Interesting vs. Effective

Too often athletes and coaches try to make workouts interesting at the expense of effectiveness.  Roughly 80% of training should be sustained low to moderate intensity, so these workouts don’t need to be dressed up with all sorts of variation in intensity.  For the other...

Read More

Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever

Right now, many athletes are taking stock of their current fitness and coming up with a plan to prepare for the 2019 season. This often means setting goals which is a topic we have covered numerous times in the past. Maybe you have kept up...

Read More

Growth Mindset

In the past few years I have given several talks about the importance of failure as a vital component of success.  My story of becoming XTERRA World Champion at age 37 on my 15th try was not a direct line of achievement but a series...

Read More

Time to Rest, or Time to Get Back to Work?

Time to rest, or time to get back to work? This time of year is one of the most difficult times of the year to consistently get in your workouts with crazy holiday schedules, less daylight and poor weather conditions. Many athletes make the mistake of...

Read More

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

Planning for your “A” race is not like planning for any other race of the season. It is the race you have been looking toward and training for all year so naturally it is going to be more stressful. Coming up with a good race...

Read More

Stay in Your Lane

To the athletes we coach, Yaro and I talk a lot about the importance of dialing in the proper intensity. Ultimately, the goal is to deliver the right kind of training load to stimulate improvement but when we review athlete workouts, too often we see...

Read More

You Are What You Repeatedly Do

With the Pan American Championships less than two weeks away and the World Championships rapidly approaching in less than two months many athletes are hoping to have their best race. They are looking at their training and performances to this point and deciding what it...

Read More