Change, or admit defeat

If you can't change it, accept it. If you can't accept it, change it.  Pretty sure I've mentioned this quote before, it's one of my favs (colloquial term for favourites). It's one that I actually implement daily. A good example may be competition preparation, I will control every variable I can and ensure I have … Continue reading Change, or admit defeat

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Running is Mental

I doubt many of you saw me at the British trials indoors, but I was wearing a t-shirt that read “Running is Mental”. Now I can’t take all the credit, I didn’t design the t-shirt, I just bought it. Hopefully I get my act together soon and get the line of QA t-shirts rolling out … Continue reading Running is Mental

How to build a powerful triangle

A powerful decision this week by British Athletics with possible far-reaching consequences. The European Championship qualifying standards were released this week, and from the strictly myopic viewpoint of a pole vaulter I think its great news.2012I remember 2012 well, a home Olympics sitting close to the European Championships on the calendar meant that athletes were … Continue reading How to build a powerful triangle

Who decided breakfast was the most important meal of the day?

The most important meal I ask this question because (and I’m not going to add references here) most of the research I’ve read seems to be predominantly observational, so any time eating breakfast is associated with lower body fat levels you can’t really separate that from the fact that the same people who eat breakfast … Continue reading Who decided breakfast was the most important meal of the day?