534385_10150692384377863_129999762862_9245209_1084323253_nEvery weekend, across the world, as we watch our fellow ordinary humans transform into Spartans as they conquer great endurance feats from the comfort of the sofa, remote in one hand, favorite sports channel snack in the other, we begin to dream up grandiose  plans of getting off the couch, running a marathon, maybe even doing an Ironman. Hey, if that guy can do it, why not me!

Unfortunately most of those dreams remain on the couch only to be dreamt all over again “next year”.

So how do you turn Monday morning into Day 1 of realising that dream – COMMIT TO A DEADLINE – and the best way to do this is to enter a race and pay your money! As much as we complain about ever increasing race entry fees, you certainly are way more committed once that entry confirmation arrives in your mailbox. Not to mention the many little reminder emails the organizers send of how close race day is that keep you on your toes (especially when they include photos and stories of how hard everyone else is apparently training!).

So in the next ad break, whip out your smartphone, browse to your local race calendar, put in those credit card details and press ‘ENTER’!

P.S. – For a little added pressure – stick your entry confirmation up next to your work computer and tell everyone!

Good Luck! Look out for more Victory tips each week.

Coach Kathleen


About Coach Kathleen

Coaching since 2004, I have coached both young and old athletes from those achieving provincial and national medals in track, biathlon and cross country to runners running their first ever half marathon or marathon. I am a specialist in youth coaching and my coaching philosophy is to not only help each athlete achieve their best with their athletic talent but to guide each athlete in developing character and transforming their lives beyond the track. As an athlete I have competed at high levels across all the running disciplines, track, road, cross country and trail running as well as internationally in triathlon. I have a personal best of 2 hours 45 min for the marathon and have twice been part of the winning ladies team in the AfricanX trail race. Qualifications IAAF Athletics Lecturer Level 3 Distance Running Coach SAQ Fundamental Movement Certificate Personal Running Performances
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