March 15, 2019

Katelyn Pelak, a runner and triathlete who I started working with a couple years ago, is the embodiment of consistency. Katelyn knows that consistency isn't just a commitment to a training plan for a specific race. She embraces her long-term goals, and the progress...

February 27, 2019

When I went into my 2018 racing season, getting my elite license wasn’t on the radar. My goal was to qualify for the 2019 70.3 (Half Ironman) World Championships in Nice, France. In my first 70.3 race last year in Syracuse, I found myself racing right up front with the...

December 7, 2018

I've had some mental breakthroughs this year, which led to changes, big and small. This post is about a pretty big one. This decision was not a spontaneous one. It is the result of a plan that was put in motion five years ago. It has been deeply debated and meditat...

November 29, 2018

Though Wonderland was arguably the most hardcore challenge I had ever attempted, my approach to training was substantially more relaxed than it has been in the past. After Vancouver, I needed to heal my ego and my feelings of failure. Being on a trail, for me, is prima...

November 24, 2018

Like my training for NYC, my training for Vancouver was on point. I was exceeding my 30-miles/week goal and even exceeded 50 miles for 6 of the 18 weeks in my training plan. I did all the right stuff. I did speed work, strength training, marathon pace runs, tempo runs,...

July 4, 2018

The first step in the program, after receiving the lab test kit, it to provide blood samples which measure how your body metabolizes fats and sugars. Detailed instructions for the test are provided in the test kit, as well as in an online video. Although it was intimid...

January 28, 2018

The word "expectations" has been a scary word for me, making me consider my short-comings more than my successes. I've recently started to re-think this word as I consider both external and internal expectations and where my focus should be in order to fe...

December 29, 2017

Do you have a plan in place for the new year, and are you itching to execute? A well-thought-through annual plan includes more than just a couple races with some time goals attached to them. Here’s a quick guide for writing your annual training plan.

November 13, 2017

The NYC Marathon is a beast. It is one of the six Marathon Majors (Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, NYC), it is the largest marathon in the world with 50,000 participants, and it is set in a city that exudes global courage and strength. As an athlete, it is an h...

July 9, 2017

I expected it to be a long day of hiking. I expected to have mental ups and downs along the course. I expected the climbs to burn my lungs and my legs to a threshold that I never knew I could tolerate. Sometimes life meets your expectations, and sometimes it doesn’t. A...

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