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 – Make Your Bed!

Have you ever grumbled about making your bed or just thought about skipping it altogether? Well, news flash – making your bed is about as mundane and thankless a task as any you’ll come across. It’s a task that either goes answered or unanswered every day we’re fortunate enough to throw two feet on the […]

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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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Coach’s Corner – The Struggle

After the 2015 Track World Championships last February, I took some time off the bike. When training came along again later in March, I started completely over with a new coach, new training plan, and a completely different objective. The training was so different, but, I stuck with it for 6 weeks. I didn’t miss […]

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Coach’s Corner – Check Your Equipment!

As the historic London Six Day dust settles, my coaching corner wisdom for the day stems from one of my first Six Day experiences. In short, check your equipment! It was January in Holland at one of the most prestigious Sixes on the circuit – Rotterdam. 10-15 thousand spectators, loud music (of questionable genres), colorful […]

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