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Should you take out a professional triathlon card?

Training with younger athletes reminds me of my own struggle to find my way in sport early in my career (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth).  I remember balancing a zero budget, university studies, international travel and worried parents with my intense desire to progress in the sport.  Looking back, I never expected my career […]

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Mel’s Musings: Goal Setting Part Two

Goal Setting Part Two: Engaging the Process As published at http://triathlonmagazine.ca/uncategorized/goal-setting-part-two-engaging-the-process/     The first step in goal setting is to outline your Outcome Goals for the season which set out the desired performance result (see SMART goal setting).  If the Outcome Goals are broken down into a series of steps, then the journey towards success

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The Mental Aspects of Recovery

The Mental Aspects Of Recovery Note:  I wrote this article for Triathlete Magazine and it was recently republished on line at http://triathlon.competitor.com/2011/04/training/the-mental-aspects-of-recovery_26203 .  I think it is very appropriate for athletes who are in the midst of a busy time of year (pro athletes with a heavy schedule, amateurs with kids about to be let out

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Embrace Winter!

From www.womensadventuremagazine.com.  I contributed a couple quotes on this one… By Courtenay Johnson and Michelle Theall Remember snow days? No school. Snowmen. Fort fights. Sledding. You could be soaked to the bone with icicles hanging from your ears, and you’d still fight with your mom to let you stay out a little longer. Baldwin taps

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