Reflecting with a Winter Strategy

Reflecting with a Winter Strategy

Reflecting with a Winter Strategy Winter is coming! Dark, wet and wildly windy days and nights are here for the next few months and the thought of working from home, training from home and quite frankly spending all our time at home/ indoors is very unappealing for many. Despite the lack of a 2020 ‘season’ …

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Back on the Grass

Back on the Grass My feet may otherwise argue it’s good to be back on the grass – despite the squealing soles – it is good to be back coaching. Despite the need to improve my foot care game I’ve been using the lockdown period to consider my coaching attributes and seek ways to improve …

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Bigger, further, faster…

Bigger, further, faster… …only gives you the edges of the jigsaw.   I’m now terming 2020 as ‘Off-Season #2’. Much has been said of the imposed lockdown restrictions and mass cancellation/ postponement of events. Despite a lack of race belt use, there’s been a raft of creative and novel virtual events to get stuck into. Be …

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How to Avoid Lockdown Burn Out

How to Avoid Lockdown Burn Out How do you know when you’re approaching a state of being broken and burned out? Irritable? Constantly tired? Low concentration and motivation? There’s no doubt we have all suffered that sensation and typically it will come at a time 2 – 4 weeks out from an ‘A’ race of …

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Self-Reflection and Understanding how you ‘do’ as a Coach

Self-Reflection and Understanding how you ‘do’ as a Coach I’ll often be asked to review a session plan or to provide feedback on a session, something I am more than happy to do because I’m passionate about coaches and athletes collaborating in everything they do. But often, my first response before I review any session …

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Failure, Frustration & Finding Something To Do

Failure, Frustration & Finding Something To Do

Self-Reflection and Understanding how you ‘do’ as a Coach Pain, disappointment, change, appreciation and re-evaluation. It has certainly been an eventful 12 months. Sat in a breezeblock shelter by the sea in Thurso, Scotland, I was admittedly in tears. Not with the throbbing pain of my left knee but the immense disappointment and frustration when …

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