A courageous and very honest piece on managing anxiety.
In need of a great soft tissue therapist go and see Tracy 👏😁
The man who with a committed team changed the mindset of a generation of endurance athletes in one amazing race. There are few individuals that create such an impact on the future of their sport. Thank you Sir Roger.
It’s been a while since I was on the other end of a VO2 Bike test. Yep, felt just like I remember it 😝
Today got a number of tests on my heart as part of an interesting and hopefully insightful study on Master (read oldish and older😁) endurance athletes up at St.... George’s Hospital in London. Interesting to listen to the cardiologists and what they are looking for compared to what coaches look for in performance. 2 more trips to different London Hospitals over the next few months for more tests to complete the study. Pleased to be involved and learn more about what goes on in our hearts as endurance athletes age.
Great thoughtful piece from Andy Kirkland
Sound advice, worth reading, self control is the key!
People ask us all the time about nutrition as it relates to sport, health and what we eat in general. I guess they ask me because I'm skinny. At six foot tall (...ok 5'11 3/4") and usually hovering at around 68 kilos I probably look like I know what I'm doing food wise. It's very important to note that I'm not a nutritionist, neither of us are for that matter but I guess we have found what works. [ 2,015 more words ]
This article focuses on Matt’s decisions on his racing weight, this is interesting. The subject matter of food/ eating for performance can sometimes lose the underlying message which is about rational decision making and having perspective.
Already-lean endurance athletes can get even leaner in a healthy way that elevates performance. The key is to be RATIONAL about it:
Lots of similarities here with Military service personnel, the sports governing bodies and the individual athletes need to pay much more attention to this in preparing for life after performance sport. Retirement from elite level sport is inevitable, more often than not, its not a choice so it must be part of an athletes career plan.