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[25 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
You live with dog – you get fleas

Last weekend I travelled to Dubbo in the middle of New South Wales to conduct a training camp/seminar. I’d been to Dubbo about thirty years ago but don’t remember too much about it. it’s one of those places you go through on your way to somewhere else. It is amazing where triathlon takes us. There are lots of interesting places we’ve travelled to that we would never have gone to if it wasn’t for triathlon.
No, I didn’t get fleas in Dubbo. I could easily get them at home. What I …

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[20 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
You not going to win every time you race

I am suprised at times when athletes almost appologise in their weekly feedback when a time trial or a race was not a PB. It’s impossible to get a PB every time that you train or compete. A boxer never wins every bout. A football team never win every game they play. For them losing is part of the game.
As long as you win more often than you lose, you’re moving ahead, you’re winning. Life is like that, losing is part of the game. Be ready for an occasional loss, …

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[11 Oct 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
The day after – Kona 2010

It’s always a relief to wake up the day after testing yourself to find out where you limits are. It’s just a good feeling to wake up. Most guys my age get fatigued thinking about going hard for over eleven hours at anything. Let alone all the weather features Hawaii can throw at you in a day.

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[23 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Knowledge or Energy – is there a secret

There are a few things triathletes have in common, more than the fact that they all like to swim, bike and run. A great many of them I’ve met have this unsatiable thirst for knowledge. They’re constantly reading articles in magazines, researching on the net, always looking for the secret.
I think one of the factors involved here, is that most of the triathletes I meet are into Ironman events, and Ironman triathletes are usually over-achievers in every part of their life. Most people I’ve trained are at the top of …

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[1 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Are you a man of action?

How quickly are you able to convert directions/advice into action?
There are many common traits among successful athletes. One of these is definitely the ability to convert directions to actions, quickly and efficiently. During the past week one of my athletes told me of a sore calf, which was still tight two days after a long run. Not torn, just tight and making it’s presence felt. My advice to him was try Jiang, my accupuncturist (I’ve been using her and sending my athletes to her for 12yrs)
One hour later I had …

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[15 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Excellence or popularity, it’s your choice

It really doesn’t matter what field of work or sport we’re involved in. We will very often have to make a choice between doing what we feel is best, or doing that which will gain most popularity. It seems that teenagers are the age group where this dilema is faced most often.
It’s been a long time since I was a teenager, but I can still remember making decisions which were really wrong at the time, just so that I remained popular in my peer group. Being popular is pretty important …

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[24 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Every week when I read the weekly reports from the athletes on my training programs, I want the details of performance, health, feelings etc. The news is not always good. Every workout or every big weekend of training is not going to produce PBs, or even good experiences. The road to the top is not a straight line, there are a few dips along the way, but the general trend is upward.
It’s good to be triathletes and not wild west gunfighters. The gunfighter who has a bad day doesn’t get …