Entries by Mark Turner

Dealing with Pre Race Nerves

Pre Race Nerves – Dealing with them positively  Leading into any major race I encourage athletes to spend time visualising their race day performance.  Not from a time perspective but more on how they want to feel. What do they want to feel like? Feeling strong, being patient, positive and confident in their physical ability. […]

Mark’s Musings – Progress Not Perfection

As human beings we’re all flawed, we all have battles and challenges we need to overcome. Unfortunately, one of the downsides of triathlon can be a quest for perfection both during training and racing. Perfection is impossible to achieve; it should never be a goal.   Leading into a major race, such as Cairns this […]

Mark’s Musings – Answers

Answers I have previously alluded to vomiting problems experienced during long course racing. The issue has been detrimental to my last two IM campaigns at Cairns (2015, 2016), as well as a few 70.3 races.  It has twice cost me a Kona slot so I knew I had to be more proactive ahead of this […]

Mark’s Musings – Tiredness

When I started writing these articles, blog posts or reflections, I had ambitions of penning and sharing my thoughts on a more regular basis. However, I also want my writing to have some relevance and meaning, not just fill space. It’s about making sure I have something to say that people may be interested to […]