Hey guys! Happy New Year and welcome back to the blog. Hope you’ve had a great break and, like me, done some serious eating over the holiday period. But, it’s time to put the beer and Xmas pudding away and get back on the bike for 2015!
The big news is that the crew at 220 Triathlon mag have asked me to put together a series of articles on a bunch of different topics. I’m excited to have this opportunity and the articles will be appearing in the mag over the next few issues. So, keep an eye out for them.
To give you a bit of a heads-up, the first topic I’ll be looking at is a big one for all athletes – the relationship that they have with their coach. The research, and my own experience, shows that a strong athlete/coach relationship can be one of the keys, if not THE key factor when it comes to getting great results and lifting your game. I’m going to explore five different aspects of this relationship to see just what makes it tick and how to make it strong and productive. So, as I said, look out for that in 220 Triathlon.
As a bonus for you guys, I’ll also be posting some additional material on the topic here on the blog. Because I’m not limited by the magazine format, I can give you a little more background and a few more personal insights into the topics. For example, the blog article on the athlete/coach relationship is going to include a great little question and answer session with Gilesy (my coach Grant Giles). I’m going to ask him some probing questions and he’s going to lift the lid on what, how and why he does what he does when he trains me. Fascinating stuff!
So, that’s what’s coming up. Of course, there will be the usual blogs covering races, training and other interesting things that come to mind. Thanks again for your support in 2014 and I look forward to sharing 2015 with you. It’s going to be an awesome year!