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Dreadmills aka Treadmills – Great Resource

Love them or hate them (dreadmills). Essential to surviving your winters in some semblance of fitness in the north; and ditto to surviving summers in the scorching summers in the southwest. Treadmills. I did a 10 mile run on a … Continue reading

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Mental or Physical Training First?

When athletes and parents come to me to help them with their mental game; I often get the question “when is the best time to start mental game training”. Should you get in shape first and then add mental game … Continue reading

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Top 3 Reasons: You’re Just not Getting Faster

Often I’ll have discussions with runners who state that they just can’t run “fast”. Or, better yet, that the runners who are faster than him or her are “natural” runners. The problem is not that they are not fast or not … Continue reading

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Training Program Mobile Apps – Maybe a Way to Go?

Technology combined with our “need it now” society has really pushed developers to design and produce mobile applications that serve athletes better. Though I believe that coaching is what takes place between the coach and the athlete – not what … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Plan B Races

For years I have advocated a couple specific elements to enhance distance racing success. 1. Always have a second, third or even fourth back-up race in line in case something goes wrong on that ONE big day you’ve targeted all … 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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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  Camp I held @ Northern Arizona University. What exactly did they … Continue reading

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