Archive for April, 2013

Run Like You’ll Never Run Again

Run Like You’ll Never Run Again

I had a wonderful session with one of my mental game coaching athletes last week. She is a master’s track and field athlete specializing in the sprints. She also happens to be one of the top ranked sprinters in her age group in the country and a multiple-medalist at the Indoor Masters Track championships. We […]

Skins: Essentials Compression Socks

Skins: Essentials Compression Socks

I have spent the better part of the last four years testing out various brands of compression socks. I have been a firm believer in them since the day I started running four years ago. I never really paid attention to the health benefits; it was simply as a tribute to my dad who had […]

The Top Four Mental Barriers For Endurance Athletes

The Top Four Mental Barriers For Endurance Athletes

Ask any endurance runner what part of marathoning or ultra running is mental and the answers are as variable as the people you ask. While one runner will state with certainty “it’s 90% mental” another will equally assertively state “it’s 10% mental”. The truth is no one has THE answer. And the answer will differ by […]

Help Jay Danek Win The Great Sponsorship Giveaway

Help Jay Danek Win The Great Sponsorship Giveaway

When I saw that First Endurance had created “The Great Sponsorship Giveaway” I started planning how this sponsorship would alter my training and take me to greatness, similar to how I plan weekly to disburse my lottery winnings (that I know I have little or no chance of receiving too). But my plans were quickly […]

Mandatory Trail Work, i.e. Volunteer Service Requirements

Mandatory Trail Work, i.e. Volunteer Service Requirements

My son and I recently spent ten exhausting hours with three other volunteers performing trail maintenance on the Highline Trail #31 in the Tonto National Forest near Pine, Arizona. The Highline Trail is home to Zane Grey 50 Mile Endurance Run, regarded as the toughest, roughest and most beautiful 50 mile trail run in the […]