How can you become an unbreakable athlete?
Every session you complete is one thin, almost insignificant page added to an Athletes Phone Book. The key is to consistently add page upon page until you have an Athlete Phone Book, that is so thick, it’s unbreakable.
Understanding the concept that, no one session makes an athlete, is very important. Especially in trail and ultra running.
It can happen daily, weekly or once a month, but it happens. Athletes get caught up in the end results of just one session. Too often, negative thoughts are generated as a result of not achieving a certain expectation set for a certain training run. Whether that is a set distance, lap splits, average pace, elevation gain or the overall feeling experienced during the hit out.
It’s important not to let these training parameters play a higher importance then training consistency.
It’s great to have expectations and goals within certain training sessions, but it should not have any detrimental effect on the bigger picture, long term goal.The most important thing is, you got it done and added another thin page to the book. Building it stronger every day.
Completing UTA100 in 2019, this is an Outcome Goal, this is the Athlete Phone Book as a finished product.
In order to achieve an Outcome Goal, the most important factor is to consistently add page upon page, until the date of UTA. And each day brings a new opportunity to add a new page.
Each completed page is thin, just like the steps toward the Outcome Goal are small. Large leaps and drastic changes can lead to burn out, a drop in motivation or risk injury. So it’s more important to focus on the small actions that can be regularly completed on the journey towards achieving the desired Outcome Goal.
Each small step or thin page is a Process Goal. These are the defined daily goals that can be executed and progress an athlete towards achieving an Outcome Goal.
The specific components of each Process Goal are individual to each athlete and can only be determined based on the athlete’s goals, history, current state of health and training phase.
With this in mind, what can you do TODAY that will make you a better athlete tomorrow?
Showcasing style and practicality in one set of specs.
I love being able to travel with minimal possessions. One pair of jocks, socks, shorts and sunnies (sunglasses). I also love offering discount codes to help you get a new pair of these shades, so head to the bottom of the post for details.
Alpinamente = Alps +mente (that is MIND in Italian) but is can be read as “in alpine way”.
Alpinamente’s founder, Stefano, is an Italian born mountain man. Just like any day in the mountains you take risks and creating a brand of sunglasses in a very competitive market, is no different. The ‘main focus was to have a very stable frame while running, great lenses and a touch of fashion’.
Looking at it from across the table, it’s one set of shades for any occasion. Its a great idea. A gamble well played.
So lets take a closer look at the original release, The Alpinamente 3264m, and see if Alpinamente, considered the basics and the critical aspects of running eyewear.
Seriously comfortable and unexpectedly well fitted, these really did perform like a set of sunglasses, specifically designed for running.
With the ability to mould and angle the nose piece and side arms, the fit can be personalised to minimise all movement on the go.
The composition of the lens with its resistance to water allows for clear vision when the sweat comes on thick and fast.
And continually being ask – ‘Can you run in those, too?’ is the single biggest indicator that these don’t look like running sunnies, but more like specs for a catwalk.
On the finer details, features include:
FULL SUN PROTECTION
100% protection against UVA,UVB,UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm
TR90 frame and polycarbonate lenses set 3264m under 35g
TR90 was produced through Swiss technology as a thermoplastic material that is incredibly durable, flexible, and lightweight. Glasses made with TR90 are extremely comfortable because they have a flexible quality. Since they are flexible, they can bend under pressure and contour your face comfortably.
MADE FOR SWEAT
Lenses incorporate a transparent water and oil repellent (hydrophobic and oleophobic) coating. With anti static, anti smudge, chemical resistance, and a hardened surface for increase scratch resistance.
Silicon temple harm tips and nose pads, with titanium core, make the 3264m fully adjustable to increase hold and a comfortable fit.
With the option of choosing between REGULAR fitting and ASIAN fitting nose bridge.
Anti Reflection coating reduces the quantity of reflected light, eliminating blur and the refection of images inside the lenses
Original lens colours have been tested and selected to enhance contrast on green, brown and grey backgrounds, in strong and weak light conditions, making them the best options for outdoor activities.
The original lens range includes:
Identifying the need to expand the range with PHOTOCHROMIC lenses for ultras, diverse mountain environments and skiing. Alpinemente now offers two options with the following specs:
AIR BLUE Lenses
CLEAR lens Transmittance: 77%
DARK Lens Transmittance (activated by UV radiation): 27%
AIR BRONZE lenses
Basic Transmittance: 42%
DARK lens Transmittance (activated by UV radiation): 16%
Along with the new release of lenses also comes a new style – the 2841m
Head to their website and check them out.
Below are two codes to use at checkout for a 20% discount and FREE shipping to Australia.
For 3264m model with single tint lenses use code – TLR20
For new photochromic lenses – TLR20ph