Have you entered an event and then said, “OMG I don’t think I do it”? This is more common than you think, when a new athlete joins me and suffers from this anxiety, I treat it as more of “I don’t know how I’m going to do it, but I’ll find out”. The great thing about entering an event outside your comfort zone is that you will finish because mentally you are prepared to finish!
Today it’s easier than ever before to start a small Business, some can be done alongside your current occupation. All you need is an idea and a tonne of passion and commitment. Although its easier to get started, there is still a lot of hard work ahead.
The world of Business today has evolved an incredible amount and is more cost effective than before. The coaching business I started in 2008, was exciting and challenging. My new launch of Coach Craig Moore in 2017 is
Recently I had a conversation with someone who plays rugby and basketball but wants to target an Ironman. Awesome, I said, how are you going to fit in your training? “I’m not sure”, was the reply, “I’m struggling to get things going”.
Getting started can be daunting at times no matter your sport, exercise regime or target event. Hands up those who love pre-season training?? Not many hands! Sometimes the thought of getting off the couch and doing some exercise is overwhelming so I thought I’d post a few of my strategies and thoughts below, I hope this is helpful!?
The last weekend in June I organised another Swim Smooth weekend with New Zealand Swim Smooth coach Russell Smith from Hamilton. What an awesome weekend of swimming and learning. The morning was spent videoing and then analysing the video’s and the afternoon we were in the water correcting technique. It’s not often that you come across someone who has a great way with people and an awesome ability to coach. So while driving to the Sunday session I asked Russell a few questions about some of the things he had seen on Saturday.
Another year has gone by and things have been very busy on the Tri-Planet front. I’ve been doing a lot of work with athletes on swim and run technique, keep an eye on the website and Facebook next year for useful pieces of information that will really help you. I’ve also had the privilege of helping with the TriNZ High Performance Junior South Island development weekend as well coaching and training the juniors for the Canterbury Triathlon Club.
Happy New Year everyone. Now that the festive season is behind us and the reality of being back at work has hit home, we tend to reflect on the last year or look towards the new year.
A lot of people have made New Years Resolutions but how many of us actually follow through with them?? We make that first initial step to say “I want to change or dosomething” and sometimes thats are far as we get. Most people tend to look towards improving their health and why wouldn’t you it's the most important one but the least important on your list of priorities! How often do you say to yourself, I should check to see what I’m eating and make sure I’m getting enough fluids. I bet you never say i should book myself in for a full medical and make sure my health is in order!
Winter is without a doubt the most difficult time of year to train. Not only do you have limited hours of light and sometimes freezing cold weather but motivation is also hard to maintain! It’s easy to say “It’s raining I’m not training”, or “It’s too cold”.
Why not start here! For everyone it’s different, but I find goal setting the easiest way to maintain motivation, races certainly help with this. If there are no races then plan your training with a few swim, bike or run time-trials each month.
I've had a lot of people ask me about nutrition in recent months so Tri-Planet has teamed up with NutriFit to bring to you a Nutrition Workshop that will help improve your diet and understanding of nutrition. I have used the Nutrifit principles and meal plans and find these easy to use and easy to maintain. Before using the Nutrifit principles I was training twice a day and couldn't work out why I wasn't loosing weight. What I realised was that I had my diet and eating regime completely wrong. I was eating the wrong type of food at the wrong time of day, doh!