Archive for February, 2011

Distracted and Dancing

Monday, February 28th, 2011

D is for distractions. There are 2 types of distractions that bring athletes off their game and prevent them from getting into that state of flow (or zone) that creates great opportunities for success: internal distractions and external distractions. If you can develop some good habits around dealing with distractions you are one step closer […]

Day 3: the Letter C

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

I am starting to see how the need for Criteria developed, or how refining one’s topic can be helpful. Here I am on ‘C’ and I am already having inner debates on the relative merits of choosing terminology over names, and if I choose names do I choose past athletes and pioneers or current comrades? […]

Breaking the Mid-winter Doldrums Part 2: B

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

  B could get boring. Bike, base, brick. There has to be things more interesting and compelling about being an athlete than words on equipment and energy system training. By the way, the photo above: that’s me with my beautiful Blue bike at my recent Book launch. Boulogne-Billancourt. Bustling Business suburb of Paris, France. Summer […]

Breaking the Mid-Winter Doldrums

Friday, February 25th, 2011

The Athlete’s Alphabet Oh, the bleakness of Canada in mid February. Even Victoria is covered in a layer of crusty, icy snow and is buffeted by freezing winds.  It’s the time of year for training camps in Arizona for the lucky few, or a visit to the hair dresser for some sunny highlights.  The New […]

Peak Performance: Your Highest Achievement Possible

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

A path in sport is never a straight line. Training for triathlon is a veritable maze of conditioning for three sports, choosing equipment, and dealing with the unexpected and uncontrollable forces of racing against a thousand competitors in an unpredictable environment. Triathlon is a sport filled with dramatic ups and disconcerting downs, curveballs, injuries and […]