Tag Archives: Peak Performance

Lessons on Training: Runner-to-Cyclist-to-Runner

Once in awhile an athlete I work with will offer feedback that is articulate, insightful that it needs to be shared with other athletes. The following training learning points come from a cyclist – Gary Smith – who I’ve had … Continue reading

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Finding Ways to Win

Mental toughness: it is not magic and you are not born with it. It is the will to win and the will to put everything on the line and be the very best runner you can be.  It is something … Continue reading

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Positive Thinking – Optimism – And Mental Toughness

“Think it and you can achieve it.” “Positive thoughts bring positive results.” “Likes attract likes – so thinking positive attracts positives.” The Power of Positive Thinking The Law of Attraction The Secret What do those items have in common? Some … Continue reading

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A Weighty Issue

One of my athletes made a comment to me this past week on the topic of body weight and equipment (shoes) – it really stimulated thoughts about athlete behaviors – specifically runners and cyclists and their focus on the lightest … Continue reading

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Miles, Training, Rest & Recovery

Ryan Hall (2:04:55 marathon PR) and #1 marathoner in the US, made interesting comments about his training in a posted interview on a Stanford sports website. These are the kind of comments that often are glossed over by runners – … Continue reading

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Peak Performance Driving – Lessons from Elite Race Car Drivers

[I know that this blog is supposed to be about running. I also cover the mental game of running and racing. But, as a mental game coach I actually work with many sports/athletes – tennis, golf, bowling, baseball, football, basketball, … Continue reading

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