What time does training start?

10am when you arrive at the track? 9am when you do your visualisation to maximise todays session? 8.30am when you eat the appropriate fuel for the session? 8am, when you get up with enough time to be 100% ready for your session? 10.30pm as you go to bed with enough time to get a good … Continue reading What time does training start?

Why a cheetah doesn’t need to warm-up

My first ever post using just my phone, expect more than the average miss-spellings. Apologies in advance. A concept that keeps popping up to me recently is one put forward by Dr Bruce Ames which has been coined 'Triage theory' in relation to diet and micro-nutrients. This has actually been around since 2006 but seems … Continue reading Why a cheetah doesn’t need to warm-up

Luck, the uncontrolled variable

Eggs I went to the market the other day, trying to get some extra large, extra delicious farm fresh eggs (the extra large ones have a 72% greater probability of being double yolkers, true fact). The market runs from 9.30am till 1pm. I arrived at 12.30pm and they only had large ones left. This was … Continue reading Luck, the uncontrolled variable

Cooking Athletes in Near Boiling Water

Its such a dirty word around the athletics track, but I’m going to say it. Please, if you have young children, don't let them read the following sentence. I’ve been coaching a group of athletes for over a week now, and I’ve already had three athletes poached off me! The P word I’d barely finished … Continue reading Cooking Athletes in Near Boiling Water

Cheating is Bad

When I tell people that I enjoy watching documentaries, they laugh at me. A really good documentary though, a truthful and honest examination of a certain facet of the human condition. Its factual (or some of it is), and the skill of the documentary maker to coax a story out of the real-life events. I … Continue reading Cheating is Bad