Tag Archives: Races

Fit or Fast

Most runners harbor some goal of running faster. Some want to go longer but even then most want to do something faster than what they’ve run in the past. One problem is that you can be fit and not fast but … Continue reading

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Dealing with Defeat & Disappointment

As athletes we are goal oriented. Personal Records. Paces. Times. Places. Finishes. We certainly love the benefits of being in shape or being able to do what others only talk about. We enjoy the look on their faces as we … Continue reading

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Professional Runners – No Advertising Allowed

The subject today is something that most age-group runners probably don’t ever think about. Did you know that few runners actually can make a living as a professional runner? Did you also know that the sport of track and field … Continue reading

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Competition is the Test not the Training

Athletes train for days, weeks and months in preparation for key competitions. Athletes set goals months or seasons and years in advance. The training is arduous. Sometimes it’s even tedious. Some of us live for the training and have little … Continue reading

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The 4-Minute Mindset – New Series Coming Soon

Greetings All! Soon I will be releasing a new video blog series called the 4-Minute Mindset. Each segment will focus on one specific aspect of mental toughness – YOUR mental game. From the ability to focus and distractibility; from stress … Continue reading

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Elevate Running Camp 2011 – Adult Camp

Sometimes someone else summarizes points better than I ever could. I’m providing a link to one camper’s review of the recent running camp held in Flagstaff, AZ at Northern Arizona University. Here’s Rob’s take on camp lessons and applications. Enjoy reading … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Pacing Experts

I’ve written on this topic before but when prime examples come up it’s always nice to plug the concept. Pacing – EVEN pacing – for distance runners has been shown to be the most efficient and effective manner in racing … Continue reading

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