• Achieve your goals

    SMART Goal Setting

    Setting a Goal Defining a goal should always be the first step. Whether the goal is to finish a race, run 5km continuously, or even getting a job, using S.M.A.R.T. goals is a key factor to success. S.M.A.R.T goals stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. Working through this process provides clarity around your goal. I’ll expand on the acronym. Specific What specifically do you want to achieve? The clearer and more well-defined your goal is, the greater the rate of success. Consider the five “W” questions: Who is involved in this goal? What do I want to accomplish? Where is this goal to be achieved? When do I want to achieve this goal? Why do…

  • Training

    Rules of Engagement (Training)

    Setting a Goal Determining what your goal is for being active, can play a fundamental role in you achieving what you set out to do. Aimlessly training is one way to lose the enthusiasm to get off the couch and be active. However, by having a goal it gives you a why for those times when you may not feel like training, or when a session challenges you. Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you. – Unknown –  Select the Right Intensity Once we have a goal we are working towards, there can then be a tendency to smash yourself. You work harder…

  • Race reports

    Taupo 70.3 Race Report

    A week after western Sydney 70.3 I was getting excited by the prospect of racing at Taupo the following week. A fever on Sunday just 6 days out started to change that. I was still hopeful to recover but as the days evaporated, and only 2 sleeps till race day, I was fearful about even being able to finish let alone race. Thank God my stomach somewhat settled on the penultimate race day. A diet of New Zealand honey (yum!) and bread was all I dared eat, different to my normal carb load. I tried to not overdo it on the food, else it brings on the discomfort I’d been…

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