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Lessons from the Olympic Trials

Quick Tip: Learn from the Pros aka Takeaways from the Olympic Trials


Yeah, I know the Olympic Trials were over a month ago.

I know this post is now quite a bit less timely than it would have been had I posted it the week after the trials, like every other running coach/blogger did.

But I thought it would be good to be able to let some time pass and then reflect on the trials and what we as “not elite marathoners” can takeaway from watching the best runners in the USA duke it out on national television.

Lessons from the Olympic Trials

Lessons from the Olympic Trials

(Wouldn’t it be cute if the reason I’m doing this post now is that I had the foresight to leave time for reflection after the Olympic Trials instead of just now “getting to it”?)

At least I’m probably the only blogger/podcaster/coach still talking about the race from a month ago, so there’s that… Read more

Sarah MacKay Robinson

Sarah MacKay Robinson Fought the Injury Bug and Qualified for the Olympic Trials


On today’s episode of the podcast, I’m chatting with Sarah MacKay Robinson.

Sarah MacKay Robinson

Sarah MacKay Robinson: Olympic Trials Qualifier

Sarah was thinking about giving up on running in general, but before she threw in the towel she really wanted to run a marathon. And after she ran Chicago in 2009, that was it.

And she didn’t run again for two years.

Never say never y’all! Sure enough, the twists and turns of life brought Sarah back to running and now she’s back to enjoying the sport and racing again. And at the end of 2015, she achieved the goal of qualifying for the Olympic Trials!

Here are some of the highlights from my chat with Sarah MacKay Robinson. Read more

Teal Burrell

Teal Burrell Sets High Goals for Herself, But She Get’s Results


Teal Burrell has witnessed first hand the power of setting big goals.

Teal Burrell

Teal Burrell

Since she started running, she has set some ridiculously lofty goals for herself. And because of that, there are times that small PRs are as disappointing as not PRing at all. But she uses those disappointments as motivation, and typically is able to come back with some really amazing times.

And without setting those big goals in the first place, these amazing times may not have been possible. Read more