Belief in Human Potential

Very well put across !

You can’t control the uncontrollable, so don’t waste tears trying.

That was probably the most valuable piece of information I walked away with following the running symposium I attended this weekend at Burnaby’s Fortius Sport and Health Centre.

Sports psychologist David Cox (who works with the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Canadian Olympic snowboarding team) had just 20 minutes to share his expertise in getting the mind ready for race day. He didn’t waste any time. Talking a mile a minute and frantically chicken scratching notes on the whiteboard he spewed out key words: Confidence. Belief. Self Efficacy. He threw his hands up at negative pressure, he slapped outcome goals in the face, he weighed the cancer of extrinsic values to the reward of intrinsic.

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As runners, we are so hung up on times, on the “brutal” win-or-lose mentality. But why not invest more on our performance goals, those things that…

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Good Read,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

A Runner's Guide

One of the major buzz phrases in sports psychology right now is the need to “be a process-driven athlete” as opposed to “results-driven”.

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The results-focused athlete enters a match or race thinking about winning or achieving a desired time. It’s a good competitive attitude but can actually cloud our judgement when it comes down to doing the things that make us successful in the first place.

Take the pre-2011 All Blacks.

Most New Zealanders will remember sitting through Rugby World Cup after Rugby World Cup in which we were the favourites, only to choke in the finals. In those heart-breaking games the All Blacks looked like they had the end result at the forefront of their minds while the process of how to get there was left fighting for attention. Unimaginative plays, poor defence, lack of team work, low work rate, these were all characteristics of the All Black’s game…

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Very well said !

Thanks for sharing your thoughts !

Enduring Change: Thrive, Don't Just Survive!

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman.

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Do you enjoy trying new things? If so, I am guessing you are somewhat adventurous and I commend you for that! Now, let me ask a more specific question. Do you remember the first time your tried to ride a bike? What about the first time you tried to swim? What happened, were you any good that very first time? Of course not, there are very few things in life that we try one time and experience immediate success.

Think about that for just a second..you are great at what you do today because somewhere along the way you added tenacity to “trying.” With each attempt, you gained confidence and your confidence guided your effort to the point when you became relentless!

I guess I am a bit biased but I believe with all my heart that triathlon is the best sport…

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ImageHi Friends,

It went off so smooth, we never realized when it was over; thanks to all the participants, volunteers and spectators which made the event.  With an addition of Olympic Distance and moving the Triathlon to Open Waters to outskirts of the city, we were little apprehensive about the participation as many had fear of Open waters, few had apprehensions about cleanliness of water etc etc, but having tested the water and arranging for Practice Swim a week earlier removed all apprehensions and to our surprise it became an International Event. We had participants from Scotland, Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada,  Israel and others apart from Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Satara, Bangalore and many other places across India.

Event had three categories for Men and Women – Olympic Distance, Sprint and Novice. Youngest participant was 11 years old – Master Rohit Dewal, who cut the cake at the Finish line to celebrate the event.

Though the route for cycling and Running went through hills and made it a tough course, testing everyone’s endurance; everyone enjoyed the ride and had satisfaction on their faces at the Finish.

Potential always existed here but for the platform and opportunity. We look forward to take participants to new heights when it comes to next event… Await announcement !

Happy Swimming – Cycling – Running !

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Giving up is not an Option!

The Rust2Iron Project

It’s one thing to have a dream, but to endure through the battle of getting there is the true test. The ups and downs are like navigating a roller coaster through the dark, and every twist and turn, upside down and right side up are completely unpredictable. I am only three weeks into this year’s training and I’ve already been through enough ups and downs to last the entire season. I have shed 30 seconds off my 800 TT’s in the pool, for the first time ever I have found rhythm in my running, and my legs have never felt more powerful on the bike. But in my success I have also found failure. A rocky start to the New Year has thrown me in a tail spin of self doubt where I have questioned every aspect of… well, every thing. There have been sleepless nights, confusion, indecisiveness, and I…

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For Nicole Truxes, a professional triathlete from Tempe, Arizona, triathlon training is a way of life. The 23-year-old entered the world of triathlon during her freshman year at the University of Arizona. She wanted something to replace swimming since she wasn’t swimming at the college level. Truxes joined TriCats, U…

Don’t Stop Believin’

Well said ! Very true!

Angie's Excellent Adventures

old_me Several days ago, I passed a younger man (mid-30’s if I were to guess) during my run.  He was jogging on the path in the same direction as me, but I was in the last mile of a fast interval set, so I was moving quickly (for me).

As I passed him, he asked, “What are you training for?”

Without much thought I said, “An Ironman.”

He shook his head, laughed, wished me luck and that was that.

It occurred to me that I get A LOT of head shakes and giggles when I share my goal with folks.

Shoot, I still shake my head and laugh at myself half the time!  It’s such a crazy goal – so far beyond ANYTHING I have ever done before.

And I know there are those people who don’t believe I will actually do it – plenty of them.

It’s one thing to…

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