Things coaches and runners say and what they really mean

Runners often wonder what their coaches actually mean when they say certain things, and vice versa. Both have large repertoire of sayings that they use when they want to talk in code language. Often they say one thing and mean another. To clear up any confusion this article is a handy guide to help you interpret what coaches and runners really mean. Continue reading “Things coaches and runners say and what they really mean”

Making The Shift From Good To Great In Running

What if I told you that you could learn something about your running to take you from good to great – from the world of business? Jim Collins best selling book on leadership ‘Good To Great’ analysed the difference between ‘good’ companies and ‘great’ companies and what set them apart. It has some worthwhile transferrable concepts to apply to running. As a coach I observe plenty of evidence that ‘good’ can be the enemy of ‘great’. Runners are not able to fulfil their potential when they settle for ‘good’ over ‘great’. Perhaps Jim can help us make that shift. Continue reading “Making The Shift From Good To Great In Running”

Is Kudos Killing Runners?

“In short, Strava is it right now—the only app that serious runners and cyclists need to bother with.” So says Mat Gross the author of the article ‘How Strava became the only fitness app that matters’*.  Judging by the amount of my fellow run club members on Strava I would have to agree. But is it helping or hindering runners in their quest to realise their potential? Continue reading “Is Kudos Killing Runners?”