Category Archives: Confidence

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┬áthe proverbial good, the bad and the ugly. In almost every case there is no malice or … Continue reading

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Lucky Headbands and Lucky Socks = PR!

We all look for an edge – the edge. You know, the one that will get us that cherished victory, a new personal record time or distance. We will even create that edge when it doesn’t exist. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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Stop the Presses – This will kill you!

As many of you know I have a ┬áhard time joining the bandwagon for fads, poor science and bad research studies/interpretations. Alex Hutchinson writes some pretty good stuff for Runners World. Most recently he wrote about a controversial study that … Continue reading

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Running Camp – Can Adults go Too?

Every summer the popular thing to do if you have children is to find camps to send them to. Camps exist for every taste – from cheer, to leadership, to knitting, to soccer to running. But, what about a break … Continue reading

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Strength Workout Before or After Runs?

A common problem with runners integrating weight/strength training and cross-training into their schedules is how to do it without adversely effecting their running program. If running or becoming a better runner is your primary pursuit then here is the answer. … Continue reading

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Top 4 Mental Game Barriers for Endurance Athletes – Part II

This is a continuation on the Top 4 Mental barriers for Endurance Athletes – (part I here). Barrier #2 – “I’ll practice mental toughness on my good days or when I’m ready.” Mental toughness is rarely shown when everything is … Continue reading

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2014Goals – Pursue them Now!

Would you like to give your 2014 a great kick off? Build your mental toughness to sustain motivation for your 2014 goals! Register now for the Goals2014 online four-part seminar. The first session is on Monday, November 25th. For only … Continue reading

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