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I was talking to one of our SGPT coaching athletes yesterday and he was in a small slump. Here is the gist of our conversation (his name not used and conversation edited to make sense). The purpose of posting this is to help and inspire others.
ATHLETE: Hey coach, just checking in. I gotta admit, I’ve been lazy on my running. I was supposed to do my beach run and just never went. I also have had low energy but I think that’s lack of sleep (not making excuses). Got any idea on getting back into running more often?
SGPT COACH: How bad do you want to go to BUDS? Other guys are working very hard now to get that contract.
ATHLETE: This is true. I usually tell myself that when I don’t feel like working out. I need this. It’s beyond a want I’m telling you because I need to hold myself accountable for being lazy.
SGPT COACH: The 19 year old guy trying out for BUDS wants it too and still goes on run when he doesn’t want to.
ATHLETE:Also why I’m asking for something to get me back into running. I posted my results for the list you sent me. All I need to do is the knights WOD.
SGPT COACH: OK; accountability is a good daily ritual – a building block. Letting others know your progress – writing it down. Daily reading of a good book is another. Do those 2 things today for starters. Build daily – tomorrow add a good audio or YouTube video
ATHLETE: Tomorrow I’m heading back to train with the NSW scout group again. Definitely glad I listened to you and just showed up. I wish I did that months ago
SGPT COACH: Yes; that is another building block – hanging around guys that are doing big things
ATHLETE: It’s real good to get fresh ideas for workouts and techniques
Plus it’s great that I got to see where I compare with the group
SGPT COACH: Yes; so you do all of those things I mentioned above and you become a new person in 30 days.
Recap of tips learned.
TIP #1 – Do what you need to do to move forward. Don’t stay in your comfort zone.
TIP #2 – have a daily accountability ritual.
TIP #3 – Read a good book daily for 5 minutes to get inspired and learn
TIP #4 – surround yourself with winners that are moving forward.
TIP #5 – Combine all of these together to create a new you.
Question: Coach, what do you eat on a daily basis that gives you fuel for your workouts and long distance races.
Answer: I eat clean fuel like salads and lean meats. I try to stay away from pizza and ice cream but occasionally have a cheat meal. I use Athletic Greens as a supplement drink and also take a multi-vitamin. I believe that the food that you eat has a direct link to your well being and daily performance.
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