Category: Mental Preparation

Anticipation. Acceptance. Perseverance.

By Ann Ashworth 2 comments
This past weekend I was invited to speak to a group of athletes taking part in an SBR Sport triathlon training camp hosted by Mike Roscoe and Tracy Dennis in
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Starting from scratch

By Ann Ashworth no comments
This week marked 6 weeks since my last run. That’s 42 days… the longest time I’ve gone without running since 2002. I think it’s fair to say that as I
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Be Extra-Ordinary

By Ann Ashworth 6 comments
Once every two weeks I branch out beyond the borders of my Sandton-Rosebank-Cresta triangle to visit Tim Pearson, biokineticist-in-chief at Pinnacle Health, located in the Hobart Centre, Bryanston. Tim was
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Where to now?

By Ann Ashworth 5 comments
Earlier this year I announced publicly that Comrades 2019 would be my last Comrades Marathon and that I had had enough of ultra distance running. Now, for anyone outside my
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Be Humble. Be Brave.

By Ann Ashworth 7 comments
On 9 June 2019 I lined up for my 8th, and last, Comrades Marathon. What. A. Day. It seems so ridiculous to have finished 4th, the 2nd South African lady
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You gotta have faith!

By Ann Ashworth 4 comments
_ There really is no such thing as the “perfect build-up”. I challenge anyone to convince me that nothing went wrong for them, in terms of sickness, injury or personal
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Its the last push – 6 weeks…

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_ I’ve just entered week three in Dullstroom, which means we are now six weeks out from Comrades 2019.  Yikes! In between training sessions, and in lieu of television (or
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The Power of Enough

By Ann Ashworth no comments
_ I was online yesterday, looking to book a pilates class at my local Virgin Active, when I took notice of the gym-group’s latest marketing campaign: ‘The Power of Enough’. 
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Let’s talk about chafe, baby?

By Ann Ashworth 6 comments
_ Ah, runner’s chafe… That thing we don’t talk about. I mean, why would we want to advertise to our non-running friends (who already think we are quite mad) that,
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My running. My life.

By Ann Ashworth 3 comments
For many of us running forms part of our identity.  Some of us reflect this identity in our social media handles (e.g. @runninggirl42; @racingsnake10 etc); proudly describe ourselves as runners
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