Monday, August 14, 2017

Running Sucks!



A couple posts ago I mentioned I was working on a new project. Actually over the past two weeks it's been two projects. On the market research front I'm building a database for all the work I've done and am going to do. With Berlin, Chicago, Kona and NYC still to come this year there is lots of research to do. But more to the point of this post. Over the last 20 or so years I have been helping runners solve problems. Many people have asked me to get into coaching. I've never really considered myself a coach but more problem solver.

A couple years ago Pete from Champion Factory contacted me and said he was going to send me his athletes who had running problems. Over that time I"ve developed a system from all the experience I have with athletes that seems to be working. Most of the athletes I have worked with call me the whisperer. I believe it comes from my listening skills. I simply ask a bunch of questions and then listen to the athlete as they answer. The entire time we are also running so I'm watching and listening to their form.

The bottom line I've come to is Running Sucks. It sucks until it doesn't and when it sucks it's dreadful and when it doesn't it's peaceful. My entire goal with my new project is peaceful running.

If you are interested in that side of my world visit FreeRunSpeed. For more rambling here about Life, Running, Triathlon, the US Marines and all the fun places my wife and I get to go keep coming back here.

It's a good life....

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