I shared in a guest post at a friend’s web site last year about a story of one of my toughest Road Races when I first started racing. It was about how I decided I wasn’t a very good climber and how I just couldn’t seem to do well when the roads turned up. My coach was out riding the … Read More
Amateur endurance athletes enter into competition for many reasons and in all cases our actions getting there speak volumes about our desires, work ethics and sometimes our emotions. I hope that the tragedy that unfolded at the 2013 Boston Marathon does not deter you from your dreams, desires, hopes wishes and prayers as a runner. Please do not let the … Read More
We need a support structure to cope with the stresses of everyday life add what we do to our bodies as athletes and you will need even more support. I am not suggesting that you need a sports psychologist but I am suggesting that you remember not to get to wrapped up and forget about friends, family and loved ones. I know that this seems like an impossible task when you work 40 hours a week, train 6-20 hours a week and have a family or significant other in your life.