In the second column in his championship-preparation series Pauric Grimes explains how you can be at your peak once championship arrives.
He says that players must be training with intensity and competing with passion. He says that the common phrase of no regrets applies more than ever. Players must leave nothing behind.
To illustrate his point he tells this story:
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It konws it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
“Every morning a lion wakes up it knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
“The moral: It doesn’t matter if you are a lion or a gazelle, when the sun comes up you better be running.”
He goes on to make three more points, about creating smaller goals, preparing for set backs, and adopting a teachers attitude.
Read the full column in the current issue of the Gaelic Life.