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Discussion: Motivation

in: Nathan; Nathan > 2019-04-23

Apr 25, 2019 9:22 PM # 
Peter H:
Apologies if this sounds patronising or is stating the obvious - I think the motivation you have to prove a point and take advantage of any opportunities that come your way is really good. It’s good fuel for training and putting in the hard work. When it comes to the races though, I think it’s best to have a technical plan or process/routine and put all your energy and focus into just executing that. Forget about who else is running, the results, what happened yesterday, what you want to achieve etc. Just be in the moment and think completely about finding the next control as that’s all that’s in your control. Then the result will come as a consequence, and I’m sure you’ll be having lots more positive race experiences soon that better reflect the work you’ve put in!
May 1, 2019 5:37 AM # 
Thanks Pete, I think it's a case of not quite knowing where I'm at meaning I'm not so settled in the race. Definitely this is the way forward though! Going to try and make this a priority at the weekend I think, thanks for the help :)
May 2, 2019 12:51 AM # 
How can you focus on the race this weekend when you know you’ve got a curry with boys lined up after?

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