Coaching is easy when everything is on a roll. You just get in a groove and click it off. It’s magical and easy. However, when things are going well, we always fall trap to what I call default mode thinking.
This is likely to be a long rambling and disjointed rant. For this I apologize. How and when you learn something matters It seems like information should be information, after all facts are facts. It shouldn’t matter when we learn
Too much stress, not enough recovery and our body is primed for a state of injury, illness, or worse, burnout. It’s a simple, but largely true, way to look at the world of training. We know there’s this sweet spot
The Myth of losing speed The 800m is perhaps the most interesting distance to coach. It’s always intrigued me from a coaching standpoint because, unlike the 10k for example, the ways in which an athlete can train to cover the
One of my favorite conferences to attend and present at every year is Vern Gambetta’s GAIN symposium. The reason I love it so much is simple. It challenges you. You don’t just go to GAIN to nod along and get
One of the reasons I recommend grad school, is not for the classes, but for the informal theorizing sessions you have with classmates and professors. Even several years after being out of school, I still look back to some of
The Multiple directions approach: One particular thing I notice from athletes or coaches, and a trap I fell into early in my coaching career, is you start to pigeonhole workouts to develop particular qualities. For instance, if high-end aerobic endurance
I’m going to be a bit ambitious here and try and break down the process that is training. If you read my last post on stress, hopefully you realized the myriad of factors that might affect training and adaptation. What I