Determination and hard work.
I want to pass on my enthusiasm and inspire improvements in wellbeing, nutrition and activities, but sometimes with more incentive than just me.
Today I would like to dedicate this post to Pauline who was a client for a few months – before moving full time to Gloucestershire.
The facial expression you see in this photo from ‘Cycling Weekly 1991’ shows why Pauline, then in her 30s, holds the 100-mile record. She also held an eleven-year record for The End to End race of 847 miles in 2days, 6h, 49min and 45seconds!
Fast forward to 25 years, Pauline now in her 60s. We trained weekly, outdoor core training and hill work, in a hot summer and snowy winter, I saw this same look and focus.
You may have read her quote on the main page – it is there to give you the reader some feedback about training.
Pauline is not a fan of the gym and likes the outdoors, so we used some equipment such as battle ropes and swiss ball, and the infamous Sand Bag. Pauline’s body had changed in the thirty years since she set cycling records but her attitude was the same. We had some fun running around the countryside and improving her core strength.
– see Sand-Bag challenge here – inspired by our pit-top workouts
Whatever your objective, from weight loss, starting new habits, rebuilding lost fitness to improving your personal best. You need to make it part of your high priority tasks, be constant, keep going in tough conditions, also to know when to be patient and enjoy.
The record Pauline set in 1991 was hampered by roadworks and traffic-jams but her focus – when to back-off and when to push hard – got her through and she achieved the time of 3h,49min, 42seconds for the 100-mile race.
I am privileged to have been Pauline’s trainer, and now friend, she could have chosen from many. Thank you Pauline.