Category Archives: Youth Athletes

Running Form Shaming?

It’s a treat for the everyday runner to get the opportunity to watch elite runners in person. It’s not the same watching on TV or online. Their power, grace, determination and talent are ar more inspiring in person. Ever since … 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┬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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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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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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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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