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 % is simple enough, rest, fueling, adrenaline etc but a great deal of it is the unknown and the unexplainable… it just is what it is !
However more and more I see the pressure of people attaching their self e
Life in the Fast Lane It was the summer of 1997, a hot day on the blue oval at San Jose City College in California. I was a developing runner under the tutelage of Coach Brock running for the Reebok Aggies. The track meet was the USA National Masters (and submasters) Championships.. I was relaxing on the infield under a canopy when I heard the meet announcer call the Men's 200 meter final for the 80 year age group...although it was just one race of many races that afternoon
Life in the Fast Lane Welcoming in 2018 (and Happy New Year to all of our Run Tall, Run Easy 'Life in the Fast Lane' blog readers around the globe) here on the East Coast of the USA , at least in the NorthEast we have been in the grip of a frigid cold spell for a week or so now which has seen many a runner turn without hesitation to the hotel, gym or home based basement treadmill.. I am not going to lie, I get it, contrary to popular misconception I am not stupid (at least no
Life in the Fast Lane ! Good afternoon and I trust all is great with you and your running in whatever part of the world you may be reading my blog for this day September 14th, 2017. I try in the majority of my writings to my reading audience to teach lessons either directly or indirectly, meaning a teaching through something I have done in my running (indirectly) or the sport and science in general (directly)..today I am not so sure what the lesson is or if there even is one,
Life in the Fast Lane As a former competitive runner for many years and now as a professional coach I have come to realize that there are many aspects, many elements, many factors that separate those with talent that fall short of maximizing their potential with those that fully ascend to the very limits that their DNA will afford. But perhaps, just perhaps I have to come to realize that at the forefront of this separation or fork in the road is the ability to 'live on the ot
Life in the Fast Lane Come join tomorrow us for our Fist Annual Run Tall, Run Easy 'Summer' Track Relays at Harold G. Bennett Antrim School, 401 Niblick St, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ Saturday July 15th, 8am. Family friendly~ good competition and great fun ! A perfect way to start your summer weekend ! There will be relay race distances to choose from suitable for all members of your family...Totally free- bring a friend ! #TheRedOval #track #Relays #middledistance #4x100 #4x4
Life in the Fast Lane An email from July 11th 2017 reprinted with permission of the Author: Hi GP-
Strangely enough I came across our first emails this morning, exactly one year after the fact!
I wanted to take the time to recognize this and share some of our accomplishments together!
The last 365 days:
1,726 miles run
Achieved our first goal with a BQ in tough conditions in Philly, while dealing with less than ideal real life issues
8x400s -20s or so off lap time
Life in the Fast Lane I have been a professional running coach for some twenty-two years now...to say that my running career commenced in humble beginnings is an understatement of significant proportions....an unexpected 5k race in Van Cortland in the Bronx NY in the Fall of 1989 arranged in cloak and dagger fashion by my sister Nicole led to a year later,somehow, someway (you know the story by now) a humbling, humiliating crushing 4.41 New York Marathon that figuratively (an
Life in the Fast Lane As an athlete and perhaps even more so as a coach I am drawn to other areas of life for inspiration, learning and education as well as to sporting accomplishments and abilities of others..I look to these other vocations, professions and artists as lessons and teaching tools for my sons as well as for my students... In this accompanying video I marvel at the expansiveness, inventiveness, creativity, art, skill, confidence, calmness, assuredness, uniquenes
Life in the Fast Lane How many Boston Marathon legends can you name here? (and NO I am not including yours truly in that statement/question!) As many of you know about me I started my running career a long long way away from the Boston Marathon, literally and figuratively.. Prior to my first Marathon completed in New York in 1990 in 4.41.43 Bob Glover in his excellent book 'The New Competitive Runner's Handbook' had brought me up to speed on the lore, tales and legends of the