I've found that if you can synchronize breathing, heart-rate and cadence, something magical happens. Say your cadence is 120 your breathing rate is 60 and your heart rate is 120, they all have a "common denominator" and everything comes into synch. If anyone has ever played music with others, you'll have had a similar feeling. anyone else experience this? Another technique is to combine mashing and spinning into a cadence that goes something like "mash-spin-spin" start with the right leg then repeat starting with the left.