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
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 nutritionist, let's get that out there right away, and this blog is not intended as nutritional advice but simply editorial.'Life in the Fast Lane' is my blog, my opinion and my take. This take is intended to editor
Life in the Fast Lane ! There are elements to our sport of competitive running that are complicated, the intricacies of controlling the mind and body whilst excluding distractions for example but there are elements that are very simplistic. There is no need for a plethora of complicated equipment to be able to run but there are also elements, or more specifically runners that take the simple and make it complex for no reason. The professional runner, the Kenyan runner for doe
Life in the Fast Lane "I don't have time to strength train" is a complaint that I hear a great deal from my athletes and students ! My answer is always the same "If you want to succeed to the best of your ability as a runner, you cannot afford not to strength train"...but it does not have to take all day, nor should it.....but with few exceptions (and this includes busy Corporate exec types that spend hours on a plane each week) there are few people that cannot find a little
Racing to The Rocking Chair.... In the wonderful text book ‘Coaching Mental Excellence’ by Vernacchia, McGuire and Cook, the authors explain that “sport and sport participation are highly valued in our society”. They go on to say that “to be identified as an athlete or as being athletic, is a prized and coveted aspiration of many persons”. I agree entirely with their summations and in fact take it perhaps a stage further. I believe that to be an athlete is to be “ in the game
Life in the Fast Lane 16 Days of Glory I often express in the Life in the Fast Lane blog that I understand, appreciate and encourage balance. We as fellow runners each enjoy other avenues of pleasure in life whether it be fishing, surfing, traveling, soccer,sports spectating of major American and world sports and of course good social conversation with each other with our friends and good down to earth R&R…….. But let me say, let me reiterate, let me state, that at the end of
Life in the Fast Lane It is understood almost without the spoken word that in sports such as golf or tennis for example that there is an essential need to work on one's technique...often referred to as 'working on your game'.. It has been my observation for as long as I can remember that this could not be further than the truth with little exception in our sport. A major exception being with sprinters and hurdlers who very much work on their technique yet in looking at the di
Life in the Fast Lane... Someone once said 'A picture is worth a thousand words'.. If that is to be believed then a sixty second video is worth a good deal more.... "GP, I just don't have time to read Run Tall, Run Easy", "I really only listen to audio books", "I am a visual learner".....it is indeed my hopes that one day soon Run Tall, Run Easy the video will be available to you but not worry, in the meantime, feast your eyes on this poetry in motion, this moving Picasso...