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 ~ I most definitely subscribe to this mindset. Track is the perfect environment to train students of all ages, to help them develop their craft in all facets from technical running form, to pacing precision to u
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 ! Don't get me wrong, beach cruisers are fun, they are great, they are just not completely efficient or fast ! I should definitely know as we live within close proximity to the beach, always have and we always own them.. But they are built for comfort not speed. Clearly not a bike going to be used by the Professional riders of the Tour De France.. those bikes have many many gears to allow for changing conditions, elements both created by their human opp
Life in the Fast Lane ~ I love to run roads, I do, I love hitting the track but I also love to hit the trails and the country roads...the trails provide fabulous rich air quality and of course shade to help with those summer scorcher days...of course one has to be careful of poison ivy if one is allergic and especially careful of ticks in the summer time but you can assist here by wearing a three quarter tight and 3/4 length sleeved tech shirt.. Make sure you know where you a
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 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 ! #SebastianCoe #eldragon #fasterrunning #uk #SteveOvett #professionalrunning #Olympics #OlympicMile #1984Olympics #Miler #TheRedOval #Runningracing #speedwork #Sheffield #PeterCoe
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
Life in the Fast Lane Running teaching is so much more than limited to the 'sport of running'.. I work with all levels of runner of course and love doing so but I am always equally delighted and excited to work with young developing athletes from other sports such as basketball, baseball, lacrosse and of course soccer...teaching the art of proper running to a soccer player has such tangible value within the game because the greater the player's running efficiency the less ene