Jenny Simpson – World 1500 Meter Champion – on Dealing With Disappointment

Here’s an excellent interview for those of you who must deal with athletes who have experienced a disappointing performance…and what coach hasn’t dealt with that situation! In fact, it’s so relevant that you might want to email a link to Continue reading Jenny Simpson – World 1500 Meter Champion – on Dealing With Disappointment

Sun and Mud and a Spring Day and Just Having Fun

At last! After long winter months of running in school hallways. After endless hurdle drills on linoleum and cement. After dreary, dark training runs on icy roads—Spring had sprung. We were finally the recipients of a beautiful, sunny Spring day, Continue reading Sun and Mud and a Spring Day and Just Having Fun

PaceTrek Program Gets Students Moving

If you’re looking for a way to motivate your students to walk or run on a regular basis, check out the PaceTrek.com website.  Founder Paul Staso has developed a series of events in which he takes students on a virtual Continue reading PaceTrek Program Gets Students Moving

Why Are There No Timeouts in Endurance Sports?

I watched a basketball game this weekend, in which play was stopped over and over again for timeouts. There were so many timeouts that the final 30 seconds of the game took five minutes to complete. Typical comments from commentators Continue reading Why Are There No Timeouts in Endurance Sports?

Running While You Study – Not As Crazy As it Sounds

I once coached a student-athlete who had the most peculiar study habits. Like many students, she often found herself falling asleep shortly after opening her books. Her solution to this problem was unique. She began studying during exercise sessions. She Continue reading Running While You Study – Not As Crazy As it Sounds