Training was going amazing, and then I had a ridiculous nerve issue which caused me pain in my foot. I missed two running sessions and a pole vault session. Just when everything was going so well. Then, on top of that the first pole vault session back I broke a pole didn’t I? This caused … Continue reading Give me a break!
As exam time sweeps around yet again, both athletes and coaches are familiar with the customary drop in performance that comes with this bi-annual event. Stress is stress, and the body can only handle so much in its tea cup before it overflows everywhere causing a real mess to all the preparations gone beforehand. Let … Continue reading How should athletes study?
Watch any motivational video on youtube and the question usually posed is “How much do you want it?”. This is usually reinforced by a sexily cut montage of either epic performances or the really tough work-outs that led to these performances. But I ask you this question, of all the athletes who give up their … Continue reading When do you want it?
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
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