Never underestimate what you can accomplish when you believe in yourself
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“That deep practice concept is interesting. It describes my training process. I set a race date, set a goal time, see how close I come, and then move on to the next one. It can often be frustrating to fall short, but when you do hit your goals, it’s amazing. It’s important to set ambitious, but reasonable goals.”
While we have many talented athletes at The Dalton School (and a stunning number of those in Sin Quee/Neiers House—I’m just a little biased), ...Continue Reading →
Also, congratulations to J. Geoff Badner, who stepped away from his coaching duties long enough to clock a 3:14:59 – good for a PR and a BQ.Continue Reading →
Major congratulations to the City Coach contingent who visited the City of Brotherly Love for the Philadelphia Marathon this morning. We had five racers – including two debuts. Sophia, Ken and Isang had to deal with the fact that they had originally planned to run NYC, yet regrouped and ran strong. The team ended the day with PR’s all around.
“Most everything I do well now, I failed at first. I learn the most after I fail or watch someone fail. It hits me hard and I hate the feeling and learn from it well.”
I met Gail Kattouf at this year’s Duathlon Nationals, where she ran and rode the course as if it were a downhill, while the rest of us felt otherwise. She excels in running, duathlons, and triathlons, and among her many accomplishments, she was this years ...Continue Reading →
Congratulations to City Coach’s Matt Duelka and Liz Corkum, who used yesterday’s Harrisburg Marathon as their Plan B race. Both did us proud. Matt ran 2:55:56 in his marathon debut. Liz was hampered by an injury yet (perhaps against her better judgement) toughed it out and finished in 3:43:17.
(Thanks to Liz Delong for the nifty photo of Matt.)Continue Reading →
Fear of failure is what makes me successful. – Meb Keflezighi
In my last post I wrote about my project examining how elite athletes achieve personal best. I’m fascinated to see the path these athletes took and how they came to be so good. It’s informative to learn how many athletes who are perceived as “gifted” actually know plenty of failure, as well as to see how much time is needed to cultivate those gifts.
One such athlete and ...Continue Reading →
As many of our NYC Marathoners scatter to find their “Plan B” race, we’ll keep you posted on all the results. This weekend, Ralph Toussie traveled to the Delaware & Lehigh Heritage race for his marathon debut. Ralph ran the challenging course in 3:56:09. Ralph is a City Coach newbie, but a veteran of our Red Hook track program.
Congratulations Mr. Toussie.Continue Reading →