So I was on my long commute this morning (44 miles round trip) and there was a stiff headwind, maybe 15-20 mph. I had a target heart rate that I was supposed to maintain, but man, that wind just got me so down. I find it really depressing to feel your quads burning, lungs heaving, and looking down at the cycling computer and seeing 12 mph.
At that point, I get this internal voice saying "this sucks, this sucks, this sucks" and I start letting the heart rate go down. Which leads me to my question.
Do any of you use an internal mantra or dialogue that keeps you motivated when you are tired or fighting rain, headwinds, heat, whatever? I would love to hear some, maybe it will resonate with me and I can use it myself.