*Picture credit: Nikita Loreggian, facebook As an athlete, race day nerves fly out the window as soon as the start gun goes off. Adrenalin kicks and then off we go. As a coach, race day nerves almost lasts 24 hours. You pitch up when transition opens. Nervously checking your phone for messages from within transition.
2020. The longest year in triathlon history. Littered with rescheduled races, cancelled races, new rules and restrictions for racing, masks, sanitisers, lockdowns, curfews, training limitations, no refunds, partial refunds, frustration, uncertainty and fear. Covid-19 came like a thief in the night and turned the whole world upside down. If you were not affected by this,
IRONMAN South Africa was a humbling one for me, not only as an athlete but also as a coach. I made rookie mistakes that will make you cringe and suffered at the back of the pack. BUT, I am writing this one up as an experience that will make me a better coach. Why you
Picture by Cathy Nguyen (love the shoes!) During a recent conversation with a woman at the gym, both of us suffering on spin bikes, I had a real eye opener about how women perceive themselves in the world of endurance sport. While spinning away, we traded stories about what we do and after mentioning that