December 5, 2019

TRAINING NOTES

As a coach it is my job to teach you now and then so you can think about what you are doing out there.

I realized something last week (or is it that I realized it again). I started running and did the majority of my high level training on rolling hills in...

December 5, 2019

TRAINING NOTES

As a coach it is my job to teach you now and then so you can think about what you are doing out there.

You have probably all heard of the female triad in sport. Did you know that has been tossed out the window for a more comprehensive definition of how ene...

December 5, 2019

TRAINING NOTES

As a coach it is my job to teach you now and then so you can think about what you are doing out there.

This week’s question is:

What effect are you looking for from a long run? 

1) Focus on the physical exertion it extolls.

2) Focus on your mental game.

3) Foc...

December 5, 2019

TRAINING NOTES

As a coach it is my job to teach you now and then so you can think about what you are doing out there. Take a look at these three examples below of different length training samples (1 day, 1 week, and 1 month). Can you tell me anything about their overal...

December 5, 2019

So, I have been writing a newsletter the past year or so and have written weekly on coaching and related subjects. I am going to be bringing them over here for everyone's enjoyment. Just a few at a time though, starting with the oldest. Enjoy! And I hope you learn some...

August 16, 2018

Excuse my absence. I was caught up with summer vacation and a group training (trail running) plan (I still am). I know I have been doing a number of posts on running recently, but what can I say, I love it. I am finally back out there exercising, getting in some mounta...

June 22, 2018

Even before I became a massage therapist I was learning tools to better recovery from life and running. Somethings I even learned from experimentation or on instinct. All you need are a few tools, many of which you carry around with you all of the time. Then start rubb...

May 25, 2018

Winning: Did you do something beyond your comfort zone?

Winning isn't always about coming in first. For most of us it is about pushing our bounderies of comfort and persevering. Day-to-day this may be going farther than you have before or having a breakout workout. Duri...

May 10, 2018

On Being Coached

If it is hard for you to share your feelings, challenges, stresses, or failures you won't get much out of being coached.

May 3, 2018

Dynamic Stretching vs Static Stretching

I often get asked by my massage clients if they should be stretching. The answer is most definitley probably. If it doesn't hurt, go for it! Then the lesson starts. 

There are two types of stretching that one can typically do, dyna...

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Books I Have Read Recently

Origins by Dan Brown

From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty

North by Scott Jurek and Jenny Jurek

Vanishing New York by Jeremiah Moss

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky

Training Essentials for Ultrarunning by Jason Koop

The Brave Athlete by Simon Marshall, PhD & Lesley Paterson

Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Science of Running by Steve Magness

Where The Road Ends by Meghan Hicks & Bryon Powell

The River Why by David James Duncan

A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

The Illegal by Lawrence Hill

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Today We Die a Little! by Richard Askwith

Running To The Top by Arthur Lydiard

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The World Beyond Your Head by Matthew B. Crawford

Quiet by Susan Cain

The Story of The Human Body by Daniel E. Lieberman

Four Million Steps by Tommy Neeson

Racing The Rain by John L. Parker, Jr.

Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall

Run or Die by Kilian Jornet

What Make's Olga Run by Bruce Grierson

Performance Nutrition by Krista Austin & Rob Seebohar

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Once a Runner by John L. Parker, Jr.

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