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I perform well when…

How often do you say something like the following: I do better when I’m the underdog. I do better when I come from behind. I do better when no one expects me to do well. I do better when I … Continue reading

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Debridement and PRP Report – Achilles Tendon

Here is a post-surgery report in my first follow-up visit. 10 days post operatively I had my follow-up appointment. Pain vs. Discomfort The first 2 days went by quite well with minimal discomfort thanks to the nerve block. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Adult Summer Running Camp 2011

OK, well this is rewarding as well as unexpected… yet hoped for. I have heard loud and clear from just about every attendee from the July 2010 Elevate Running ┬áCamp I held @ Northern Arizona University. What exactly did they … Continue reading

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US Track & Field Olympic Trials – Comments to Ponder

Take a moment and read some quotes from our Olympic Trials. (Most are excerpts from the USATF website where there are many more.) As you read, think about what messages you gain from them. Leave your thoughts on any themes … Continue reading

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Run Focus – Lake Tahoe Relay – How to do it

Regardless of conditioning our focus can make us better or worse. This is an article on a recent race and how it should be done. (Read my next post for how not to do it.) I went into the Lake … Continue reading

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Focus Leads the Way

Focus – the ability to concentrate on a given subject – is a funny thing. (By the way, focus and concentration are used interchangeably.) I hear comments from coaches and parents in many sports telling their athletes things like – … Continue reading

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Performance and Comfort Zones

In sports psychology a comfort zone is a zone in which an athlete continues to perform at a level which may not be indicative of their capabilities. They find it difficult to reach that next “breakthrough.” Sometimes it shows when … Continue reading

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