I did promise you a follow-up to last weeks’ article, More is Not Better, in which I shared with you the experience of my life grinding to a halt within a mere few days, how I managed to salvage my work and health, and my subsequent epiphany about my current MO – and the realization that it was beyond time for a new one! Well, here it is. I will show you what I did to change my life so that I actually ENJOY each day, whilst still being productive and achieving my goals. Sounds like a win-win doesn’t it? It is. Here’s why.

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Well here we are, at the beginning of another triathlon season. No doubt you’ve spent the winter months plotting and planning your races for the 2018/2019 season, and I’m sure that you’ve also thrown a few big ones in there for good measure – just to really challenge yourself. The next step was likely signing up to a training squad or signing on for a new program with your coach; after all, you need the plan to get there, right? So, you’re on track – races entered, coach onboard and squad to train with, awesome!

Now let me ask you this – how many of you thought about additional support strategies to help you achieve your goals this season? Perhaps one that sprang to mind is recovery; what the best strategies are, how to utilise them daily and weekly to remain healthy, energized and primed for each day’s training, how to get the most from each session. Yes? I thought so.

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With the start of the new year came some new goals…fresh for 2018!

This year, I will be creating and sharing more content with the triathlon and endurance sport community (and the sports community at large!), to help athletes to get the most out of their training sessions, optimise their recovery and supportive strategies, overcome the challenges of training and daily life, to ultimately maximise their performance on race day!

To kick things off, I have developed a FREE webinar that outlines the 3 most common mistakes triathletes make in training that decrease race day performance, delving into the science behind why these behaviours are so detrimental, and ways to eliminate them using some simple practical strategies, so you can get back on track and start maximising your performance today.

If you are an athlete stuck in the repetitive cycle of poor performance, training hard but not seeing any results, sick and tired of bombing at each race, then this webinar is definitely for you!

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And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for more content coming soon!

This question may seem a bit out of the ordinary to some people, since our days are increasingly filled with productivity hacks to get the most out of our working hours and achieve all the tasks assigned to us and more. We have things to accomplish, right? A clear workload and jobs laid out that are our responsibility to get done. So we work hard, following the processes, and after hours of hard labour and focused attention–voilà!–task complete! Usually this is followed by a self-congratulatory back slap, feather ruffle, and a great sense of pride and accomplishment.

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This is a shout out to all endurance athletes!

I kindly ask for your help in providing me with some insights into the sport science services that would be most valuable to you to optimally support your training and racing – whether you’re at the pro level or an everyday athlete out there to beat some PBs. What would help you to make this happen? Read More

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For the non-triathletes of the world, next Saturday 14 October 2017, the world’s fittest, strongest, toughest and most dedicated athletes will converge on the Big Island of Hawaii, swimming, biking and running their way through the lava fields of Kona. Pro athletes, age groupers, young and old – the mother of all triathlon races welcomes all who are brave enough to try and conquer her! (And of course, who have put in the hard yards of training for months–even years!–just to qualify and have the pleasure of pushing themselves to their limits, in the hopes of overcoming this epic challenge.

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I listened to an excellent episode of the Virgin Disruptors podcast yesterday, and the closing remarks from the host Holly Ransom really got me thinking about the course of my own career. The episode was on the theme of Purpose, and listening to the panel of young entrepreneurial disruptors speak with Richard Branson about how they’re pushing the boundaries of their respective industries was incredibly inspiring. A very interesting point made by one disruptor was that if she had known in the beginning how much work it would be and the sacrifices she would have to make to float her business, she probably wouldn’t have started at all. And this is absolutely true. Read More

As promised, my blog series on How To Support A Champion continues, with Part 2 bringing you the interview with the books’ author Dr Steve Ingham. Read More

** Available now on Blurb in eBook or PDF format **

Well here it is! My first eBook. I guess that makes me an author, as well as a scientist…but please, don’t let that put you off from reading it! Read More

If you are a sport scientist, applied practitioner, sports medicine professional, coach, athlete or any other human interested in sports and capable of using Twitter and LinkedIn, you would have been hard pressed to miss the hype surrounding the recent release of Dr Steve Ingham’s new (and first) book, “How To Support A Champion: The Art Of Applying Science To The Elite Athlete”. And for good reason. Read More

Isn’t it funny, how sometimes the greatest ideas stem from what are seemingly innocuous conversations at the time? This happened to myself and my coaching colleague this time last year, when a conversation on pool deck with Guennadi Touretski, led to a discussion around the idea of race modelling. The surprising thing about race modelling is, although we know it’s an incredibly important aspect for competition and training, there is no commercially available program to do this. Crazy, right? That’s what we thought. Read More

New Year, Same You

I have spent quite some time recently exploring the concept of professional identity and what it actually means. During this process I came across some really interesting concepts during the countless hours I spent poring over seminars, leadership summits, self-development readings and the rest, that made me take a closer look at myself and my philosophies. For starters, what were they?? Read More

New Year’s Intentions

The start of a new year – welcome! I admit I’m not actually sure what happened to 2015, but there you have it. 2016. It’s at this time that most of us sit down with notebooks, pens, iPads, iPhones, dictaphones, tape recorders and the like to list out our New Year’s Resolutions!” with such gusto and anticipation, only to have forgotten them by Easter. So this year, it is my resolution not to make resolutions, and to make intentions instead. Read More