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 […]

Does Your Race Have Meaning?

Most races that weren’t cancelled this year are being held and condensed into the late summer/fall. This means that there are a plethora of races coming up to select from. So how do you choose? If you’ve already registered for an event that got postponed to this fall, that likely is at the top of […]

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 […]

Riding Indoors? Read This First!

During these challenging times, a lot of us are finding ways to stay fit (and sane) with the help of indoor workouts – treadmills, bikes, strength workouts, yoga… the list goes on. While all of these are great workouts, one stands out for the potential for injury – the indoor exercise bike. Whether it be […]

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 […]

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 […]

Training For An Endurance Event While Working A Physically Demanding Job

Training for an endurance sport can be tough. This is especially the case for someone who works a full-time job that requires a lot of physical labor. This is because these jobs typically involve long hours, being on your feet for extensive periods of time, and likely involves heavy lifting. Face it… that’s a workout […]

Why I Hate The Words: “Good Luck”

OK, in full disclosure, I’m sure I’ve said the words “good luck” many times to fellow athletes and coaches. These two words are innocently said all the time, and with the best intentions. However, I’m going to try my best to stop saying this going forward. But why? As a coach (and athlete) a ton […]

Is There Really A Fat Burning Zone?

A lot of endurance sport athletes train and race for reasons other than competition or a high placing. One of the biggest reasons is for the health benefits and moreover, to lose weight. So when you have a client come to you with weight loss as a primary goal, how do you proceed from a […]