Consistency ā€“ traits of great athletes

In the last article, I wrote about the traits of great athletes I covered sacrifice. I wrote about how great athletes donā€™t see that what they are doing as a sacrifice, but part of what needs to be done. Prior to this, I wrote about grit and how great athletes use grit to overcome odds. I think that some would … Read More

Age groupers hitting the wall on training weekdays

When endurance athletes are in training and are applying copious volume and intensity they are going to get tired. There is just no way around it. I have written and spoken on the subject many times. However, I have seen several of my age groupers hitting a wall of fatigue when they reach Thursdays. This usually happens in athletes in … Read More

Getting the most out of your visit to a gym

Endurance athletes are the least likely folks to visit a gym. That in itself will be another article but I wanted to start off with how endurance athletes can get the most out of their gym visits. I am a strong proponent of functional strength training for all endurance athletes and this means time spent in a gym lifting weights … 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

Q&A with Coach Rob 2.0

I get asked all kinds of questions from those that I coach and those that follow me on twitter and facebook. From time to time I like to take some of the more interesting questions and answer them. So its that time of the year and I have some great questions so let’s get started. Q. I am just getting … Read More

Kitchen Sink Workouts

I love to read and learn everything I can about endurance sports. A few seasons ago I picked up “Training and Racing With A Power Meter” written by Hunter and Coggan. In this book I learned of a new type of workout, Kitchen Sink Workouts (KS). These workouts were very different from what I had been use to. I had … Read More