It’s not I will believe it when I see it; instead it is you will see it when you believe it. Think about that while I step you through what I have come to learn as the process of people achieving their goals. What helps people get there and what has people falling short? Habits are king in our lives. From your morning ritual, to how or where you like to eat your dinner. These are what help us tick... Read more.
Balance. People throw this word around a lot. It’s an important factor to everything you do. So what is it? Let’s cut to the chase and just say from the start, balance is as individual as your hair colour or favorite food. It’s a term used so much to describe something so diverse that people tend to think there is a formula for it. If you keep things in ‘balance’ you will be happy. Now the last sentence is 100%... Read more.
What does it take to get what you want to achieve? I could write pages about how it is important to set goals, plan and know your strengths and weaknesses however the biggest and most important thing you can do is take action. Do it! Start the process and get the wheels in motion. Once you do that, you can start to build momentum. Once you start gaining momentum, things flow on and what may have been challenging at the... Read more.
Have you been in the position where you look at the task ahead and just get totally overwhelmed thinking “how can I get through this?” Then you actually start and after completing the first part you realise that you are going ok however you’re not yet half way. You get to half way and you’re not feeling too bad and finally the last part is a challenge, but nowhere near as bad as you had anticipated. Breaking things down into... Read more.
With pools closing in many parts of the world at the moment, we take a look at options that can be utilised to maintain your swim outside of the lap pool. We go through options in order of what will be most beneficial to maintain swim specific movement and strength. Whatever your situation I hope you can find the solutions to get what you can done. As we are saying in our group, find solutions, not excuses. 1. Open water swimming:... Read more.
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.