Passion for Performance is a podcast hosted by Coach Peter Clifford from High Performance Tri about high performance sport. The show will give you advice, tips and thoughts around improving your performance to world class levels.
Dan Atkins on High Performance Coaching, Balance and Personal Wellness
Dan Atkins is the Head Coach of the AusTriathlon Performance Centre on the Gold Coast of Australia. Dan has done it all....from development squads to the Olympics. he has taken his career from being a swim coach where he learnt the skills of engaging, communicating and coaching with a large squad, up to a point now where he is coaching some of Australia's best short course triathletes competing on the world stage.
We had an engaging conversation about our experiences in triathlon coaching and discussed the evolution of the sport, the importance of personal wellness and work-life balance, and the challenges faced by high-performance coaches. Through what was at times a vulnerable chat, we emphasized the need for ongoing personal development, the value of networking, and the importance of recognizing when someone is struggling and offering support.
Chasing Kona Ep.4 - Steve Mackay - The Aerodynamics Trilogy : Part 1
Steve Mackay is back to talk about Aerodynamics. He covers the theory and its surprising history in cycling and triathlon. With such highly individual and unusual outcomes, Steve concludes that the only way to know what is aerodynamic for the individual is to test it. Which is exactly what we will be doing for the next episide of Chasing Kona.
Chasing Kona - Ep.3 - James Martin
It's interview time and in this episode we are joined by James Martin. James has been in the sport only 5 years and has racked up an impressive list of achievements already.
3rd AG IM Cairns (IM debut) 2019 2nd OA virtual Ironman 2020 1st in AG IM Cairns 2021 1st OA Age Group Athlete Australian Long Course Champs 2021 1st OA AAA 2022 1st in AG IM Australia 2022 James has qualified for Kona 3 times but for various reasons, including being hit by a car 4 weeks before Kona 2022 hasn't been able to race on the Big Island yet !
All this, plus our usual segments ...Honesty Hour and Coaches Corner.
The Performance Show - Fear, Motivation and Communication
Fear, Motivation and Communication are my big 3 topics on this episode of The Performance Show. I delve into some pretty big examples of how the best performers in the world use every day skills to become great.
At the top of the show I also give you my Performance Of The Month. A spectacular example of someone with a deep love for their game turns that into success.
Chasing Kona - Ep. 2 - Nice Observations and Season Planning
In this episode we get Pete to give us his review of what he saw in the first Ironman World Champs to be held in Nice where we had 2 HPT athletes in Darren Alchin and Paul Linton.
We also go deep on season planning, specifically how we can look at Jeff's season ahead leading into quite a busy race schedule.
The Performance Show Refreshed - The New HP Program & Some New Segments
With the addition of Chasing Kona to the Pod, the OG Performance Podcast gets a freshen up. I speak about my thoughts on what the new high performance program looks like and I have added some new segments .... "What I Saw" and "Performance of the Month".