Greg Whyte's Top Tips to keep you on track chasing your dream

May 09 2019

Greg Whyte's Top Tips to keep you on track chasing your dream

Greg Whyte, OBE is a former Olympian in Modern Pentathlon and European bronze and World Championship silver medallist, as well as a Professor in Applied Sport and Exercise Science. He supports our Everyday Battlers as a mental coach, providing them with the tools to overcome the obstacles they face on their journey to achieving their goal of completing a 10km race.

His top 5 tips for achieving your training goals are:

  1. Run your own race - be confident in your own prep, stick to your plan.
  2. Preparation is a must have. Think of it as a ‘happy bank’ - invest happiness into your brain, by exerting misery. Pain is good, because you learn how to cope with it - you have to believe in it, don’t be side-tracked by panic. Preparation goes all the way to the starting line. Try not to turn up late or forget a piece of kit, as it can cost you the race.
  3. Training is physical, psychological, technical and tactical and every session should be focused on all four of those areas - training is where planning takes place, not on the starting line.
  4. Set goals - every single session should have a goal, as well as the goal of the event itself - make sure to deliver on those goals - this will create success on the journey to the event, and with that, you create self-belief.
  5. Celebrate your successes! Sit back and reflect on what you’ve achieved and really enjoy it before seeking out the next challenge - that is what will motivate you in achieving your next challenge.