Blogging, time and a little trip down memory lane

I started PT Performance Training in June 2006. I didn't have a website right away, and while I knew I will need one at some point, I decided my online priority should be blogging to start off with. So I did what everyone else seemed to do in those days - I signed up for blogger.com and started writing down random coaching and sport science thoughts.

I think I only got a website sometime in the summer of 2007, but I kept blogging on blogger until late 2010, when I integrated my blog into my website. FYI: that blogger site is still in cyberland and I read through it this week. Let me tell you... It was a trip down memory lane! Sadly, two things happened since:

  1. All the posts between 2010 and 2014 are long gone. Apparently, I never moved them over when I redesigned the website sometime in 2014! Oops.
  2. The above point doesn't matter too much, since my blog posts got much less frequent as the years have gone by... Double oops?!

What I realized in the last several weeks, is that I miss writing and sharing my coaching thoughts, sport science discoveries, etc with others. I got busy with coaching, nutrition and bike fits and while I have been sharing my knowledge with those I work with - I neglected sharing my knowledge with others (who are not my athletes). 

I came across a facebook post from close to 4 years ago, and it spoke to me. This is what I had to say back then, sometime in late 2013... 

"I don’t care how old, or experienced, you are: if you look back at what you did 5 years ago, and don’t shake your head... You just wasted 5 years". As usual, great stuff from McMillan Speed. They are all good, but my personal favorites right now are #3, #6 & #7! I'm sure if I read this a year from now, I will have different favorites. It all depends on where you are in your journey... Which ones are your favorites and why?

For reference, here is the McMillan Speed post: http://www.mcmillanspeed.com/2013/11/random-ramblings.html

I re-read the post and my personal favorites changed, as expected. #3 still resonated with me, as I constantly go through those analysis and synthesis periods... But #4 spoke to me more than it did years ago, perhaps because I have been much more involved in biomechanics in recent years. #7 still holds true in my eyes, but #9... I like #9 and kind of had to chuckle when I read it - Time! I carved out the time in the my schedule to learn and study more over the last few years (although not in the 'formal' capacity), and what had to give as a result was obviously my writing time.

Which brings us a full circle to the start of this post! It is time for me to get back into blogging. and I have to say, I am pretty excited about that. It will come along side a major overhaul of my website(s) and growing my coaching team. More soon!

Noa

2017 Jump Start Combo

2017 is right around the corner... And we have a combo deal to get you jump started! It includes bike fitting, coaching consultation and nutrition assessment. 

Bike fit

For efficiency, injury prevention, comfort and speed! Road, triathlon, cross, track... Any bike you have - we will make sure it fits you perfectly. Don't have a bike yet? We will help you get the perfect bike and fit it to you. Regular cost: $300-$325.

Coaching consultation

A brainstorming session to help you set some lofty goals for 2017 and the action plan to get after them! You will get an initial 60 min session and a 60 min follow up within 8 weeks to make sure you are on track (additional sessions can be added as/if needed at a later date). Regular cost: $200.

Nutrition assessment

Lets set you up for your healthiest & strongest year! We will review your history, current habits, set goals and come up with ways to tackle your nutrition related road blocks. Includes an initial 60 min session, written summary of our action plan and additional tips of tricks, recipe and meal ideas, and an additional follow up within 4 weeks of the initial session. Regular cost: $325.

You will invest $850 +gst if you get these services separately, but between December 21st and January 3rd, you can get all of them for $748 +gst. Invest in yourself and make 2017 a fast and strong year! 

Want a different package choosing from our various services? We can create something just for you (or a loved one, as a holiday gift!). Get in touch to discuss your options. 

Kona 2016

Racing in Kona is no joke. The island is unique in so many ways and so is the Ironman World Championships race. 

Coach Noa has coached 10+ athletes to compete at Kona, has helped over 50 athletes who have raced there with other areas of their performance and traveled to Kona as a spectator/coach several times. As a result, the island and the race have certainly earned her respect! 

Matti qualified at Ironman Arizona last year. He just wanted to have a good run with no stomach troubles, which he did! It also happened to give him a top 5 finish in the 45-49 AG and a ticket to Kona. He got to the start line happy and ready to take on the day. He had a good day and is already thinking about qualifying again so he can improve on his first time racing on the island.  

Sebastian qualified in the 18-14 AG at Ironman Canada, after not having the race we expected he would have. He actually wasn't sure if he should claim his Kona spot to start off with! A bike accident 3 weeks before race date meant he almost did not make it to the start line... A few new teeth, some stitches and several other injuries later, he was ready to give it his best on race day. He had a solid swim-bike combo and made it to the finish line showing guts and determination. 

Throughout 2016, Noa has worked with several others who have raced (nutrition/bike fitting/swimming): Congrats to Laurel, Zhanna, Adam, Jason, Kate, Fawn, Britni, Steph and Jason!