- Darren Smith European Dsquad Tri Camp - Morzine, France 21 Jun 2013
- Tenerife Swim Faster Camp with Dan Bullock from Swim For Tri 15 Feb 2014
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Coaches Top Tip
- Try hard or perform well? Which is preferred for your brain surgeon? It's the same for athletes. Train for performance, not effort.
- In the spring you may begin to feel bullet-proof. Resist the temptation to leap tall buildings. Patience!
- The harder your hard workouts, the easier your easy ones.
- Want to be excellent? Everyone has the desire to excel; few have the will to make it happen.
- You can't make a tired muscle stronger. You can only improve its endurance.
- Being 100% healthy is more important than being 100% fit. Don't force it in the early stages of injury or illness. Back off.
- For the experienced athlete, intensity, not volume, is the key.
- I discover who I am when I race.
- Training your muscles is much more important than training your heart.
- Training is science. Racing is art.
- True champions win, but they also know how to lose.
- Swimmers, golfers and tennis players practice skills daily. Too many runners and cyclists just run and ride.
- Everyone has the will to win. It's the will to work that makes winners.
- The closer to your A-priority race the less important volume becomes and the more important intensity & duration become.
- Focus on the process, not the outcome.
- The 2 main elements of recovery are sleep and nutrition. Neglect either and recovery is prolonged.
- Whether you're a pro or novice, only 3 things can be changed in workouts: frequency (how often), intensity (how hard), duration (how long).
- When you come into top form you experience physical changes that border on astonishing.
- Do you accept setbacks as steps on the way to success or as signs you simply can't do it?
- Discipline: how important to you are nutrition, sleep, periodization, goal setting, sport skills, attitude, health, strength?
- What does it take to be mentally tough for sport? Dedication. Discipline. Confidence. Perseverance.
- The most common mistake athletes make? Not enough rest. Rest is when fitness happens.
- No dreams, no goals and no priorities means permanent mediocrity.
- The bigger your athletic goals, the more your lifestyle must be focused on achieving them.
- Most athletes don't get how important movement economy is. Most would go faster from improved economy than from improved VO2max.
- As you approach race day your training should become more like the race. This is the foundation of periodization.
- The common denominator for all of the best athletes I have known is a 'can-do' attitude.
- Four words are the keys to success for top performers: Just a little more.
- Good athletes don't become good by training randomly. You need a plan to achieve your goals and purpose for each workout.
- Do the least amount of most specific training at appropriate times that produces the desired results. All else is overtraining.
- I see many goals that are actually wishes - vague desires for grand achievements that are poorly defined. Clarity is needed for success.
- Recovery is just as important as a hard workout. Train hard. Rest harder.
- Racing is how I find out who I am, what my limits are, and how I can overcome them.
- Best way to improve running? Frequency. Most common cause of running injuries? Frequency.
- A hard workout only creates the potential for fitness. It's realized when you allow for recovery.
- Peak athletic success takes months and years, not hours and days. Be patient and train consistently.
- High frequency improves sport skill efficiency. High duration does the opposite.
- Consistent and moderate training are the keys to success in endurance sport.
- To run or climb faster remove excess weight, increase muscular power, or, preferably, both. It's hard to be fast dragging an anchor.
- 1 pound of excess fat costs roughly 1.5 watts on a climb and 2 seconds per mile when running a 10k.
- The fastest way to raise your VO2max is to lose excess weight.
- If you haven't changed your mind on how you train in 2 years, check your pulse. You may be dead.
- In order to find your limits, it is sometimes necessary to exceed them. But rarely.
Dan Bullock Pool & Open Water Workshops - New Edinburgh Dates
Tri Dynamic has teamed up once again with Elite Coach Dan Bullock from Swim For Tri to offer triathletes in Scotland a fantastic opportunity to work with the best triathlon swim coach in the UK. You will receive coaching and analysis of both your pool and open water swimming technique from Dan Bullock. There will be 2 x 1 day swim workshops to choose from on SAT 8th & SUN 9th September 2012. This is a fantastic way to prepare for your late season race or wrap up your season by learning new skills to take away and improve on over the winter months.
Dan Bullock is a National Open Water Champion, former 220 Triathlon Coach of the Year and ASA British Masters Champion who regularly swims under 18 minutes for a 1500m. He coaches Pro triathletes as well as helping hundreds of Age Groupers improve their swimming. Swim For Tri has already had 2 athletes qualify for Kona and one for Las Vegas this year.
This workshop is perfect if you are looking to step up your performance in your next race, either in a pool based or open water triathlon or swimming event. Places will be limited to just 15 athletes to ensure everyone gets as much attention as possible from Dan Bullock. Dan’s expert coaching and attention to detail on our Swim Faster Camp in sunny Tenerife last year resulted in massive improvements in efficiency and technique all round with one of our swimmers going on to knock over ¾ of an hour off her 10K Open Water Swim PB in her next race.
Edinburgh Pool & Open Water Swim Workshop with Dan Bullock – What’s included?
-Coaching from the UK’s top triathlon swim coach, Dan Bullock
-Videos of your swimming both underwater and on the surface
-Classroom session with individual video analysis of your technique and how to improve
-Opportunity to get back into the pool & apply what you have learned under Dan’s guidance
-Open water coaching from Dan Bullock covering swimming & racing in open water
-Your video footage sent to you after the event to review
SAT 8th & SUN 9th September- AM Session – Pool Workshop
Venue: Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH16 5BB
-08:15 for 08:30 start
-08:30-09:30 Briefing & Filming of the swimmers using under and overwater cameras
-09:45-11:15 Classroom session & review of each individual’s video footage
-11:30-12:30 Back in the pool to apply what you learnt in the classroom
SAT 8th & SUN 9th September PM Session – Open Water Workshop
Venue: Portobello Beach. Meet at Portobello Swim Centre, 57 Promenade, Edinburgh, EH15 2BS (limited parking)
-Athletes arrive at Portobello Beach changed into wetsuits at 13:45 for 14:00
-14:00-16:00 Open Water Clinic with Dan Bullock covering all aspects of open water racing from starts, and exits, wetsuit entry and exits, pack swimming, drafting, sighting. We’ll end the afternoon with a friendly race simulation to get you ready for your next triathlon!
Price: £150 (£145 for club members)
There are 2 days to choose from, SAT 8th & SUN 9th SEP 2012. Places are limited to just 15 participants, so early booking is advisable. Visit www.tridynamic.co.uk
Unique Opportunity to be coached by the Number 1 triathlon swim coach in the UK in both pool & open water.
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