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2020… A recipe.

By |2020-12-31T21:47:18+00:00December 31st, 2020|Coach's Corner|

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,

Trimester 3 – Running to the finish line.

By |2021-01-08T20:02:18+00:00September 13th, 2019|Coach's Corner|

"I made it!". Usually the first thought I have when reaching that mount/dismount line after the bike leg of a triathlon. The thought of getting out of the saddle and stretching my legs and back properly after 180km's on the bike is something to look forward to, even if it means that next up is

Trimester 2: The Bike – Now we are talking…

By |2019-08-15T08:57:31+00:00August 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Ok, so the vomiting finally ceased at about 15 weeks. I made a note in my diary about it. It literally says "You felt like crap for 15 weeks, rethink child no 2". I have officially moved into the second trimester in the creation of Coach Junior (Ok, so while writing this, I am technically

What to Expect when you are not Expecting to Expect…

By |2019-06-13T13:19:39+00:00June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

So my 2019 racing season did not really pan out as I was hoping or training for. End of 2018 I won my age group provincially and was training to compete on national level early the following year. I was excited because I had a new training focus for 2019. Then Coach Junior happened.... Supporter

Infinitude Training Camp 2018

By |2020-12-31T21:46:22+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Coach's Corner|

The Infinitude Coaching Tribe at Nduna Lodge.Front: Gerard Hung, Estelle Gilbert, Pieter BadenhorstBack: Louise Strydom (Coach), Jacky van Heerden, San-Mari Badenhorst, Carin Badenhorst, Andrew Crocker, Jarryd Irvine (Coach)Photographer: Andre van Heerden Our triathlon season is from September to June, so most of my athletes have to train over December holidays anyway, so why not get

When the swim gets cancelled

By |2018-09-17T09:48:01+00:00September 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

I love to race on familiar courses. Triathlon events in my country is limited, so if you plan your races well, you should be able to do 90% of the races offered in less than three years. I would love to say that I have done most of these, but after debit order day (which


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