Category Archives: Coach Rants

Coach Rants: Follow the plan.

The conversation goes something like this: Athlete: “I had a lousy race. I’m injured. I’m feeling tired. I’m not getting faster.” [take your pick] Coach: “Ok. Well, let’s review what you’ve been doing in your training. How did that ten-mile … Continue reading

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Coach Rants: “But coach, it’s raining!”

  The conversation goes something like this: Athlete:  “It’s supposed to be cold and rainy this weekend. How should I adjust my training?” Coach: “Uh . . . perhaps you should Hasten To Find your Umbrella.“ Athlete:  “My umbrella?” Coach:  “Never … Continue reading

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Coach Rants: Hear you nothing that I say?

The conversation goes something like this: Athlete:  “I want an individual training plan, specific to me and my fitness level, so I can train smart.” Coach:  “Excellent. Let’s  talk about your workouts. We’ll set up a periodized plan—” Athlete:  “Can … Continue reading

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Coach Rants: When an athlete says, “I want to go fast!”

Athletes who have worked with us over several seasons and have done their training as indicated, have usually enjoyed steady improvement and done so without injury. But when we sit down at the end of the year to plan for … Continue reading

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