Category Archives: Illness and Running

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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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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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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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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A Lesson in Plan B Races

For years I have advocated a couple specific elements to enhance distance racing success. 1. Always have a second, third or even fourth back-up race in line in case something goes wrong on that ONE big day you’ve targeted all … Continue reading

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