Settle in and buckle up; this is a fun, deep, long and laughter filled episode of Sparta Chicks Radio.
Tiffany Winchester is an ultra-endurance cyclist, with a love of doughnuts, who is currently preparing to ride the Paris-Brest-Paris; an iconic 1,200km endurance cycling event in France later this year.
Tiff finished her first bike race as a child and then took a “25 year rest week” from almost all forms of exercise.
It wasn’t until her 30s that she started walking and “procrasta-hiking” (as she calls it) as a way to clear her head and clarify her thoughts while working on her PhD.
After a brief (yet deep) love affair with trail running, Tiff was introduced to the world of cycling 3 years ago - and hated it at first!
Ultimately, she has since found her ‘happy place’ in the incredibly gruelling world of ultra-endurance cycling.
In this conversation, Tiff and I discuss:
- why she had to stop racing for mental health reasons,
- why she didn’t consider herself a ‘cyclist’ until after her first 1,200km ride, and
- the impact social media had on her perception of herself as a cyclist and how it fed her sense of feeling like an Imposter.
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