Gold Medal Secrets:  Genetics vs Persistance

Gold Medal Secrets: Genetics vs Persistance

I’m often amazed at the amount of physical talent go unrecognized each day.  Athletes of all shapes and sizes that have every tool necessary to shatter mediocrity, yet something prevents them from ever recognizing their own ability.  Sometimes there are very real reasons that impede progress, but mostly there are a lot of excuses.

The Power of a Coach

The Power of a Coach

I’ve had the good fortune of training with a lot of great coaches, though none of them would ever consider themselves great.  My college track coach, Carl Wallin, is no exception.  I didn’t always make it easy for him, as I can’t remember all the “closed door sessions” we had in what must have seemed Read more about The Power of a Coach[…]

What’s the difference between a workout and a training program?

What’s the difference between a workout and a training program?

Great question.  One that I’ve been asked more times than I can remember.  Workouts are one-day affair.  In pop culture a workout is usually designed to completely thrash you.  Think any popular fitness class.  Some of the workouts may resemble those done as part of a training program.  The biggest difference is there really is Read more about What’s the difference between a workout and a training program?[…]