Feeling good, being uncomfortable and suffering

To me, the three choices a runner has when running a race or a hard workout is to feel good, be uncomfortable or suffer. You can’t suffer in every workout or you’ll either get hurt or start the process of overtraining.  But don’t deceive yourself when it comes to races – you’re going to suffer…

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Podcast 013 – Mike Smith Interview

Mike Smith is a good friend and one of the biggest influences on my coaching.  Obviously you can go straight to the podcast and learn from him, but you might want to read this article he wrote for USATF on the concept of Building a Better Runner first, an article I’ve read and re-read many…

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Work on your Butt then get off your Butt

Quick story. I read a post on Vern Gambetta’s blog sometime in the last year where her criticized football players for doing core work on the ground, the thought being doing a plank or even a crunch isn’t useful when you play the game on your feet. Makes sense, right? …and it also made me…

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