10 habits of successful competitive runners

Runners

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

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 – part 3

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In the last article (pt2) I covered the training factors involved in sprinting and give prescriptions on how to improve your sprint. In this article I am going to cover the time and timing of sprint training. What do I mean by the time and timing of sprint training? The energy and muscles that allow us to deliver crushing sprints … Read More

Sprint Like a PRO! – part 1

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Cyclists of all levels will eventually need to or at least want to sprint better. However not everyone thinks they are a good sprinter. While you may not be genetically gifted or even all that fast, sprinting can become a necessary part of your riding. Cyclists will inevitably ride in town and need to sprint to get around other cyclists, … Read More

Specificity is required to win

Acurate Heart

As a coach I am constantly trying to find solutions for improving performance in my athletes. After reviewing the data from training and racing results from a myriad of athletes; has lead me to some simple truths on helping athletes meet and exceed their goals. One of these truths is that to be successful, athletes must train with specificity!!!!!! I … Read More