I was asked by someone what I'm thinking about on the bike when I do these crazy events. Sure, I think about the course and keeping my eye on the road and on the other racers. I also am tuned in to what my heart rate is and when I need to stay on my schedule of nutrition and hydration. Then there are those moments, when the work gets hard, and you have to go to that happy place...
...that, and Kanye West's single "Stronger" is running through my head.
After that, I can find some energy that I have not tapped into.