Michael talks about the year ahead and what's happening at MEC. We have some exciting programs starting New coaches joining the team Same ethos 'Building athletes, building people'
Everything we do at MEC is about building individuals towards their best self in and out of sport. Having coaches and a strong group environment helps build people and athletes to create a new normal. We use endurance sport and triathlon as the catalysts for people to achieve and be their best. Starting this season we will be offering two new programs for both junior athletes and beginners to triathlon. We have new coaches starting which will bring new opportunities for... Read more.
Cairns Ironman always attracts a contingent of MEC athletes and this year did not disappoint with a total of 9 racing. What better place to push your body and for many the race itself is more pleasant than dealing with the cold Melbourne winter. Chris White has spent the last 2 years showing that whilst running may be his forte, he is more than capable of swimming and riding also. He made the most of his return to ironman after... Read more.
Locally in Melbourne Chris White and Adrian Polidano hit the Princess Park trail for what may be the last time in a while with this being the last official event of one of the staples of the Melbourne running calendar. Both took the overall win with Chris in the half marathon and Adrian in the 10k. A good training hit out with both gents in preparations for events coming up in the... Read more.
It’s a busy time in the MEC camp with a number of athletes hitting the pointy end of their Cairns preparations as well as two very strong and unique athletes taking on the Ultraman in Noosa. Now I’m not singing before it is over, as both the UM crew and Cairns athletes still have work to be done. What can be noted now though without questions is that it is at these points in events and training where things... Read more.
MEC had athletes racing in Port Macquarie across both half and full iron distances as well as in Melbourne over the weekend. With the overarching goal of completing 3x Ironmans in 2019 and the first being Port Mac things got interesting for David Lloyd when just over a month out from race day he needed to go in for surgery to clean up some cartilage in his knee. True to his character though he still wished to get the 3x... Read more.
It is a local favourite for Melbourne triathletes to close out the summer season of racing with the long course option on their doorstep. The MEC crew were out in force over the weekend and whilst all those racing were in varying stages of their respective seasons, what was most impressive is the diversity of how each athlete goes about preparing for their race showing that being adaptable to include training as part of a lifestyle doesn’t mean skimping on... Read more.
2018 in Review It was a big year for many in the MEC squad and I very much enjoyed sitting back and looking over the results achieved an photos from 2018. This was the 3rd year for MEC which considering how short a period of time the group has been around the depth of results produced, the camaraderie between athletes by pushing each other to be better as well as picking each other up after the lows suggest a well... Read more.
“Rule 1: The actions of confidence come first; the feelings of confidence come later.” - Russ Harris How can you ever really know you are able of achieving something until the moment that you achieve it? You can’t. You cannot know in certainty. You can believe it, learn about it, acquire the knowledge that will provide you with an educated guess. Nothing is permanent until it is. Avoiding things that make us uncomfortable is a natural. It keeps us safe.... Read more.
Over a few conversations I’ve had recently with athletes the question has come up about particular data that can be used in training or racing and if it would be beneficial for the athlete to use it. In one of the conversations I used a metaphor that seemed to sit well and make sense to the athlete and so thought it useful to share. The metaphor was about having the ability to freehand draw rather than using tracing paper or... Read more.