The end of september, traditional season runs to an end…but not here!
Hell no! A lot of big races around the world were taking place for our athletes! Ironman Hawaii was thé top-event for sure, but next to Hawaii Ironman Cozumel (MEX), Oceanlava Lanzarote (ESP), Duathlon Canterbury (GBR), Challenge Ixtap (Mex), Half Irondistance Bandol (France), Ironman Barcelona (Esp), Ironman Turkey , Half Irondistance Empuriabrava (Esp), Road Cyclingseason running to its end, European Cyclocrossseason in full speed and for sure Cross country running is on in this period.
It was a legendary period, with among the results 3Half Irondistance wins and several podium places! One of our athletes already realized a qualification for the Ironman70.3 World Championships!
While some athletes were still continuing their season, other athletes are already training towards 2016, goals are set. Racedates are written down in the agenda! On our groupsessions we could meet up with our motivated group of athletes, sometimes it’s an early wake up…but always worth it!
We had very exciting races, like in Kuurne Half marathon where one of our athletes was slightly outsprinted for the win with 1second! Racing hard and with determination is what our athletes did, till that white line! From 13th of january (Hannah-France) till 27th of december ( Tovar – New Zeeland) our athletes could get on the podium of races, motivation fur sure is a keyword.
The longer I coach athletes the more I realise how important it is to work with wise athletes, smart athletes, down to earth athletes, well motivated athletes and athletes with realistic dreams to chase. And it’s great to see our group of athletes grow smarter day to day. As I said to one of our athletes who tried the Arch to Arc challenge and was a bit stuck in the water…sometimes the chase is better than the catch…and if u don’t get the catch, go after another catch! Well, in 2016 he is, in 2017 he’s approaching an epic goal! But never give up chasing your goals. Learn to accept failure, but don’t crawl back in the corner. Accept and rebuild to rule all corners of the battlefield !
Some athletes really surprised me, not physically…but mentally! Others surprised me more physically and overgrew their own limits.
Train Smart, perform better,
and see u next year!