Resilience in Triathlon

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ― Nelson Mandela Triathlon is a tough sport.  Racing is hard, it hurts and many question why they put themselves through races in the first place.  Training and balancing it with the rest of…

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Triathlon Coach – Knowing My Athletes As People

As a triathlon coach one of my major priorities is to understand them as a person. When I know them better as a person, I’m will be more informed to prescribe the training that will be specific to them. Fit the program to the person not the person to the program. However, there is only…

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We’re Taught To Give Up

Fall Down Seven Times… Having had our son’s Finn and Charlie in the last few years, I can’t help but be reminded of how simple life is for small children.  Eat, sleep, have someone to love you and there’s your recipe for happiness.  Everything is simple, we’re not scarred by life’s challenges and we have…

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Mastering the Inner Game

For people that achieve their best in life it’s safe bet to say they’ve mastered their inner game. The voices inside their head that cast doubt, fear and an over- riding sense of you can’t do this. As human beings we’re all subject to this on differing levels. We’re emotional beings and that means we’re…

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Keep It Simple Stupid – Training Philosophy

When I started running and triathlon as a 19-year-old (only a few short years ago  ), I was fortunate enough to train with some very talented state and national representatives. The majority were ‘old school’ athletes who didn’t have the option to use the likes of GPS, power meters, heart rate monitors, and speed measuring devices.…

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Mark’s Next Challenge

We’ve spent the past year and bit in Scotland while I was the head coach for Triathlon Scotland. Now we find ourselves back in Australia we’ve decided to settle at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. A place where I’ve spent a lot of time as a visitor but never had the chance to call myself…

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Training For Triathlon On Your Own – Five Benefits

The COVID-19 crisis has meant that training with others has become a luxury we can’t afford to have.  Whilst it has been okay to train with one other person in Australia, training in groups has been a no go. And rightly so while we get on top of this pandemic. Now for many people it…

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Top 5 Tips When Making A Comeback To Triathlon

The COVID19 crisis has seen an increase in people exercising and hopefully making a comeback to triathlon.  Families out together on bike rides with bike shops doing a roaring trade, more people are running and generally it appears as though everyone is more grateful for the benefits of getting outdoors to train and exercise. My…

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How To Smash Your Triathlon Goals In 2020

It’s a New Year, a new decade and you’re motivated, inspired & pumped to make 2020 the year you smash your triathlon goals. Perhaps it’s to do your first triathlon, your first Ironman or even trying to qualify for Kona. But why is this year going to be different?

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