‘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 suggest I was running easy or was not trying. Far from it. I just don’t think I knew what racing was and I certainly did not know how to race. Believe me when I tell you I tried with all my heart and I don’t think of i
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 stepped on the starting line for the first time in exactly 1 year on November 26th, 2017. The Navesink Challenge is a 15k that starts right across the street from my parents house (so convenient). I won the race last year and soon after went into a downward spiral of not feeling well, which, if you are just tuning in you can read about in my first blogs. I went in prepared, knowing the course like the back of my hand and having done a couple of tempos
Life in the Fast Lane Good day and welcome to the Life in the Fast Lane blog at www.runtallruneasy.com I apologize as it has been an unusually long time since I have 'put pen to paper' in my blog but here we are today and I trust all is well with you in your corner of this beautiful globe...I am just coming out of my busiest time of the year as a coach so please forgive me ! I am honored in addition to coaching my worldwide Run Tall, Run Easy athletes but to also be the Head
Life in the Fast Lane Training is training and racing is racing. They can be mutually inclusive but they can also be mutually exclusive. There are those that train poorly and race well and there are those that train well and race poorly and of course there are those that train and race well. In short it takes all kinds. The title of today's daily musing is to the point. Time Trials. The very thought can be intimidating but that is self fulfilling ~ they must be intimidatin
Life in the Fast Lane Looking here at the picture of this beautiful red oval reminds me of the inherent challenge associated with mastering its mysteries,its demands and its intricacies. None more so than when running the type of non glamorous grind out intervals that are so feared, yet so essential to a competitive running program. It is not innate for humans to be naturally comfortable in continuous unrelenting mental and physical stressful situations ~at our most base inst
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Life in the Fast lane ! Today's daily musings of a professional running coach over a nice hot cuppa java are related to my reality that the faster or more elite the runner the more intrinsic they are in their mental and physical approach to their training and racing. As an example if we were to sit in the bleachers at the end of a major marathon adjacent to the finish line such as in New York we would notice the considerable difference in the amount of technology (gadgets) w