doc sutton posted this on FB.... worth the read.
Brett 'The Doc' Sutton
why i succeed .
i have been inandated with notes about xenas new coaching relationship, had the same with most of team tbb joining siri .
people , my secret is
i dont worry about them that dont work with me ,
all my athletes know that is totally true , i dont take much notice of any races where my athletes are not in . i am not a tri geek , im a coach of excellence and so i stick to who i work with and concentrate on that and that only .
as we move foreward with dove , i might have to make a change , as many are asking my opinions on lots of different issues that i have not been involved with .
but i can assure you , i would not know who is on tbb this year i haven't looked at the web site since the day alex and i decided to go our own ways .
i have a very active delete button . when its done , its done , what is in front and the future is my only consideration . ido all i can when im invested but once its time to move on , i am a champion at it.
i can say , while nicola makes up her mind if she wants to go to the next olympics as a runner or a triathlete , i have had a quick look at where the challengers will come from . for now , i looked at only the english lass . runs ok
so , if nic says im goin to rio , she will get my undivided attention ,how well she runs .
in the men
its going to be the same players , as only the brownlees are hard enough to keep what they been doin goin , and when they do, the kitchen is way too hot for the current men generation of federation pampered athletes.
reinaldo knows what he has to do to win , ive told him how to beat the boys but being a very comfortable brasilian , its very debateable if he can make the sacrifices to make that a reality , he showen nothin to prove me wrong at present , we can all turn up and hurt at a session .
you want olympic victory its a life obsorbing obsession .
my stable at present dont show me any of that , nicola has 2 new excuses rei has none
both my horses have been told , they better get their head around that quick .
thats all i know .
as for switching training programs,
its hard for athletes finishing their careers to do so under one method all the time thru .
you want to experiment , you look past your fence and say ,may be they winnen because they do this and i dont .
or you say i need to try , and i got a coach that is , well me ,the immoveable force in his belief of his program .
its human nature to try something different ,
when you are from a program that does it all against the grain of normal convention it just makes that anxiety much worse .
i can say this about xena , she has taken a couragous option , when compared to all that went to siri , she has selected a complete change , those who went to siri have gone for sutto light . thats not what they will be getting.
i wish all the very best , and i mean that , ironman is a tuff job , and a precarious profession 1 injury and seasons are gone .
lets leave them to their decisions and not make it harder , by having them doubt their choices
cheers the doc