Category: Performance Thoughts

Patience Grasshopper

The biggest skill in endurance sport is the endurance itself. It is said that training for this sport is like watching your hair grow. On a daily basis you see no growth, but all of a sudden after 2 months ....

Backs to the Wall

Backs to the wall :   This has been a common theme of late. One I’ll expand more upon in the next podcast, but have a think about how you do your best work. When you have heaps of time ? Or when ....

Perfection

Easily the biggest enemy of the athlete. Why ? Well I really want to keep this short - so the biggest reason as I see it is very simple. If we aren't ready to do a perfect race or perfect session then ....

Excellence and Expectation

I had a very wise man, with a lot of experience at elite rugby union, tell me once that as athletes and humans we should move towards anxiety. If you are feeling anxious it probably means you are doing ....

Change

We all work with change. As a coach I am a change agent. That's what I do. But that's where the difficulty starts. Humans really don't like change! We want different, better, variety .... but that must ....

Training Mindset

When you are training you aren't just training your body. You are training your body, mind, skills, technique, tactics etc. Don't just reflect on your output. Reflect on how well you approached the session.   Things ....

Race Craft

It's not what you think it is.   With a couple of races coming up for the team this weekend its a good opportunity to think about that specific challenge. The mind is probably now on what your current ....

The Complexity of Performance

Most people get confused with achieving high performance. It can be a complex animal and has the ability to create doubt when cause and effect takes place. One thing is improved and it can cause a problem ....

Accountability

When an athlete trains and races they are sub-consciously setting a level. A level that goes across the board. To their family and friends, their coach, their team-mates ..... themselves ! At that stage ....