Entries by Musty

Navigating Early Season Races

There’s been some great racing from my Tri Squad over the last few weeks. Here’s a few thoughts to help them (and you) to navigate their(your) way through races and the early part of the race season.  1.       Most important of all: take the time and opportunity to be proud and pleased with having done […]

Racing Tough – 2 Forgotten Principles

With race season now upon us and my athletes racing almost every weekend over the coming months I’ve been thinking about some of the principles that define the phrase “Racing Tough”. The picture above captures a few of the important principles but I think there are a couple of equally important principles of “racing tough” that […]

London Marathon Recap

With the dust just about settled on another London Marathon, its an apt time to reflect on what still remains one of my favourite races from the many races I competed in. And what a race it was this year for all competitors, including my two S4F Squad Members Gerry and Ali. As their coach […]

Ashridge Standard Distance Duathlon – 26 Feb 2017

First of all many thanks to our sponsors: Precision hydration and Naked Runner. Some great racing by the squad at the Active Training World Ashridge Duathlon today. Over a tough 10k/44k/5k course everyone finished strongly. Early season races are always tough but great to get the season started. Plenty of hard work to come before […]

Goals for the New Year

It’s party time at the moment as everyone moves from Christmas partying to new years eve partying. It’s also that time of year when people set themselves new year’s resolutions with plans to achieve amazing things. Unfortunately most of these new years resolutions survive as long as the many balloons that we find ourselves dancing […]

November Good Reads

1. First pick is a great article on how focusing on the process rather than the goal itself is the best way of achieving any challenging goal: “this mind-set lends itself to presence, which she defines as the ability to be in the moment, confident but not arrogant.”: http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/08/why-having-big-goals-can-backfire.html   2.  My favourite piece of […]

Kerry’s First Sprint Tri(Du)

Eton Dorney Srint Tri – 18 Sept 2016 My 1st sprint triathlon came at the end of a very stressful week at work. I am a teacher in a special school for children with profound disabilities and complex health needs.I love my job but sometimes it breaks my heart, like this week, when heaven acquired […]

Gerry’s 2016 Vitruvian Race Report

The GB Half Ironman Championships it was an early start. The alarm went off at 0330. First thought was ‘how fresh do I feel’ from the devil on my shoulder, counteracted by a more calming ‘give yourself a chance to wake up!’. Normal routine, downstairs, cup of tea! It was still pitch dark! I could […]