Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Practice with tweaks

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results".

There is some debate over whether this was Einstein, Franklin or someone else completely who said it, but whoever did, it is a great quote.

Now you may be wondering why this is important to you in your sport, surely I'm always telling my clients that they need to practise over and over their visualisations, mantra's and the many other wonderful things I use in my coaching, so they get the same results physically that they do mentally, the problem lies in when we don't get them quite right, but still keep practising them, then the results are just a little outside of what we wanted, but we keep practising and practising which brings me to another quote,

Practice makes perfect... well no.... Practice makes Permanent!

So if your practices are just a little out, if that voice in your head that's not sure you can do it is still whispering or if the colour you have linked to your positive success is not quite the right shade (this is a small part of sub modalities technique for those that I've not used it with) then you're not getting the full effect and therefore not getting the result you wanted.

This is when you need to make changes and they don't have to be big ones - in fact it is often just the smallest of tweaks that's needed, you just need to know which bit to tweak and when.

If you're not sure or you want to know more about how you can get the most out of yourself then get in touch - annie@anniepage.co.uk



Friday, 16 October 2015

3 days on the South West Coastal path

I have had a fab 3 days at the beginning of the week exploring parts of the coastal path between St Ives and Penzance.  I was crew support for a group of walkers doing this route over 3 days for charity and took the opportunity to get some running, walking and cycling done along this beautiful path.

Path in places might be a slightly kind term for some of the terrain as you had to clamber over boulders, up and down cliffs and even pushing the bike up a hill that would be proud to be part of the Tour de France (that might be a slight exaggeration but it was steep!)

All in all great training for the Grizzly in March – my favourite race on the south coast of Devon and great to recce some routes not just for myself but also for those that want guided runs / walks in the future to test themselves on some tough but beautiful terrain.

Enjoy whatever you are doing this weekend and enjoy the pictures below that I took while out and about - stunning scenery and I might have found a few places where the Piskies live!