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

“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

Adaptability – traits of great athletes

In the last article, I wrote about the traits of great athletes I covered consistency. I wrote about how the best performing athletes are not necessarily born superstar athletes but do everything in training and competition consistently. Prior to this, I wrote about sacrifice and how great athletes make fundamental changes in their lifestyles to meet goals and objectives. Many … Read More

Dealing with injuries head on!

I hope the title of this article motivates you to deal with an injury ASAP. The longer you wait to figure out what the injury is or how it happened the more damage you could be doing! I also urge you to seek information on reputable websites as well as from multiple in-person visits with professionals. It’s a Coach Rob … Read More

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

The title of the article says a lot about me, the people I coach and how a race went down over the weekend that I want to share with endurance competitors. I have had my fare share of obstacles in life to overcome and sports is no different. I have had bad years, good years and great years as an … Read More

Enduring Performance and Age Related Declines Part 2

In part one of this article I brought up my thoughts about age and declining performance and answered a couple of my own nagging questions this season by seeing the performance of masters’ age groupers performing very well in a major Duathlon. I still have a few more questions that I am curious to get answered so lets get started. … Read More

Enduring Performance and Age Related Declines

I am not a fan of spreading Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) but I was beginning to wonder about how long a body can continue to make improvements and take the punishment of training and competing. I am not just a coach I am also a competitive runner, road cyclist and duathlete and every time I feel slower or get … Read More