In episode 135 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer has a conversation with Sara Carrigan - Olympic Champion Cyclist.
Sara Carrigan, OAM Recipient and 2004 Female Road Race Olympic Games Champion really opens up on some fantastic stories and recollections from an absolutely wonderful cycling career. During this episode there is some humour, some sadness and everything in between along with the performance round and Sara’s physical challenge for the week.
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“Be brave and be prepared to challenge” – Mantra
“Feel at ease and relaxed” – Being in the Zone
“Check in with yourself about what you are passionate about” – Best Advice
"Go with the instinct, feel what is right from your own gut and be happy about that."
"I loved the freedom, the adventure, the exploration."
"Tolerance and Respect."
"Enjoy the happy dance out on the road."
"It’s that mental side that makes the difference to have that edge."
"Performing at your best, being your best."
"We have to be flexible and adaptable."
"Take the best of myself to be better than the rest."
"Really get those legs going."
"Do what you enjoy."
Website: Sara Carrigan Cycling School
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1:48 Introduction to Sara Carrigan
2:58 What Sara is learning in life at the moment
5:30 How Sara first found herself on a bike
11:00 Family support
13:30 Raising kids outdoors
16:00 Road safety for Cyclists and Motorists
18:20 Belief of having talent in cycling
24:35 Doubts throughout Olympic Journey
27:08 Final Stages during the Athens Olympic Games
36:20 Training leading into the Athens Olympic Games
40:45 Lows in career and taking time off
48:50 Performance Round
58:30 Physical Challenge – Check what is in your food
Kathy Watt - Australian Cycling
Nonnie Wood – Sprinter
Amy Gillet – Australian Track Cyclist
Michael Johnson – US Runner
Steve Carrigan – Husband
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