‘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
The drive phase and horizontal flight path of a professional triathlete Life in the Fast Lane Work on your craft of the midfoot strike, work towards perpetuated motion with great posture and focus on pushing not pulling, remain as horizontal in direction as possible and do NOT heel strike ! #runtallruneasy #posture #ballet #technique #Development #peacefulwarrior #reducingrunninginjuries #Tipssuggestionsforperformance #simpleadvice #properrunningform #NewYork #Youthrunning #r
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 ! 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 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 After coaching now for twenty two years I am of the firm belief that we are not progressing as a sport. Yes, the numbers are up for sure but so are the level of injuries and the times are getting slower overall. We can debate a number of reasons for this for sure but I want to focus on one main suspect- technology.... My good friend and legendary USA distance runner Dick Beardsley, over lunch with me in Boston one day fifteen years ago regaled me with st
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 ! 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