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
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 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 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 ~ 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