In adult life 34 off the wall and 32 off the blocks “coaches watch” .
This is why i cringe when triathlon coaches set 10 x sprints. Really???
You see the same at the track, The real sprinters come out of the club house, warm up, run 60m very fast and then disappear back into the clubhouse for 15 mins befire the next rep.
swap the brown ale for Guinness and that’s my career in one…
I was on a camp once, think it was AASE or swim England talent, where as a 200/400m swimmer they put me in with the distance guys. This is just when open water was becoming a cared about thing, and they were looking for potential talent.
The coach asked our favourite hard sets from our club programmes, the ones you hate but love, to try get to know us.
Lad before me said 3x1500 descend
I sheepishly replied with 10x66s on 10minute, and just got laughed at.
I remember thinking thank heavens I wasn’t from his club, and oh dear what was the rest of the week going to be like.
Think Day 2 AM was a 5k straight with head up sprints even few minutes when whistle blew, at the new Leeds John Charles centre before they’d got the boiler working in those first few months.
Don’t think I swam with the open water group again, and was moved back where I belonged
How about this from Mr Cox. Very appropriate to coaching and science. We cant know everything but a general understanding of a variety of topics can help shape our thinking because it all builds knowledge in areas related to what our “one thing” really is. I think this is where a lot of “AC” type scientists fall down, as do a lot of “coaches”, they are not building a broad but general knowledge of a wide range of topics. The fallacy is when this general knowledge confused with expertise and you end up way up top of the Dunning Kruger curve, although typically the type of coach that is building this “base” knowledge is the sort that will identify their limitations and not become a Freddie Kruger .
But this is where Cox shows his limitations.
Is that more the political stance of his statement or that he is suffering from the same lack if general education he is commenting on?
Cox is reiterating what Valance and Witty have said in their evidence. As an example it took some time to explain exponential growth.
If he was asked a question on the classification of osteoporosis and he needed to know, what is his likely response?
I actually dont know, I just like his space programmes and hate that stupid Tony Blair song
someone with confidence in their abilities would say, I cant answer that yet, but I will try and find out or pass your details onto someone that can explain. Im assuming that is not him.
Exactly. That’s why politicians have specialists to do this stuff for them…
He’s become a bit of a parody of himself…
“Here i am, sitting on a rocky outcrop above the sea at a distant location in a harmful to the fish synthetic fleece, with the wind blowing my fringe boyishly across my eyes as I explain the formation of the universe with just an acorn and a dandelion. Cut to me sitting on a rocky outcrop as far away from the last location accessed only by a very expensive first class flight and a charter for the crew and equipment followed by a helicopter ride only to zoom the picture out passed me across the crashing waves to let that alst philosophical observation sink in…etc…”
Octopus alien episode was excellent
Good job that there’s no one around here that thinks they better than everyone else about everything
yes, what a thought…
Sorry but I am
Yes, well i don’t just think it…I know it…
That’s Dunning Kruger…
My name is Freddie Kruger coaches; they are a nightmare and horror story