Coach’s Corner – The Perfect Season

After living in LA for 5 years I had started to forget the many different meanings to the word “season”. In SoCal, regardless of the application, the season is always perpetual. The weather is always consistent and has only slight variations. The racing goes year round between multiple disciplines so there is always somewhere to […]

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Coach’s Corner – Driven to Win

With the Elite World Championships starting tomorrow, and the Rio Olympics only a few months away, it’s easy to get consumed with dreams and fantasies of winning each of our own “BIG” races. Picturing ourselves crossing the line a mere few millimeters in front of our rivals and claiming our medal/jersey/flowers in front of our […]

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Coach’s Corner – The Concept of TIME

Anytime I think about “time” I usually get some bad rendition of Time is on My Sideby the Rolling Stones or Fly Like an Eagle by Seal stuck in my head for what seems like an eternity. Walk around with those, or any song about time, stuck in your head all day and you’ll most certainly hate the […]

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Coach’s Corner – How Bad Do You Want It?

Who doesn’t love a little football player training montage, mixed with some music from the Friday Night Lights movie? Add in a speech on what it really means to want something and you’ve got a first class reality check. Let me tell you about my experience after I watched this video. The first time I […]

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Coach’s Corner – A Griswald Christmas

Holiday season got you down? Well at least it’s you’re not having a Griswald style Christmas! Well, hopefully you’re not! This is video is a clip one of my favorite scenes from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, where they discover a squirrel hidden away in their obnoxiously large Christmas tree. Now I’m all for over decorating […]

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Coach’s Corner – Keep Moving Forward

One of our favorite terms when I was training for the 2008 Olympics was “Rocky Up”. It was a phrase coined by our coach, multi time World and Olympic medalist, Erin Hartwell. Over the years it’s been used to mean a multitude of different things from getting locked away in Siberia and lifting tree logs, to […]

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Coach’s Corner – Marginal Gains

THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO SUCCESS!! Read that again. And again. And again. Then try and let that really sink in for a moment or two. When you’re done take a think back to your last week and ask yourself honestly how many times you could have done something better just in the last week. […]

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