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 […]

Overtraining Syndrome and Strategies to Prevent It

You may have felt this before – you’re training hard, putting in countless hours training as your program requires yet your progress is at a stalling point, or getting worse. If this is the case, you may be suffering from Overtraining Syndrome, a common and overlooked phenomenon that affects endurance sport athletes, but can occur in […]

My “A” Race Is Over … Now What?

Transition season

Your Guide To An Enjoyable and Productive Transition Season Having lived on the East Coast my entire life and now residing in New Jersey, fall is upon us and a majority of the big events and races are over in this region. At the time of writing this, there is still the Boston Marathon (rescheduled […]

10 Common Training Mistakes

1. Too Easy on Hard Days, Too Hard on Easy Days This is perhaps the most common training mistake that I see on a regular basis, as well as the most common training mistake that I hear from fellow UESCA coaches. Training intensities at either end of the spectrum typically elicit the greatest physiological responses. […]

Five Reasons Not To Train Like A Pro

I challenge you to find one endurance sports magazine that has not at some point had at least one article on how to train like a professional {insert sport} athlete. This is likely for good reason – I mean who wouldn’t want to run like Sara Hall, ride like Wout Van Aert, swim like Katie […]

Is FOMO Ruining Your Training?

Ah yes… good ole’ FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)! As the founder of UESCA, long-time coach and athlete, I can confidently say that FOMO is one of the key factors for athletes not adhering to training programs, as well as having their progress derailed. Aside from hearing from coaches all of the time about this […]

The Importance of Confidence

As a cyclist and fan of pro cycling, I follow the sport quite closely. One of the biggest names in the sport over the past 10-15 years has been a British sprinter and former world champion by the name of Mark Cavendish. He’s won over 140 races as a professional, with 30 of those wins […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]