Toe The Line: About The Blog
Updated: Jun 1, 2020
Toe The Line is a blog about athletes & coaches, about winning & losing, training & racing, the mind, the body, and much more. Toe The Line will immerse you in the exhilarating stories of ordinary people and extraordinary athletes, analysing what it takes and what it means to perform. Providing learnings that readers can apply to their own sport, to their business endeavours or family life. Ultimately, Toe The Line, aims to explore what it means to push past one’s limits, what it takes mentally & physically and the experiences that occur beyond these limits.
About The Authors
Ross Williams Age: None of your business Nationality: British Residence: Switzerland Sports: Team sports as a kid (Football, Rugby, Basketball), Endurance Sports as an Adult (Triathlon, SwimRun, Trail Running). Favourite Training Session: Track Session – 2k, 1.6k, 1.2k, 800m, 400m increasing speed and decreasing rest. Favourite Race Performance: Sprint Triathlon Thonon 2019, first ever overall win. Horrendous rainy and windy conditions but perfectly executed race. Most Memorable Race: Gravity Race Annecy 2017, SwimRun of 38km trail running + 6.5km swimming. Favourite Quote: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard
Axel Billaud Age: Younger than Ross Nationality: French born in Singapore Residence: France at the moment Sports: Team sports as kid (Football, Rugby) but quickly got into individual sports (Running and Triathlon) and Endurance Sports as an adult (Ironman Triathlon, Trail Running) Favourite Training Session: “Brick session” : 5 times (4k bike ride + 1k run @race pace) no rest between intervals. Perfect session to train for transitions. Favourite Race Performance: 2006 – Spanish National Cross-Country Championships. First experience racing for the FC Barcelona running team - Got a Bronze medal. Most Memorable Race: Ironman Frankfurt 2016 : first time on the distance , great day out on the German roads with my two housemates. Favourite Quote: Keep going until you get it right and then keep going until you can’t get it wrong.