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Success with Stamina
Success with Stamina
A little blog about being a triathlon coach. Here you'll find a little diary about my activities as a coach, the performances of the people I work with and my thoughts and opinions on what makes athletes faster for longer.

How do you eat an elephant?

AndyBby AndyBDec 20th 2009
So I sit here slightly frustrated as I have a bit of a cold. Not enough to stop me getting out of bed but enough to prevent me from proper training, and substituting in light sessions only. However, having spent the last few weeks surrounded by people with heavy colds or swine flu I think I am getting off lightly. So the first plan is to make sure I fully recover to get back into full training as soon as possible. The plan is simple, eat well with lots of fruit and veg and fluids, get plenty of sleep, and while the cold is around light training only.

With regards the frustration, it's very important to remember that everyone gets colds it's part of life and getting back to full training is the priority. For some reason it reminded me of a old African proverb, How do you eat an elephant? The answer being 'One bite at a time'. Some of those bites might be bigger than others and when training is compromised by a cold the bites are a bit smaller however, they are all bites towards the end goal and they all count.
Tags: rest, sleep
Chrissieby member: Chrissie, Dec 24th 2009 05:53
Amen to that! A lesson I learned the hard way this year, as you know :-)
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