Tag: Fitness

What It Takes to Succeed – Reflections from Riding 450 km Over 4 Days

What It Takes to Succeed – Reflections from Riding 450 km Over 4 Days

In my last article, I described the three kinds of people that prepare for a race – whether in life or in sport. I realized that while I may have certain qualities from each of the three types, I learned what it really takes to succeed at a challenge may be totally different.  Last weekend I took part in the 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge organized by The First Group.…

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Lessons Learnt from the Unexpected- Show No Weakness Challenge with InnerFight

Lessons Learnt from the Unexpected- Show No Weakness Challenge with InnerFight

“I felt my fingers twitching, my body shaking, I felt like I needed to get out of the pit as quickly as possible and I didn’t see this coming.”  I’ve always been looking for the next adrenaline rush that would push my limits, and that’s primarily been through testing my physical fitness.  I’ve done ultra-running. I’ve done triathlons. I’ve thrown…

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How Endurance Sports is a Lot Like Life

How Endurance Sports is a Lot Like Life

If you’ve ever done any endurance sport, whether it is running, cycling or swimming, one thing is certain- that the results for your training do not come overnight.   The Nature of Endurance Sports  I took up running about 4 years ago in 2017, and until then most of my training was around CrossFit and weightlifting, where the results were more short-term: the…

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