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 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 ~ 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 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 I have been a professional running coach for some twenty-two years now...to say that my running career commenced in humble beginnings is an understatement of significant proportions....an unexpected 5k race in Van Cortland in the Bronx NY in the Fall of 1989 arranged in cloak and dagger fashion by my sister Nicole led to a year later,somehow, someway (you know the story by now) a humbling, humiliating crushing 4.41 New York Marathon that figuratively (an
Life in the Fast Lane How many Boston Marathon legends can you name here? (and NO I am not including yours truly in that statement/question!) As many of you know about me I started my running career a long long way away from the Boston Marathon, literally and figuratively.. Prior to my first Marathon completed in New York in 1990 in 4.41.43 Bob Glover in his excellent book 'The New Competitive Runner's Handbook' had brought me up to speed on the lore, tales and legends of the