Your Coaching Business Flywheel

Have you ever ridden a spin bike? If you have, you know that it’s pretty hard to get the wheel (flywheel) going due to its weight – usually between 30-45 lbs. However, once that sucker is moving, it’s damn near impossible to stop! While I could posit on this topic as it relates to why […]

10 Reasons Why You Need the UESCA Endurance Sports Nutrition Certification

United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy (UESCA) is creating the first-ever nutrition certification focused on endurance sports. We are creating this certification in partnership with Bob Seebohar, RD, MS – of the top dietitians focused on endurance sports. UESCA is thrilled to produce this certification; not only because of the comprehensive nature of it, but also […]

Your Goal Race Must Have Meaning

As we progress through February and with many COVID-based restrictions easing across the country and around the world, this is likely the time that many endurance athletes are plotting their races for the 2022 season and beyond. During this process of plotting races, one important question an athlete must ask themself is, “Does my goal […]

Key Strategies for a Successful Marathon

To have a successful marathon takes a winning strategy and some key planning. To help your clients be marathon race ready, make sure to include winning strategies for pacing, hydration and course preparation for the marathon distance (26.2 miles). Whether you are coaching an experienced runner or an athlete looking to complete their first long […]

Muscle Fiber Types – Overview and Application

Hello UESCA coaches, current and future! I hope your 2022 is off to a good start and you are excited about the upcoming opportunities coming up with the UESCA including new certifications, continued partnerships, and the overall growth of our UESCA coaching community. Today’s blog discusses the different muscle fiber types our muscular system consists […]

Risk Based Pacing (Part Two)

Welcome back to part two of our blog – Risk Based Pacing. In the previous blog we discussed the science and physiological responses of our brain and how it communicates to our body when assessing how we push our body through certain stressors that may occur. In this blog (part 2), we will discuss how […]

Risk Based Pacing (Part One)

Risk based pacing is an important part of all endurance sports, whether it be a single discipline event (i.e., half-marathon) or a multi-discipline sport (i.e., triathlon). Risk based pacing is perhaps one of the most important things to master, as it can be the difference between finishing strong and dropping out. The general theme with […]

The Often Overlooked (and Most Important) Training Variable – Fun!

It goes without saying that training for endurance sports can at times be grueling and sometimes, downright painful. Whether it be the 4am wake-up to get in a workout before work, or suffering through a hard set of intervals, training isn’t always a walk in the park – nor should it be. However, and the […]

7 Steps to Create an Annual Running Training Program

As the 2021 calendar year is winding down, it’s time for most of us to plan our own and our athletes’ training programs for the upcoming year. This post primarily focuses on the coach/athlete relationship but the content is just as applicable to self-coached athletes. While there are many different ways to construct a training […]

Minimizing the Chance for GI Distress in Ultramarathons

Reducing chance for GI distress in ultrarunners

You’ve probably seen the commercials with someone having a bad case of indigestion and dropping a few white tablets in a glass of water to create a magical, fizzy concoction that is supposed to alleviate the bloat and stomach issues … or the goopy, pink soup-like drink that helps with similar multiple stomach ailments. While […]