Athletics roundtable : Can we beat time?
Charlotte Morel is a professional Triathlete since 2006. Morel took her high-school diploma at the Lycée Saint Exupery (BAC S) and registered with the University of Nice for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in sports. In summer 2008 she obtained the DEUG STAPS and in summer 2009 the Licence L3 in éducation et motricité, a kind of bachelor's degree, to go on with her Master’s studies in nutrition which she concluded in June 2011. She is co-founder of Mytribe Triathlon Coaching.
Athletes are always looking to push their limits, to surpass themselves and beat out the competition. Most of them also try to be as far ahead as possible, even trying to beat the stopwatch. The purpose is to train to the point where they have total control over their body allowing them to excel in their specialty. Like a conductor, the top athlete is a coordinator. The athlete keeps their breathing and the rhythm of their movements in harmony, creating precise actions to gain efficiency, whilst sparing their energy for the final burst of adrenaline. They gradually refine their metabolism to deal with the intensity of their expended effort, sometimes to the point of suffering. They learn to focus under any circumstance, to give their best when the time comes. Each performance is a creation. Sometimes a record can be broke. But in our eternal race against the clock, can we really beat time?