Category: Triathlon

Believe

The race is nearly here. Believe in yourself that you can meet the demands of competition. You trained for this race and it’s not your rational brain that’s telling you that you haven’t done enough. It’s your survival brain telling you to be careful. Identify these two sides of yourself and you’ll go a long…



The Perfect Race

Well organised pre race. Knew the course. Arrived at race site on time and prepared transition with plenty of time. Knew pacing and nutrition plan (tested in training). Was Relaxed and put wetsuit on early to settle into it. Was ready to race with a positive mindset focussed on my race processes. Got good positioning…



Train Hard – Race Easy

Lots of talk after the weekend of racing about how quick the racing is getting. Yep. The world isn’t slowing down that’s for sure. The one thing we all have in common no matter where we are in the field is that we all want to be faster. No matter who we are or what…



Pull Buoy and Paddles

Last night I pointed out to a couple of athletes how the paddles helped their technique. This was, I believe, due to the resistance they provide allowing the athlete to “grab the water” a bit better. An important piece of the puzzle especially at the end of the set when the hands tend to go wider than they…



Real Athletes Don’t Train

I want to tell you a story about a coach who I’ve never met. His name is Bill Sweetenham. Bill was brought up in poverty in Mt Isa, the mining town in Queensland. He was thirsty to learn and he knew early on that he wanted to be a coach. In fact, he had coached…