On this week’s Endurance QuickCast Coach Rob talks about when it may be time to quit self-coaching and hire him as your coach. Along the way Coach, Rob dispenses some tips, observations and gives the self-coached athlete some things to think about. Not much in the way of show notes this week as Rob covers his own personal experiences of how he overcame adversity as a self-coached competitive runner, cyclist, and duathlete by hiring a coach early on in his competitive career. He also shares examples of how he has helped his own athletes to gain the confidence to become successful competitive athletes. Coach Rob shares other ways how he can help athletes overcome performance plateaus or training knowledge without actually becoming an athlete’s dedicated coach. Have a listen!
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 fair 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 let’s get started. … Read More
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