Monthly Archives: May 2014

2014 Dual Meet hosted by Nutmeg Striders

Someone once told me that running is about 98% mental. I agree and believe that mental focus and strength are key differentiators to achieving goals when training or racing. The good news is that these are abilities that can be learned and trained. Even for young runners. Saturday’s dual track meet was a perfect example […]

2014 Outdoor Track – Early Benchmark

Competing the first time in any season provides useful insight into training progress and feasibility of goals. It establishes a benchmark and helps us learn about what’s working and what may need adjustment. Although it’s an opportunity to learn and adjust, the benchmark is just that, and there shouldn’t be an over-reaction to throw the […]