No, this isn’t a weight-loss challenge– it’s a running mobility challenge. I’m a big fan of a lot of the ideas that come out of the U.K.-based Kinetic Revolution group as they seem to emphasize the same core principles that enlightened physical therapists recommend for their clients. Last night, I signed up for their 30-day challenge, which promises to make me a stronger, healthier runner and only takes 15-20 minutes a day of light exercise before running. Heck, I can do that! If you’re interested in joining me in getting stronger and faster, join me after the break. Continue reading
Years and year ago, Coach Tom (one of my former coaches) recommended that I pick up a copy of Philip Skiba’s Scientific Training for Triathletes. Coach Tom described the book as, “the best book on triathlete training that I have ever read.” Coach Tom is not one for hyperbole so I ordered the book immediately by express mail. Continue reading
There, I said it. I know that there will be many people who will applaud and many others who will scowl at the idea. But it’s something that needs to be said because I think it’s an epidemic and does a real disservice to our sport.
I have had a coach on and off for the last 10-15 years now and I have some pretty strong opinions about how to get the most bang for your buck out of the coaching experience.