Today’s session did not go as planned and I know you are upset about it. You were talking about not getting faster, wasting your time, and questioning why you are doing this. This is a normal reaction. I have gone through exactly the same a dozen times and believe me, almost all runners have experienced […]
Including Rest Days In Your Program Improves Your Running. Here Is Why.
Weekly taking a day (or two) off adds value to your training, not only for recreational runners but also for those who enter races on a regular basis. Going outside, being competitive, strengthening our body, boosting our immune system, getting rid of stress, and not to forget, triggering the endorphins and endocannabinoids, which improve your […]
Change the way you set your goals.
Don’t focus on goals that don’t challenge you, are repetitive or are impossible. Instead, focus on small wins and stretch goals. Setting a goal can be a difficult and confusing process for many runners. You want to challenge yourself, but not set yourself up for failure from the get-go. So how do you set a goal […]
The workplace directly influences the physical, mental, social and economic well-being of workers and in turn the health of their families, society and communities.Companies generally only look after the economical and social aspects, partially think about mental health and mostly ignore the physical well-being (except for medical insurances).However, the physical health of your workers plays […]
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 […]
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 […]