How To Deal With Coaching Burnout

In respect to sports, burnout is most associated with athletes. But coaches can burnout too! While some coaches coach full-time, for most of us, coaching is a side-gig born out of our passion for our sport and the desire to help others. As such, coaching tasks such as updating schedules and athlete emails/phone calls often […]

Do Self Professed ‘Slow Runners’ Need Interval Training?

As a coach, I get this question with some frequency. It usually goes something like this… “I’m training for a marathon and I don’t plan on running any faster than a 10 min/mile pace. So why do I need to do intervals?” Fair question to be sure… and this question is the crux of the […]

How To (Successfully) Integrate Strength Training With Running

A workout program should combine both cardiovascular and resistance training elements. This is not new news and for most non-competitive athletes, this is can be done easily and without much issue. However, when you bring into the conversation areas such as peaking, recovery days and tapers… this integration gets a bit tricker. Before we go […]

Stop Training Your Clients Like You Train Yourself!

Do 12 reps of double box jumps like me – it’ll improve your finishing kick! You get your best results by training hard on back-to-back days followed by two consecutive easy days. After you know that this training structure works best for you, you integrate it into all of your clients’ programs. Why? Because if […]

Why You Need To Prehab

We train for, and compete in endurance sport events for a lot of reasons including competition, camaraderie and health benefits. While it’s second nature to focus on preventing illness via exercise and healthy eating, aside from hitting up the foam roller a few days a week, athletes often do not focus on injury prevention but […]

Should You Train Through a Cold?

As we approach what is typically referred to as ‘cold season,’ a common question often arises – “Should I train through a cold?” This question often results in as many theories as, ‘which running shoes are best?‘ Some of the most common responses to ‘the training through a cold question’ are: Yes, but not if […]

Is This The Best Running-Specific Exercise?

Google ‘Running Cross-Training’ or ‘Running Drills’ and you’re bound to find some common exercises/drills… Squats Lunges Box Jumps Strides Fartleks etc… WHY IS THIS IN MY PROGRAM? When integrating an exercise or drill into a running program, the first question to ask is, “Why?” First off, every element of your program should have a purpose. […]

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Even if you don’t know what DOMS stands for, you’ve most likely experienced it. DOMS stands for “Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness” and is typically associated with an individual experiencing mild to severe muscle pain within 24-48 hours of exercising. While some people view DOMS as a sign of a good workout, others dread it. Regardless, understanding what causes DOMS […]

Strength Training – Use it or Lose it

  It’s November and for a lot of us endurance athletes (and clients), this begins the off-season period of our training. While there are a lot of things that you should be doing during the off-season, like catching up on Netflix shows and having that extra scoop of ice cream, it’s also the time to […]

7 Things To Know About Integrating Strength Training Into Your Running Program

There is no doubt that when done properly, strength training elicits positive training adaptations for runners. However, the question that often arises is how does one properly strength train, and more specifically, how should one best integrate running and strength training? Listed below are seven tips on how to best integrate running and strength training […]