The Four Pillars of Successful Coaching
The best natural runners do not always win, and the best coaches do not always have winning athletes. I requires a mixture of both, where a culture is created that brings out the best in each runner individual — even if they aren’t the most naturally talented.Successful coaching and the relationship between a coach and […]
“I have no time to run”
This, and some minor variations on it, is the sentence I have heard the most in the past 25 odd years. Not only as a reason not to start running at all but also as a reason to skip runs. Nowadays everything in life is scheduled, from work, daily chores, kid’s extracurricular activities, meetings with […]
Elite runners make a lot of sacrifices to reach the top and even more to stay there. “Run, Eat, Sleep, Repeat” may sound fun for the average runner, but if that means missing out on birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekend getaways, etc., it becomes less attractive. Many people wonder where these athletes get the motivation […]
Generic Training Schedules and Self-Proclaimed Coaches
Compared to 20 years ago, thanks to the internet, the amount of information about running is rampant. Training schedules and plans can be easily found, help and information is just a click away… But herein also lays the danger. Not all the available info is correct. I would even say that the majority of all […]
Morning, Day or Evening?
Every runner has his or her prefered time of day for running. Some like to run during the early morning hours, citing they are fresh and therefore able to run faster. Another group uses their break to go for a quick run as they are not too tired yet and it boosts their energy for […]
There is no “i” in “run”.
While we think of running as an individual sport, it has evolved into a team sport. The race results still show the name of the athlete, but around each runner, there are 2 teams. Let’s take a closer look at them. The Club First of all, there are clubs, and most runners are part of […]