November 17, 2019

What is “tough?”  Almost every athlete who I have ever worked with has indicated a desire to be “tough” with regard to completing their workouts.  Usually, they associate this word with working hard or feeling a high level of perceived exertion. While this certainly is...

November 12, 2019

And I don’t mean Thanksgiving or Christmas either. I’m talking about my training holiday.

I finished my A race in September. From the time I can remember, I always used November as a “down” time. When I was rowing it was the time I was made to take a break. My college...

October 28, 2019

This time of year is a great opportunity to reflect and refresh. For most multisport athletes, the offseason (out of season, or whatever you term it)  has begun. While this makes for a good time to look back and take stock of your year, my focus in this article is to d...

August 22, 2019

How many of you squeezed your eyes shut and yelled “Nooooooooo!!!!!” when you saw rest and recovery was up for discussion? Well, it’s not up for discussion, they both need to happen. In my years of racing and coaching, I’ve found there are two types of athletes when it...

July 1, 2019

The DNF happened. For whatever reason. It could have been a planned DNF (read Coach David’s article from last week), in which case, you may have already dealt with the mental and physical issues surrounding the DNF.

The DNF decision (made for you or made by you) can fee...

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