Tag Archives: Racing

Perspective on NOT Running – Another Reframe

Sometimes we get so close to situations, activities or relationships that our view becomes skewed. I recently posted about reframing. This is a mental game skill that helps us cope with situations by purposely seeing them from a different light, … Continue reading

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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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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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Teens and Marathons – Do They Mix?

I was wondering if it is safe for a healthy, athletic 14-year-old to participate in a full-marathon. He has a training program that he has researched and plans to follow. He currently is on a club swim team and rides … 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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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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Elevate Running Camp 2011 – Summer Retreat

There are still slots available in both the youth and adult camps. We already have 6 states represented (Runners from 8 different states attended last year.) Sign up now – the deadline is coming! The youth camp (8th-12th grades) will … Continue reading

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Throw your GPS away when racing!

This post is inspired by a great conversation with one of my runners after we discussed his past couple marathons (including Boston – well done Rob). There have been a number of blog posts on the accuracy of GPS units … Continue reading

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