5 Tips For Coaching Through The Pandemic

These are stressful times – no doubt about it. From an endurance sports perspective, with very few in-person events being held and not knowing what 2021 is going to look like in regard to the race calendar, there are a lot of unknowns. However, despite the current climate of things, athletes are still being coached […]

The Value of Easy and Hard Days

As an endurance sports athlete for over 25 years and as a coach for over 20, there is one training mistake that I’ve found most all athletes (including myself) make at some point or another. As the founder of UESCA, I’ve also heard this from plenty of our coaches Athletes don’t go easy enough or […]

Hesitating To Start Your Coaching Practice? 4 Truths You Need To Hear!

I get asked with some frequency what is needed to start a coaching practice. This question is often asked by those that have been ‘sitting’ on the idea of starting a coaching business, or have started the process but haven’t launched. While I could discuss the specifics such as legal business formations, coaching software options, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

9 Reasons Why Your Race Sucked

1. DIDN’T PREPARE FOR THE CONDITIONS When dealing with mother nature, anything and everything is possible. Whether it be rain, extreme heat/cold, wind, etc… there is no shortage of weather related things that can arise on race day. As such, training in these conditions so that you know how to dress, how your body will […]