The Science of Stretching – Simply Explained

Pre-stretching reduces performance. Stretching is dangerous. You must hold a stretch for at least 10 seconds. These are just a few of the topics surrounding stretching that are thrown around with some frequency. So what is the truth about stretching and what is shall we say… less than accurate? To get to the bottom of […]

Psychological Performance Factors

The focus of training and racing within endurance sports primarily focuses around the physical aspect.  There is often so much of a focus on physical performance that the psychological element of training and racing gets left out of the conversation.  Passion Some athletes just have more passion for their sport than others. This isn’t good […]

Want To Be A Great Coach? 6 Things To Consider

Running Coach Certification

There are a lot of great coaches out there. There are also a lot of, well… not so great coaches. One question that I get asked with some frequency is, “What do I need to do to be a successful coach?” This is a hard question to answer, as I certainly cannot guarantee that any […]

Your Coaching Business – Where To Go From Here

Things are starting to open up in many areas across the US/internationally, and many races are finding dates to reschedule their events to this fall. So the million dollar question is – what does this mean for you as a coach? Start at the End When planning out a competition season, it is commonplace (and […]

How To Train For Rescheduled Fall Marathons

While a lot of races have been outright cancelled, quite a few races (especially the big ones) have been postponed to the fall. To illustrate this, below are some of the big marathons, along with their rescheduled dates: Paris Marathon – October 18 Boston Marathon – September 14 London Marathon – October 4 Flying Pig […]

Keep It Going!

As most all races are either cancelled or postponed (including the Olympics!) and most all gyms and rec centers are closed, in regard to training, it’s very easy to fall into the, “What the point?” mentality. I totally get it. Stop Training – Start Exercising For many of us, we don’t view what we do […]

Your Race Has Been Cancelled / Postponed – Now What?

You’ve made travel plans, been training hard… and now your race has been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. So where do you go from here? Well, in all reality, the first step (which you’ve likely already done) is to get pissed off and perhaps eat an entire sleeve of Girl Scout cookies – we […]

9 Reasons Why Your Race Sucked

1. DIDN’T PREPARE FOR THE CONDITIONS When dealing with mother nature, anything and everything is possible. Whether it be rain, extreme heat/cold, wind, etc… there is no shortage of weather related things that can arise on race day. As such, training in these conditions so that you know how to dress, how your body will […]

Injured? Don’t Blame Your Running Shoes

SHOE SELECTION Running store employees typically select shoes for customers based on the degree of a customer’s foot pronation. This is most typically assessed by having a customer run on a treadmill while the employee visually assesses them from behind. Often, the employee will also record a customer’s foot strike and play it back for […]

What To Charge For Coaching

A common question among both new and seasoned coaches and trainers is how much to charge. This is often a difficult question to answer as there are several factors that come into play. Some of these factors are: Experience In respect to experience, let’s use lawyers as an example. A new associate at a law […]