10 habits of successful competitive runners

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In my time coaching competitive endurance athletes I have learned some truths about what it takes to develop a successful athlete. These are not hard and fast rules or even magic workouts. Instead I would classify these as athletic mentality, habits or even traits.  The mentality, habits or traits that I have found that benefit my runners the most are … Read More

Getting faster the fastest way possible

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I am taking a quote out of context but was once told by a couple of notable cycling coaches that “speed is a byproduct of power and that searching for faster speeds was irrelevant” and that “I should be trying to figure out how to build more power”. Please remember that I am taking a quote out of context here … Read More

Yes you have the time and can afford a coach. I will prove it

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“I need a coach but I can’t afford the cost or time required to work with one.” This is a statement I hear often, very often… Private coaches are often maligned as being an unobtainable luxury in the world of amateur endurance sports. With a wealth of well-written books, articles, podcasts and videos it is believed by many athletes that … Read More

Die Strava Die…

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…Long Live Strava By now as a cyclist and or runner you have likely heard of Strava, which bills itself as a community of athletes from all over the world. The service is deceptively simple to use and I have a love hate relationship with Strava. Depending on the day, the circumstance and the athlete in question is when I … Read More

Sprint Like a Pro – Pt4

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In our previous article on sprinting like a pro I covered when training for sprinting usually begins in a periodized training cycle and when it was best utilized to meet performance goals. I also stated in the last article that it was the last article. Its not, this is the last article. In this article I am going to cover … Read More