Are You ‘Fixing’ Your Running Form Like A Rubik Cube?

While I’m well aware that I’m dating myself by asking this question, did you have a Rubik Cube when you were growing up? I did and unlike those geniuses that can take one look at it, get blindfolded and solve it in a matter of seconds… I struggled to even get one side to match! […]

Everything You Need To Know About Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

We’ve all been there. You get back from an awesome run, feel healthy and energized, have a nice dinner, go to sleep and then @$*%#!… you can barely make it down the stairs the next morning (and the morning after that) because it feels like someone shortened your hamstrings by about an inch and then […]

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 […]

IT Band Syndrome – Myths and Facts

Ah yes, iliotibial band syndrome, or ITB Syndrome (ITBS) for short. If you’ve been a runner or cyclist for even a day or two, you’ve likely heard of this term and it being synonymous with pain at the side of the knee. Before we go any further, let’s define what the IT Band is. The […]

“All The Way Through”

I can’t tell you how many times I heard these words while running track and cross-country in college. These words are some of the easiest to say and some of the hardest to do. They refer to pushing all the way through to the end of an interval or workout. Anyone that has ever done […]

5 Things I Learned About Business From Bike Racing

Bike racing is often termed, ‘Chess on Wheels.’ This is for good reason as it is as much a thinking game as it is a physical one. For example, you could train with a much stronger rider on a daily basis and get your doors blown off 9 times out of 10… however, in a […]

Stay In Your Lane

There are many aspects to being a great coach… Reliable. Professional. Knowledgable. Adaptable. The list goes on. However, one aspect of being a great coach that is often left off the list is that of staying in your lane. While this falls under the ‘professional’ category listed above, unfortunately, it is all too often ignored […]

Should I Start A Coaching Business During The Pandemic?

This is a question that both myself and Faith, our coach development director have been getting asked a lot recently. And for good reason. Hardly a day passes without the announcement of another race being cancelled or postponed. There exists an uncertainty about almost everything right now that makes committing to anything seem like a […]

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 […]