Clear
February 8, 2019
Learning from Crustaceans
I learned something about the behavior of lobsters from Jordan Peterson's book 12 Rules.
February 7, 2019
It's baaack! 🚘
I bet many of you didn't know that I haven't had a car for over 6 months.
February 6, 2019
Race Recap: Cedar Hill Race Festival
And just like that the 2019 season is underway!  Website: Discount code: utmostperformance
February 4, 2019
I wanna know what you think!
The nearer a man comes to a calm mind the closer he is to strength. -Marcus Aurelius
February 1, 2019
This little virus of mine 😷
I'm in the throws of some kind of virus and it's made my body weak but with some recalibration its made my mind stronger.
January 30, 2019
Imagine 🤔
I had a neat opportinity to speak at my oldest daughters school yesterday morning.
January 26, 2019
Fear's Kryptonite
Worry is a form of fear, and all forms of fear produce fatigue. A man who has learnt not to feel fear will find the fatigue of daily life greatly diminished. The proper course with every kind of fear is to think about it rationally and calmly, but with great concentration, until it becomes completely familiar. In the end familiarity will bunt its terrors; the whole subject will become boring and our thoughts will turn away from it, not as formerly, by an effort of will, but through mere lack of interest in the topic.  Both quotes by Bertrand Russell  Book: The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy by Donald Robertson
January 24, 2019
Retreat to your fortress often 🏰
External things cannot fix internal issues. -Seneca
January 23, 2019
Anger deserves a place at the table 😠
Anger can be used to help us achieve success. Taken from the book Psychocybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz
January 22, 2019
Beaches and Frozen drinks won't do
How can you wonder your travels do you no good, when you carry yourself around with you? Instead of traveling you are rambling and drifting, exchanging one place for another when the thing you are looking for, the good life, is available everywhere. -Seneca
January 17, 2019
Wretched Habits
In the majority of other things, we address circumstances not in accordance with the right assumptions, but mostly by following wretched habit. -Rufus
January 16, 2019
Question...yes. Change...less.
Question daily. Change things sparingly. Website for cycling camp in San Diego:
January 15, 2019
If we don't take care of this present moment...
January 14, 2019
The Consistent Challenge
Consistent effort is a consistent challenge. +Steve Walsh, The Score takes care of itself
January 11, 2019
For every Uncontrollable
Every single thing that is outside our control still presents a corresponding area thar is in our control. -The Daily Stoic
January 10, 2019
Before they were champions 🏆
Champions behave like champions before they're champions; they have a winning standard of performance before they're winners. The culture precedes positive results. -Steve Walsh, The Score takes care of Itself
January 9, 2019
The Clouds roll in...the Clouds roll away ☁️
A good character is the only guarantee of everlasting carefree happiness. Even if some obstacle to it comes on the scene, its appearance is only to be compared to that of clouds which drift in front of the sun without ever defeating its light. -Seneca
January 8, 2019
I failed my tests
My day on the bike.
January 4, 2019
Be Ruthless 👊
Kick the things that don't matter to the curb.
January 3, 2019
Back to Normalcy
As we begin to return to our normal routines we should reflect on how we handled what is usually a tumultuous and often unscripted Holiday season.
January 2, 2019
New Year New Me... don't think so Jack
My thoughts on New Year's.
January 1, 2019
When we reselmble dead leaves 🍂
Dead leaves are full of motion but empty of life. -John Piper
December 28, 2018
Real Talk
The events in the episode are all factual.
December 21, 2018
Happiness is...😁
Happiness is solving life's problems. Your problems don't go away, you just get better problems. -The Subtle Art of not giving a F****
December 20, 2018
Not Built for Endurance
We are weak in enduring anything, and cannot put up with tool or pleasure or ourselves or anything for long. -Seneca
December 18, 2018
It's your Ride
Want to share a little something from day 2 of our Mileage Camp.
December 15, 2018
You were meant to blossom. 🌻
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Elizabeth Appel
December 13, 2018
It's not OK to not Feel
The difference here between the Epicurean and our own school is this: our wise man feels his troubles but overcomes them, while their wise man does not even feel them. -Seneca
December 12, 2018
We're all Sick 😷
I see in myself, Lucilius, not just an improvement but a transformation, although I would not venture as yet to assure you, or even to hope, that there is nothing left in me needing to be changed. Even this fact that it perceives the failings it was unaware of in itself before, is evidence of a change for the better in one's character. In the case of some sick people it is a matter for congratulation when they come to realize for themselves that they are sick. -Seneca
December 11, 2018
Set it and Forget it.
Are you depositing fractions of a penny on the daily?
December 10, 2018
Get you some beeswax in your ears 🐝
The story of Ulysses and the Sirens. How can we learn from it?
December 6, 2018
You aren't really driving the car 🚘
Anything that can be prevented, taken away or coerced is not a person's own- but those things that can't be blocked are their own. -Epictetus
December 5, 2018
Are you your own friend? 🤔
What progress have you made? That I am becoming my own friend. -Hecato
December 4, 2018
Jalen Hurts
A wonderful story added another chapter during this weekend's SEC college football championship.
December 3, 2018
But I don't feel different
How does it feel to be on the path to Mastery?
November 30, 2018
Don't forget the little things
What events/circumstances do we have within our grasp today that we can use to get closer to being the best version of ourselves?
November 29, 2018
Tis the Season 🎄
Don't be fooled by the illusion of the Holiday season.
November 28, 2018
Should we feel overwhelmed?
If you're not feeling overwhelmed you're not growing.
November 27, 2018
Don't Flatter Yourself
For you have no reason to suppose that we come to grief more through the flattery of others than through our own. Who has dared to tell himself the truth? -Seneca
November 26, 2018
Being Thankful flips the Script 📖
There's a paradox that we can tangibly feel when we purposefully align ourselves in a posture of being thankful/grateful.
November 21, 2018
Don't get too old to climb
By the time many of us reach greener pastures we are too old to climb.
November 20, 2018
I challenge you 👈
It's the Monday of Thanksgiving week and I am challenging us with something. You in?
November 19, 2018
Accept it but Deal with It
Acceptance and Passivity. Two words we should be familiar with on our journey towards Mastery.
November 15, 2018
I am...
Try and sabotage your self image, it's really hard to do.
November 13, 2018
Cálmate 😕
I was lazy this morning but it's made me better.
November 9, 2018
Alexander the not so Great 🚫💪
"I have conquered the need to conquer the world."
November 8, 2018
Got Milk? Or Wool? 🐑
Today's principle is taken from Discourses by Epictetus.
November 7, 2018
Considering your Limits 🤔
Most folks spend most of their time considering their limits and not enough time performing the actions that will get them close to those proposed limits. -taken from Atomic Habits by James Clear
November 5, 2018
Where's your Cave? 🦇
Inside of the cave that you fear lies the treasure that you seek. -Joshua Campbell
November 2, 2018
Genius? Not exactly. 🤔
No genius that ever won acclaim did so without a measure of indulgence. -Seneca
November 1, 2018
It's a Setup!
The power of context/environment is critical to forming habits and keeping them around (or eliminating poor habits altogether).
October 31, 2018
Lose Control 🏎️🏁
If you are in complete control you're not moving fast enough. -Mario Andretti
October 30, 2018
You're Unconscious! 🤤
Until the unconscious becomes conscious, it will drive you and you will call it fate. -Carl Jung
October 29, 2018
Tyler Locke Interview
Tyler Locke is a professional cyclist riding for the Support Clean Sport/Guttenplan Coaching team. Tyler’s main focus is American-style criterium racing. This niche discipline in cycling is further explained in the interview. Tyler was the Southern California State Criterium champion in 2016. This interview provides insights into criterium racing from a seasoned professional.
October 29, 2018
Watching Paint Dry 🎨
If you want to achieve excellence you must have a fascinating obsession with doing the same thing over and over. -James Clear, Atomic Habits
October 25, 2018
No Impediment to Action 🌧️
My looney day thus far. I created an obstacle that never existed.
October 24, 2018
Mind Games 🎮
The mind will try to win at whatever game you're playing. -James Clear
October 23, 2018
Humility or Insecurity? 🤔💭
Praise is not a cure for insecurity. Insecure people do not believe praise. -Seneca
October 22, 2018
In times of peace ✌️
What we do in times of peace sets us up for how we handle war.
October 19, 2018
Look an Ice Cube ❄️
It's an ice cube...until it isn't.
October 17, 2018
Muck and Mire
I'm stuck. Feel like I'm trying to run in mud. How do I plan on continuing to move forward. Listen to find out.
October 16, 2018
Interview with Jordan Cheyne
Jordan Cheyne is a professional cyclist for the Elevate-KHS pro cycling team. Jordan rode for the Jelly Belly presented by Maxxis cycling team for 2 years before joining Elevate last season. Jordan hails from Canada and has enjoyed lots of success at the biggest race in the country, The Tour de Beauce, where he took 3rd on GC in 2017. This year Jordan scored a big win in the San Dimas stage race Time Trial. Jordan also writes for Zwift Insider and his columns are very educating and insightful.
October 15, 2018
Thank you Mother Nature
Rain and wind and cooler temps, oh my!
October 15, 2018
My Garmin 1000 🖥️
My cycling computer taught me a very valuable lesson a couple of days ago.
October 10, 2018
Khabib/McGregor 🥊
This fight was intriguing...and then there was the aftermath.
October 9, 2018
An Impediment to Living
Expectations are an impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow we lose today. -Seneca
October 4, 2018
Change Nothing
Change nothing but continue with immaculate consistency.
October 3, 2018