Overcoming Fear

Fears are something we all have in common, maybe not the fear of the same things, but we have all felt fear at one point in our lives. I recently had the opportunity to do something that I am pretty afraid of.  As much as…

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Mornings or Evenings?

Chances are you are either a morning person or you hate morning people. Well maybe not hate…but you are slightly annoyed by them.  Does it matter whether you work out in the morning or evening? Is one better or worse? That is the question I…

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It’s Not Personal, It’s Business

“It’s not personal, it’s business.” That is the line Tom Hanks said to Meg Ryan in “You’ve Got Mail”. Yea, it is a chick-flick and you may not have seen it, but that scene has always resonated with me. Sometimes, for me, it is difficult…

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Family

I talk a lot about balancing life and endurance training all the time with our athletes. It is by far one of the most difficult challenges I see people struggle with on a daily basis. Sometimes I feel like I juggle things pretty well, but…

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Meal Prep

Eating is something we all have to do every single day. Eating serves the purpose of providing nutrients to our body. However, many of us tend to eat as a relief for an emotional issue. We eat when we are happy, we eat when we…

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Peaking

I have always been fascinated by the human body. More specifically, what the human body is capable of doing. As I have been watching the Olympic Trials, Tour de France, and Wimbledon, it has been so inspiring to see how hard athletes train for one…

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The Athlete In All Of Us

Over the past 11 years I have coached and worked with all different levels of athletes; from beginners to advanced, and everyone in between. The one thing they have in common is they are all athletes. Some of them say to me that they are…

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Milestones

A year ago I was riding my bike on the trainer and watching Phil Keoghan’s documentary, “The Ride”, where he biked across the country on his 40th birthday. I knew then, just turning 39, that I wanted to do something really big for my 40th…

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Perseverance

To persevere, Webster’s defines this as: “to continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success.”   As endurance athletes we hear these words often, “persevere”, “go the extra mile,” and “keep your eye…

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Denial

Denial is a crazy thing in life and can be quite powerful. In all my years in the fitness business, I have seen many people in denial and only the lucky few break free and gain the benefit of learning so much about themselves in…

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