October 9, 2018

‘Life in the Fast Lane’ 

   Twenty eight years ago I was three weeks out from participating in my first marathon, the New York Marathon circa 1990. I say participating as I think of it as disingenuous to say I was racing it. Don’t misunderstand me. I do not mean to...

August 13, 2018

Life in the Fast Lane

A good friend of mine and former elite training partner Danny G, an excellent California High School track & XC coach described the environment of track as 'Carnegie Hall' ~ elite, high line and precise and road training and racing as Rock n Roll ~...

May 23, 2018

 Life in the Fast Lane !

     Outside of a mastery of the science of the particular sport one is coaching (in our case distance running) one of the most, if not the most important responsibility and indeed necessity of any coach is to teach and not use the ath...

Life in the Fast Lane !

     Declaration of intent !!


   We are connected by a common bond of being competitive athletes. We share in the pain and the elation of “Daring to Fail”. “Declare your intent” to yourself and to those who take inte...

May 10, 2018

The drive phase and horizontal flight path of a professional triathlete

Life in the Fast Lane

 Work on your craft of the midfoot strike, work towards perpetuated motion with great posture and focus on pushing not pulling, remain as horizontal in direction as possible and...

Life in the Fast Lane

Racing is more than just stepping to the line !!

Racing is more than just the sum of the parts of training….
I believe we can draw 25-35% more out of ourselves on race day than we can with any training session. How do we explain that? Some of that %...

April 10, 2018

Life in the Fast Lane

I was on the track recently with a young student that I coach. We were executing a speed interval workout together..During one of the recoveries I happened to comment, as her times continue to reach new levels, that this is a process of discovery~...

April 3, 2018

Life in the Fast Lane

    In the mid nineties I co-founded the Iron Maiden's Women's Running Group in Santa Cruz, California. It offered a safe developmental environment of camaraderie and professional coaching to female runners of all levels.. The timing was fortuitous...

February 18, 2018

Try Your Best To Be…Injury Free!

     Life in the Fast Lane 

   As many of you know I am currently training for the Boston Marathon but just recently ran into a low level Achilles tendonitis issue. I was not worried, it was just a twinge but I knew I had to nip it in the...

February 7, 2018

 This is an issue that has been pervasive for decades to many segments of the population and although more commonly associated with females and female athletes it is by no means exclusionary to the male or male athlete population.

    I am not a registered dietician or...

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