Category Archives: Excuses not to run

Skipped Workouts – Substitute Workout Rubric

As a coach, over the years I have often been asked things like: Can I double up on workouts if I skip a day? What happens when I’m going to be traveling a whole week with limited workouts? If I … Continue reading

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Snowboarding Mental Toughness – Goes for All

A USA Today article¬†once again underscored not just the importance of ¬†your mental game but that it is a difference maker. Talking about a young phenom snowboarder (Ayumu Hirano), “If you want to look at him and other great riders … Continue reading

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Top 4 Mental Game Barriers for Endurance Athletes – Part I

Ask any endurance runner what part of marathoning or ultramarathoning is mental and the answers are as variable as the people you ask. While one runner will state with certainty “it’s 90% mental” another will equally assertively state “it’s 10% … 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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Finish it!

Finishing a competition sounds simple and pretty basic. You start. You perform. You finish. It amazes me how many athletes “blow it” by letting up or putting on a show. It’s not just undisciplined it’s lazy, sloppy and insulting to … Continue reading

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Road to Return to Action – Starts with Clear Goals

One of the keys to expediting a return to your sport while injured or sick is our attitude and mental focus. It has been shown that those who demonstrate a more positive outlook and learn to focus on controlling the … Continue reading

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Injuries, Illness, Rehab, Comebacks and the Mental Game

Two thirds of all runners and triathletes will be injured this year necessitating at least a couple weeks off as a result. Numbers can be higher in contact sports. How do you handle it? How do you help others handle … Continue reading

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