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 athlete for your own personal gain. It is the responsibility of the coach to develop each individual athlete at the relevant rate to allow for appropriate and safe adaptation. You must tailor the training to the student and not t
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 It is unfortunate that one of the things that is good for my coaching business has to happen at all ! Namely the need for a Medical Professional be it an Orthopedic Surgeon, Podiatrist, Physical Therapist or other to refer me streams of High School and Collegiate athletes that have had their 'motors' exhausted fully at the expense of flaws and weaknesses in their running technique. (Optimal running mechanics). A few years ago in 2007 I gave a lecture to
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 Carnegie Hall is how my good friend and incredible runner Danny G described track and contrasting with road running and racing being more like Rock & Roll.....that imagery and metaphor works for me... The message and purpose of today's 'Life in the Fast Lane' blog is to convey that a track is a phenomenal place to train and race for sure but also that it is to be respected but not feared...if runners think or find it boring then quite frankly they are ju
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 Declaration of intent ! Athletes, 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 interest in what you are doing. If you pin a race number on, then do not make any preemptive excuses about this tweak or that tweak, this sprained ankle or that dodgy hamstring.......if they are issues, do not pin the number on! If you make the