Archive for May, 2011

Dear Coach – Grim Determination Edition

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Here's another true story direct from the inbox. I love our athletes.

Absolut"As you might have surmised, I am not one of your clients who would pass out at a race, take a breather in the back of the ambulance and then get back out there, face screwed into a Sports Illustrated photo of grim determination.  I am not Agnes who powers ...

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Intensity

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I often talk to my athletes (or anyone else who will listen) about the importance of the intensity of their workouts. One of the biggest mistakes I see when I watch other athletes is that there's no real plan to their training. Their workouts are very similar from day to day. In almost all cases, the athlete would benefit from avoiding moderate intensity workouts, and doing either high or low intensity ones instead. Convincing a goal oriented athlete that they ...

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Dear Coach

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This weekend I received  a note from one of my athletes. At the end of it, he/she said, "Just read this email again..you should start a 'Dear Coach' section that posts the crazy athlete communication you get. You would change names, etc..of course. It would be pretty funny."

I hope folks don't mistake "Dear Coach" for our ever popular "Dear Asshole" section, but here goes. 

"Just so you know I'm not lost at sea.  I overslept and missed the Hudson ...
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Alexandria Running Festival Half Marathon Race Results

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Nice work by the Washington D.C. City Coach representative, Michael Borden at today's Alexandria Running Festival Half Marathon. Mr. Borden did not leave his speed in our fair city, as he set a PR with a time of 1:34:36.

Congratulations Michael. 

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Finishers’ Medal Poll

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There are generally two schools of thought on this topic. First is the one that I share, and is was best explained by Jon Stewart when speaking to the “non winners” at the New Hampshire Democratic primary, each of whom was trying to spin the results in their favor. “When did our elections become the Special Olympics? You’re not all winners. Not everyone gets a hug. You guys got crushed.”

Then there’s the more popular school of thought. “Coach Cane, you’re ...

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Ironman Texas Results

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Congratulations to the City Coach Texas contingent (a/k/a Scott Towle) for his performance at Ironman Texas. Scott even made a cameo in the race video (at 0:40). 

Scott toughed out the rough weather conditions and some rough physical conditions to gut it out and finish in 12:42:02. Congratulations Scott. 

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Et Tu Dozer?

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Dozerwithmedal.grid-3x2 I try to address a variety of topics at my humble blog; race results, training, trivia, and more. Posts on such topics get consistent albeit unspectacular traffic to the site. As you might expect, when I write about topless cyclists or other such salacious content, traffic goes up. But by far my greatest traffic comes on days when I post about Continue Reading →

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Reach the Beach Race Results

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242524_10150616244605311_778220310_18617325_701555_o (1) Congratulations to The Runsters – the twelve person co-ed team including City Coach's Deanna Culbreath, Keila Merino, Alisa Stern, as well as friends Steven Beck, Mark Pfeffer and Kwabena Debrah-Dwamena – for their 10th place overall finish at this weekend's Reach the Beach Relay. They were also 5th out of 57 teams in the Mixed Open division. And they ...

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NYPD Memorial 5k Race Report

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Great work by Jessica Schultz (3rd place overall) and Luke McCambley at yesterday's NYPD Memorial 5k. Luke was still recovering from his crazy mileage at last week's Ragnar Relay, but came out aggressively. OK – too aggressively. Early on, he and Andrew Kalley held the lead, and came through mile 1 in 4:50. While that was clearly too aggressive, Luke adjusted and held on to run a strong 16:12 (5:13/mile). He was beaten by our ...

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Brooklyn Half Report – Better Late than….Later

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I hate being late to anything. Can't stand it. I think it's the stereotypical assumption that musicians are never on time that drives me crazy and instilled this obsessive aversion to tardiness. If timeliness is within my control, I'll be on time.

So naturally, I was late to the start of the Brooklyn Half. I have no ...

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