[7 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]
Streamlining – more speed for no extra effort

If we look at the cars in the picture, one is designed to slip through the air with the least amount of drag. The other just busts a hole in the air to go through. Both vehicles are designed for different roles, but each one has to use a portion of it’s power to overcome drag caused by simply travelling through our atmosphere.
If we use the analogy of the two different shaped cars and apply it to athletes it’s most relevant in the swim and cycle portions of our race. …

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Training »

[29 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

Advice from An Old Farmer
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with …

Training »

[15 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

So often when I have conversations with athletes in my squad, and other friends and acquaintances regarding their goals, what they think are goals are only a wish list.

Too often people think they’re goal setting, but they’re really just wishing and hoping.

 

At this early stage of our season we need to have something strong to get us out of bed early. Whether it’s a sporting goal, a weight management goal, or a wealth creation goal, it has to be clear, in order to work.

 

There’s no doubt that goal setting …

Becoming a Winner, Ironman »

[19 Mar 2017 | 2 Comments | ]

We can actually predict the future, in fact we do it almost every day. What we expect to happen, what we obsess over happening, is very likely to actually happen. We set ourselves up for it.
It’s entirely up to us whether we picture a positive outcome or a negative one. The skill of visualising the desired outcome is something we need to be aware of, and practice in every training session. A good coach will be aware of the direction of your thoughts by the clues you give in every …

Training »

[27 Oct 2016 | One Comment | ]

 
I’ve just come home from Hawaii a couple of days ago. All the jobs I had lined up before I went away were still waiting for me when I came home. I treat my annual trip to Kona as a two week holiday, with one tough day. And it always amazes me how over a year I seem to forget just how tough that race is, it’s brutal.
At home in an average week we get up at 4.15am most mornings, and even on a rest day when we could sleep …

Becoming a Winner, Coaching »

[27 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

 

We all remember our first love, it’s such an exciting time in our lives. There’s something so exciting about the first one that keeps us searching for that same feeling on into the future.
For a coach the first athlete we help to qualify for Hawaii is a special memory. Anyone who has qualified knows how hard it is to get there. Every year we seem to have to go faster in every age group to achieve it. Also anyone who has ever qualified knows how deep you have to dig. …