The Registrations are open for this years TOWNSMAN event, see some of the finishers here from last year. Its a great event 3 Challenges over 3 Days culminationg in the Townsville Running Festival - The entry to the running festival is included in the price! how good is that! Also for our finishers we invite you for a social BBQ after the event, so we can here your stories. So grab ya mates and give it a kick . You can register here
If you have any questions jut drop us a line check our web site here first it might have the answers you need.
With the World Championships behind us and many races this year - it's a good time for all of us to reflect on what you have achieved and how you achieved it - but why should we do that? Well let's have a look at a little of the psychology of setting and achieving goals.
We live in an age where goals are king. Our societies tell us that setting and achieving them is just the only way to lead a fulfilling life, and thus the only way to be truly happy, but that we also need to enjoy the process in between — the “journey,” they call it.
Just do it
It’s a pervasive phenomenon and it affects how we feel about the success of ourselves and others (or lack thereof), and about how we approach life itself. “Work Hard, Dream Big,” as Nike says. “Just Do It.”
But what happens after an event one that you have been training for, for so long? When I finish a race I say to myself what am I gonna do next? I’ve reach one stage, and so what is the next peak experience in my life?'”
We are now open for memberships under Triathlon Australia! A limited number of places are available for adult and junior triathletes who want to work towards their #trigoals in a supportive and progressive environment.
Have you ever wondered how you manage to get through a particularly stressful period – whether it’s an intense deadline at work, final exams in school or a spate of holiday houseguests – only to get sick after the stress has lifted?
Well it’s the same for taper in to big events many people will taper too much and become sick from inactivity, because this makes the immune system venerable so it’s important to keep going through the taper, back off the distance for sure but you can increase the intensity levels, to “Tick Over”’
While this is not new, it is not fully understood by many, probably because the immune system is so complex. First, psychological stress is associated with mobilisation of our white blood cells. In addition, elevated cortisol also contributes to immune balance, up-regulating some inflammatory cytokines and down-regulating others, resulting in a scenario where white blood cells, our key defence mechanism, are unable to be fully effective in defending the body fr...
We have found that having a race plan is an essential element for any race to be successful. So many people just simply don't think to have one and then fail to execute. The race plan can be as simple or as detailed as you like and it's designed to keep you focused in "the moment" that I talked about in my last article.
There are 8 key elements to the race plan to consider, pre-race | Start | Swim phase |Bike phase | Run Phase | Transitions | Nutrition and finally Recovery. All these elements need consideration.
"Live in your moment"
So let's just look at what I would consider for the pre-race phase of say a 70.3. If I look back to my Race at Taupo 70.3 where I had a great race which felt easy in the lovely cool climate that is New Zealand in December.
How did I prepare? - first thing to consider is the travel how much time will you be inactive for? Can I make this a rest day in my taper plan, if so will it be good quality rest (we will cover off on rest days in...
So what keeps you going? When the fatigue kicks in and the body says enough is enough how do you keep going? How do you prepare not only physically but more importantly mentally for the challenges that triathlon can throw at you, whether short or long course its tough.
The Academy places a big emphases on the psychological aspects of the sport – why? You may ask. Any sport has fantastic benefits that sports in general can give you, none so much as triathlon as the time investment is generally greater as we train for the different aspects of the Swim | Bike | Run, but with such big highs there can be some real lows, that you need to be aware of that may not be covered off by your coach.
The Academy places a big emphasis on mental preparation and “in the moment” preparation the, commit, and the after event blues, that can if not considered give you a feeling of loss.
The mental pre-race preparation is vital in knowing your capabilities, trusting not only yourself but also the team t...
We are now live as a Squad under Triathlon Australia and by joining the Squad you are covered by the same privileges as a club. The general idea is that you want to progress in the sport in a supportive community with access to some great resources that the Academy has.
So why not Join today? Ok then why should I join? That's a good question - go have a look what our clients say Past Clinics
We had to think long and hard about why we are doing this - but we have a passion to help others and love to see them achieve their goal. We are with them every step of the way!
So now - Your Squad; NQ Triathlon Academy, has been approved by IRONMAN and is now active.
Your next step is to help us get to know who your Squad members are. Please ask your members to go onto IRONMAN.com and create their athlete profiles. Your members can select their TriClub by clicking on the “My Athlete Profile” tab and entering the name of your club i...
Welcome to the Academy - So whats the Academy all about? Well firstly it's about listening, learning and achieving. With our weekend training camps, we aim to take you to that next level, whatever that maybe for you, With the best coaches the region has to offer, in Swim, Bike, Run and Body Management. Numbers are kept small so you get the individual coaching that is needed.
So what does a training camp cover?
The camp starts well before the actual weekend, we send you some forms to complete and ask you to do a few things before you get to the weekend. This means we can hit the ground running, as most of the administration is already done
So what happens on the Camp?
The camp starts early both days and runs from 06:30 - 16:30, you will be video'd in the water and whilst your running, this will then be analyised and fed back to you during the two days. Your lunch and morning/ afternoon T is covered as is entry to the pool. We show you the importance of me...