Showing posts from January, 2013

A Note To My Athletes On Recovery

Below is a note that I sent my athletes today.  I thought you could all benefit.

Recovery - 
As driven individuals, it's easy for us to all focus intensely on getting every single training session done.
"Did I hit the watts? Did I run fast enough? Did I go long enough?
The above are all things that I hear or have thought, more than one time.  While it's important to push hard, focus on the intervals, etc during your "key" training sessions, it's just as important to be as focused on your recovery.
An analogy that works well for people is to view a key workout as Point A and view your next key workout as Point B. The objective for you as an athlete, MOST of the time, it recover as well as you can between those training sessions.  If you arrive at Point B with more stress and fatigue than you are suppose to have, your session will either not go well, or you will see the effects down the road during subsequent key workouts.
I believe that you should view your key wor…

2013 Ahead, Enough Said!

I have thought a lot about what I wanted to say in this year-end recap and there is no way to get it all into one blog, so I am going to grab the highest, lowest and most powerful happenings of the last year. Throughout it all, this year more than any other, I have learned more about myself as a person, as well as what I need to be happy and lead a fulfilling life. 

So let's get into it...

Coaching -

My athletes have become an even bigger passion for me; whether it's creating their training plans, being at practice, listening to or reading about their breakthroughs, it's become something else that gets me out of bed in the morning.

I have found I have a gift and a passion somewhere that I never would have guessed. I have also found that I learn far more from my athletes, than I could ever teach them, to me they are the definition of greatness.  

There are big things coming this next year and I couldn't be more excited; athletes doing it for their first time, athletes breaki…