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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