Category Archives: Challenge

Fit or Fast

Most runners harbor some goal of running faster. Some want to go longer but even then most want to do something faster than what they’ve run in the past. One problem is that you can be fit and not fast but … Continue reading

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Coaches, parents, runners – who needs mental game training more?

I’ve seen a lot over my years of coaching youth runners, directing running camps, working with parents and other coaches. I have indeed seen the proverbial good, the bad and the ugly. In almost every case there is no malice or … Continue reading

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I perform well when…

How often do you say something like the following: I do better when I’m the underdog. I do better when I come from behind. I do better when no one expects me to do well. I do better when I … Continue reading

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Last Best

When did you realize you were never going to run faster? Continue reading

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Bargain Runs

Bargain runs aren’t something you seek out on Black Friday. You could have a bargain run any day. Ever have a workout that you: Loathe doing but know you need it, or Fear doing because you may not complete it, … Continue reading

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A Real Challenge

I really think people take on the wrong challenge. You’ve heard someone say he/she wants to run a certain race for the challenge of it? They love the challenge. Right? It’s actually an interesting claim and one that is misplaced. Follow … Continue reading

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