Push Hard Multisport News for 05-11-2018

Welcome to the blog of our Triathlon Challenge for Birmingham Childrens Hospital.

After a nervous and very messy dash to Warwick Hospital we were told that if the bleeding didn’t stop in five minutes they would have to deliver the baby as both our lives were at risk. After five minutes the bleeding had slowed down but not stopped. In the days to come I was diagnosed with complete placenta previa. On 29th March, two days after Mum and Dads 41st wedding anniversary, Dad passed away. The same day he was moved to Leicester Royal Infirmary neonatal unit. The one problem Arthur wasn’t able to overcome was a bleed he had on the brain at birth as a result of not being able to maintain his blood pressure. We were told the bleed on the brain and the hydrochepalus would have caused him a degree of brain damage, something we would not be able to quantify until he was older. Although the care Arthur had, with the exception of Nottingham, was truly outstanding we feel that BCH had the experience and knowledge needed to gauge the best treatment for Arthur at the best time for him. Sat in a bar on a lovely spring day in Praia Da Luz we noticed signs advertising the upcoming triathlon in the town. One drink after the next, the idea of doing it ourselves became more and more appealing! So, on that day in 2014 Neal and I shook on the fact that we would do it together next year and raise money for BCH, a thought that was cemented when the 2015 date was released.

Keywords: [“bleed”,”day”,”Arthur”]
Source: https://nicolaandneal.wordpress.com

Triathlon – Kirkland Coaching

There’s a type of coach that really annoys me. B) Intentionally scamming his coaching clients to make money. Lets talk about my favourite types of coach instead. They are overt, think carefully about what they and speak with humility rather than absolute certainty. A few years ago, I was chatting with an Olympic Gold Medallist who had successfully transitioned into being a coach and had supported a multitude of other athletes to podium finishes. In the world of age-group triathlon coaching, confident and less humble coaches who big up their credentials and/or successes as athletes despite being ‘full of shit’ are often more successful than a less confident coach who has far more knowledge. The bottom line is that a coach without confidence but plenty of knowledge is as much use as a chocolate teapot. Credibility gained through being a top athlete is typically a bigger commodity than having the coaching skills and intellectual capacity of Einstein. Even if you think a coach is talking out their bum, only challenge them in a way that allows them to maintain credibility, usually in a one-to-one conversation, not on pool-deck in front of the rest of the group. When I’m teaching or coaching, I always assume there’s someone listening who knows more than I do, because that’s often the case. Although most athletes don’t like to challenge a coach, some do.

Keywords: [“coach”,”confidence”,”coaches”]
Source: https://kirklandcoaching.wordpress.com/tag/triathlon

John Fassel

John Fassel is an American football coach who is the special teams coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He was previously the interim head coach for the Rams. Fasse prepped for two years at Milford Academy in Milford, Connecticut before attending the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he played on the Pacific Tigers football team before they dropped their program in December 1995. On January 17, 2009, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis promoted Fassel to special teams coordinator after Brian Schneider took a job with Pete Carroll at USC. At the end of the 2011 NFL season, the Oakland Raiders fired head coach Hue Jackson and the entire coaching staff, including Fassel. During the season, Fassel had three special teams players selected to the 2012 Pro Bowl. On February 1, 2012, the St. Louis Rams announced the hiring of Fassel as their special teams coordinator. On December 12, 2016, Fassel was announced as the interim head coach for the Los Angeles Rams, after the firing of Jeff Fisher. On January 13, 2017, the day after being hired, new head coach Sean McVay invited Fassel to remain on the Rams coaching staff. Fassel lives with his wife Elizabeth and have two daughters, Lila and Avery. On July 26, 2015, Fassel rescued a surfer who was drowning in the ocean in Manhattan Beach, California.

Keywords: [“Fassel”,”coach”,”team”]
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fassel

ITU Investigates Triathlete Henri Schoeman’s Failed Drug Test

Super League is the most lucrative, exclusive league in triathlon, and it’s changing the landscape of the sport. With shorter distances, faster races, harder courses and huge prize money, if you’re not getting into Super League you may be missing out. Super League pays in prize money, appearances and key moves in races. Chris McCormack, the creator of Super League, told Trizone Super League is where the money’s at. Super League offers athletes, including those young additions who may not be within the top three at the finish line, the chance to win money thanks to aggressive moves during races, and key stage wins. Even if you’re not first across the line, you can still make money in Super League. Unless you’re Flora Duffy, who’s won every triathlon league in the world last year, being a professional triathlete isn’t a financially rewarding job and is fraught with disaster if injury strikes. With just four championships on the Super League calendar for 2017 and $1.5 million USD up for grabs, Super League might just be the answer to a pro’s desperation for prize money. Hauser’s inclusion in Super League, at only just 19, is an indication Super League may be the future for young triathletes. Focusing on ITU means young athletes can compete for their countries, aim for Olympic prestige, but also look to their own financial futures with Super League.

Keywords: [“League”,”Super”,”money”]
Source: https://www.trizone.com.au/20180122/itu-investigates-triathlete…

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