How the White Stripes influenced my training philosophy
Jack created a band in a most unusual way. To start, it was minimalist in structure: vocals, guitar, and drums were the only musical ingredients permitted. He intentionally recruited a drummer (his wife Meg) who...Continue
I want to the be the type of person who...
She was about 100 pounds overweight. Unhappy with herself, but willing to give exercise a try. Again. I’ll never forget as she was leaving her first workout, exhausted and face flush she said: "I...Continue
Predicting sport superstars: How well are we doing?
In 2004, the DC United soccer club made United States history by signing the youngest athlete ever to a professional sports contract. At just 14-years-old, Freddy Adu--born in Ghana and moved to Rockland, Maryland when...Continue
Long run recap: Apr 29, 2017
Although I usually log my thoughts after long runs, I'm going to start publishing them on the blog on the off chance that anyone finds them interesting. My weekly long run is the highlight of...Continue
What is High Performance? (13 examples)
High performance... It's got a catchy ring, doesn't it? Admittedly, 'High Performance' is a bit of a buzzword these days. We're not the only program to adopt the term as part of our branding. It's...Continue
4 ways to get your mind right for training
As coaches, we often give similar programs out to similar people, only to see completely different results and clients who walk away with totally different experiences. While there are certainly genetic factors that play into...Continue
Training update: Simple lessons learned (and re-learned)
Seven weeks in to training for my 50-miler. Overall, things are good. I'm building volume and am able to handle (and recover from) longer and longer runs, my speed is increasing, and I'm losing bodyweight....Continue
How Einstein changed my training philosophy
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein It’s easy to over complicate things and get seduced by the idea that “different” means “better.” I think at times, getting lost...Continue
Consistency isn't enough: 3 different things fit people do
"What kinds of weight loss results can I expect in six months?" I was asked this by a brand new client the other day. It's a difficult question to answer, but it is a fair...Continue
The 7 deadly training sins beginners constantly make
There are a ton of misplaced training concepts that I wish some people would just let go of. It's not that these ideas are necessarily wrong or bad, they're just not the most useful things...Continue