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 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 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 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 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
Life in the Fast Lane Carnegie Hall is how my good friend and incredible runner Danny G described track and contrasting with road running and racing being more like Rock & Roll.....that imagery and metaphor works for me... The message and purpose of today's 'Life in the Fast Lane' blog is to convey that a track is a phenomenal place to train and race for sure but also that it is to be respected but not feared...if runners think or find it boring then quite frankly they are ju