Category Archives: Running Records

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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Hard-Easy – Not Just for Workouts

Nick Symmonds is pursuing goals this year in an “off” year. He accurately states, “This upcoming year is what we in the professional track and field world call a “down year.” We work in Olympic cycles, meaning our aim 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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Keep Race Results in Perspective

It’s important to be passionate about what you do. Wanting and striving to be the best we can be; breaking PRs – running further faster – beating opponents – winning medals – gathering t-shirts. But keeping race performances in perspective … Continue reading

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A Streaking Role Model

Awhile ago I wrote about streak running. Streakers try to keep their running streaks alive. It can be a source of goal orientation and motivation. However, it also can easily become an obsession. The line is actually clearer than you … Continue reading

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