Monthly Archives: January 2014

To Coach Or Not To Coach – My Rambling Thoughts…

The original intention of this post was to talk about why I don’t use a coach. It’s actually more of a ramble about how I train and why I’m not using a coach… I was introduced into triathlon in 2007 when I entered a sprint triathlon organised by a local triathlon club. I’d bought a 10 quid tri-suit from Aldi …

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Why I Didn’t Get a Coach

“We make our decisions, and then our decisions turn around and make us.” ― F.W. Boreham Shortly after waking up on the first morning in Kona last October, I knew I wanted to come back to do the race again. On the day I left, with the race behind me, I still wanted to come back. But qualifying for Kona …

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One Size Fits None

I’d like to kick off a series of articles on coaching. If you’re looking to go from the middle to the front of the pack in triathlon, then coaching is probably a topic you’ve discussed and thought about numerous times. In my opinion, triathlon is unique in the percentage of age groupers that hire a coach; it never once occurred …

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Process versus Goal

Many thanks to Neil Scholes from Kinetic Revolution for re-writing an article he has published there for the Buccaneer Tri Team site. After reading the original article (part 1 here) I thought that this applies very well to the “goal” of qualifying for Kona. I publically stated “I’m going to qualify for Kona” and have had two separate attempts where I’ve …

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If consistency is not THE key…then what is?

Great.  So we’re near the end of the journey.  Consistency is definitely a key constituent but not THE key.  Knowing enough to improve your swim is important.  Knowing enough to improve your bike is important.  Being a good enough runner is important…but so far putting them together hasn’t resulted in what we’re looking for. It’s okay, I can hear you …

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3 Simple Steps To Achieving Consistent Underachievement

Part three of a piece on triathlon.  No surprises with what we come to after we’ve swum and we’ve biked.  Hopefully a transition without many bikes in it if we’ve applied the lessons learnt the hard way so far. Great.  My strongest discipline.  If I have background it is in running.  If I list my PBs across all disciplines the …

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