Log: Week of Nov 10, 2014

Log: Week of Nov 10, 2014
Two weeks ago I had my unloading week, so this was the first week back in full. Due to the snow and ice, I’ve moved all of my quality work onto the treadmills, which is better than not doing them at all or risking falling. I also enjoy running on the treadmill, and will often do 1 of the 2 daily runs indoors. Something I’ve really [...]

My Job as a Coach

My Job as a Coach
Let’s play some Jeopardy. Job descriptions for $100 Here’s the clue. “Tells an athlete what to do.” What does a running coach’s job? Sorry, incorrect! —– Most people that are not coaches may assume that the main job of a coach is to tell their athletes what to do, however this can not be farther from [...]

Athlete Race Report

Athlete Race Report
Miles, an athlete of mine from Fargo, was gracious enough to write a race report from his fall Boston Marathon qualification!  Sioux Falls Marathon Recap: You’re Late! Non-runners (and non-marathoners, for that matter) can’t comprehend the ups and downs of marathon training. Over the last two years (of a three-year running career) I put on m [...]

Training Log: Oct 13-19, 2014

Training Log: Oct 13-19, 2014
Last week was quite solid, being the first full 7 day period back in training. One training characteristic I am experimenting with is splitting my easy days into two short runs rather than one single. While it has only been a week, I’ve quite enjoyed the double days. There are multiple benefits that I’m seeking from this type of [...]

3 Books

3 Books
For those who are attempting to become as adept at their sport as possible. This post is for those like me, who are trying to become the best runner they can. I wrote this for the people who schedule their days around their training, not the other way around. I was staring at my bookshelf the other day, and thought to myself, “if I coul [...]

How Online Coaching Works

How Online Coaching Works
When I first moved to Rapid City during the late summer of 2014, I met a lot of new runners at the group runs. One of the first questions to always come up is, “What do you do?” I am both the Social Media Coordinator for SKORA Running and an online running coach. My answer is usually that I coach runners, since it’s simply e [...]

What makes a good coach?

What makes a good coach?
Recently on a forum I got called out for having a 3:19 marathon PR and being a coach. Now, I actually took no offense from his comment and I don’t think he was being disrespectful. I even sent him a message letting him know, and apologizing for the rude comments from others. No fault to them either, I think they took it more to heart t [...]

Want VS Need

Want VS Need
Lately I have been trying to change my mindset about things in running that I want vs items that I need. The main focus of this internal discussion has been thinking about a GPS. Currently, and for the past few years I’ve either been using my iPhone in an armband or a Suunto Footpod. Well the footpod is useless here in the mountains an [...]

An athlete give her thoughts on havin...

An athlete give her thoughts on having a coach.
And athlete of mine just wrote an article at her blog about working with me as a coach. It was really neat to hear what she had to say Please check it out! There is no better way to establish an actual running routine than to have someone putting in the time and effort to design your personal running schedule.  I was a big fan of “tr [...]

Key Workout: Specific Endurance

Key Workout: Specific Endurance
This may be the most scenic road race in South Dakota, start to finish there is a great view! The Workout: 20km @ 90% goal half marathon pace (gp= 6:06 / 3:47) The Result: 21.1km @ 6:27 / 4:00 pace (downhill), 6:38 grade adjusted pace Desi, a couple friends, and myself went camping near Spearfish on Saturday. I took advantage of us being near [...]

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