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Knowing When to Quit and When to Grit

By Mark | Aug 7, 2022

Am I being soft or is my body telling me I need to rest?  Our mind can play havoc on us if we let it.  And despite what it might appear like on the surface we all have negative self-talk. It’s part of being human. When we do hard things such as endurance sport and…

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Breaking Through

By Clark | Jul 25, 2022

Come Easter Time 2022 I was done with COVID, lock downs, events being cancelled and was starting to question my purpose as an athlete and a coach. The economy was taking a beating and our own communities were being torn apart due to the current state of play. No events being held, people isolating and…

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Defining Success

By Mark | May 16, 2022

In a World dominated by numbers, wins, losses, outcomes and at worst comparing ourselves to others, how should we define success?  Especially in endurance sport, where our finishing time is often used as the sole metric to define success. It’s a natural thing to set a time goal for a race we want to do.…

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Why we need to try something new

By Mark | Apr 20, 2022

In conversations recently with different athletes about the cancellation of events, it’s been interesting to reflect on how people approach things outside of their control.  And the cancellation of events certainly falls into that category. In my previous blog I wrote about motivation  I thought it prudent to follow up with something that is…

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Where has my motivation gone?

By Mark | Apr 11, 2022

What do you do when the event you have been training for gets cancelled?  You have worked towards this event for the best part of 12 months and then for reasons outside of your control, it’s cancelled. This has been the scenario for everyone that was scheduled to do Ironman New Zealand recently.  COVID and…

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Confession Time

By Mark | Nov 11, 2021

After my last blog post – The 10 commandments of endurance training I thought it was time to make a confession! Earlier this week I wasn’t able to coach my squad sessions for a couple of days. I said I wasn’t feeling well. Physically I was fine, in fact I had a couple of…

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The 10 Commandments of Endurance Training

By Mark | Oct 21, 2021

The 10 commandments in the Bible tells us what we should not do, such as though shall not steal. The same applies to endurance training. There are some things that we should avoid, a 10 commandments of endurance training. By following these 10 commandments of endurance training I can’t promise you’ll be cleansed of your…

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World Mental Health Day

By Mark | Oct 12, 2021

October 10th was World Mental Health Day.  With incidences of depression, suicide and mental illness on the increase I believe it is important that we do all we can to remove the stigma around mental illness and share personal stories. As someone who suffers from depression and as recently as last year couldn’t see a…

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The Seven Phases of Heart Rate Training

By Mark | Sep 27, 2021

This blog post is written by Tucker Goodrich who has blog site called Yelling Stop. So you’ve decided to start heart-rate training (HRT). Congratulations! Or you’ve been training and you’ve hit a rough patch, and need a little encouragement. Since I discovered it through the work of Dr. Phil Maffetone several years ago I have enjoyed…

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Success = Process, Process, Process

By Mark | Sep 21, 2021

Something I repeat to the athletes I coach is to focus on the process.  Be present in the moment and put your energies into what you are doing at the time and the details around that.  Let the outcome take care of itself which will happen if you follow a process. In a World where…

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Junior Runners

Junior Runners & The Infinite Game

By Mark | Sep 7, 2021

Why employing a long term sustainable approach is the key to success for junior runners and athletes in endurance sports.

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Your First Triathlon

By Suzanne | Sep 1, 2021

For many newcomers, their first triathlon can be a daunting ambition, with the notion that excessive time and money needs to be spent to achieve it. Read on as we tell you this is absolutely not true, and share with you actionable goals to help you achieve your first event.

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