Wanting It

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I was saying hello to one of my former high school athletes the other day (a high school senior) and asked how they were progressing and they were doing just that; progressing. I knew she would be. Not because she has overwhelming talent, perfect facilities, great training plans, any therapy, or great coaching, but because she wanted it. Most athletes, don’t want it enough plain and simple.

Some people bring it for practice (or parts), some show up big for meets, some take care in recovery, some handle life outside of sport, few want it enough to be wholly consistent for long enough to get where they want to be. Great achievements and progressions take time and big accomplishments assemble from due diligence to lots of well done parts. The path isn’t always straight, but those who can balance things and want it enough to take care and be compliant have a much better chance to get where they’re going.

Matt Gardner
As a track and field coach Matt has produced school record holders and state champions in the sprints, hurdles, jumps and middle distance events. He has coached athletes from a wide variety of sports including Professional Football, World Cup bobsleigh, Swimming, Track and Field, Olympic Weightlifting, Baseball, Tennis, and Golf. Matt has extensive experience consulting and collaborating with high level sports medicine professionals to help rehabilitate injured athletes and optimize the performances of healthy ones.
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    Matt Gardner on #16485

    I was saying hello to one of my former high school athletes the other day (a high school senior) and asked how they were progressing and they were doing just that; progressing. I knew she would be. Not because she has overwhelming talent, perfect facilities, great training plans, any therapy, or great coaching, but because she wanted it. Most athletes, don’t want it enough plain and simple. S

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    Craig Pickering on #94142

    Agreed! A good number of athletes I have trained with over the years say they want it, but when it comes down to it they are unwilling to make the sacrifices needed in their personal life, such as diet, or early nights.

    Also, I am consistently beaten in training by athletes who have PBs slower than mine, but come comp time, something changes and they cant raise their game.


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    eroszag on #94155

    Or….going too fast in training drain your team mates for the race day..you ( probably)intelligently run speed reps at 95% or less most of the time during comp phase, except maybe for starts…but I’m also sure you give it all on race day:)..first race confirmed on 31 in Germany?


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    star61 on #94165

    I agree with Matt, but I use the word ‘will’ instead of ‘want’. A lot of people truly want things in life, but few have the will to do what it takes to get them. I repeat a saying that I’ve seen in various forms but it goes something like…

    “The desire to win means nothing without the desire to train.” You can substitute want, will, desire, resolve, whatever. But if you don’t put in the time with proper, consistent training, you will most likely be dissapointed in your results.


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    Craig Pickering on #94170

    Or….going too fast in training drain your team mates for the race day..you ( probably)intelligently run speed reps at 95% or less most of the time during comp phase, except maybe for starts…but I’m also sure you give it all on race day:)..first race confirmed on 31 in Germany?

    Not quite – I am racing tomorrow in Glasgow, and still waiting for confirmation for Germany!


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    eroszag on #94172

    Good!!Will try to find some streaming of BBC 2 or red button or whichever transmits it.
    Any idea of the other athletes you’ll be facing in Glasgow?


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    GoingsGone on #94173

    I want it


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    mattstranberg on #94175

    I want it

    haha same….i am a firm believer in “if there is a will there is a way” and if you love something you want it more than anything


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    star61 on #94180

    I want it

    But are you willing to do what’s necessary to get it? 😉


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    GoingsGone on #94209

    [quote author="David Goings(GoingsGone)" date="1264792226"]I want it

    But are you willing to do what’s necessary to get it? ;-)[/quote]

    In my opinion, I am doing everything necessary so far :] just hoping everything will pay off

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