Posts Tagged: racing

Racing Wisely: Testing

Here’s an excerpt from my latest book, Racing Wisely, on the importance of testing yourself during training. It’s not the most fun part of any training cycle, but it is critical to set yourself up for a personal best. In order to adjust your training so you can achieve your best performance on race day, you’ll need to… Read more »

Racing Wisely: Postrace Recovery

As the major spring running races wrap up, many of us have extra free time on our hands as we recover. Here’s an excerpt from my latest book, Racing Wisely, with ideas on when and how to get back into the swing after your key race. Returning to Training Whether you raced to your personal best,… Read more »

Racing Wisely: Managing Expectations

Here’s an excerpt from my latest book, Racing Wisely, that seems especially germane as we hit peak spring race season. As you plan your travel, you also need to consider who is coming with you, what their intentions are for the trip, and how you can preserve both your good relationship with your travel companions and your… Read more »

Active Yogi: Intention and Goals

My latest for Active Yogi differentiates between intentions and goals and explains why you need both for any endeavor. In my sports coaching business and in my latest book, Racing Wisely, I work with athletes on setting intention and goals so they can perform at their personal best. Having a clear intention and clear goals is important… Read more »

Listen: Another Mother Runner Podcast on Racing Wisely

It’s always a fun conversation on Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell’s Another Mother Runner podcast. I joined them to discuss Racing Wisely, intention and goals, and smart pacing. I suggested they need to be lazy and stubborn; in exchange, they somehow pegged me as Shirley from Laverne and Shirley. Maybe worse things could happen—Shirley had… Read more »

Download: Racing Wisely Documents

Racing Wisely, my latest book—available soon!—helps you think through every aspect of race day, from choosing the right goal race to packing. The questionnaires, worksheets, and checklists below are explained in full detail in the book, but I’m sharing them with you now in hopes they will be useful as you focus your goals and plans. Here… Read more »

Coming Soon: Racing Wisely

Thanks to all of you for sharing with such self-effacing good humor your stories of race-day disasters! Several of them are featured in my new book, Racing Wisely, which will be available in mid-August. (Sign up for my newsletter, or follow me on Twitter or Facebook, to be notified the moment the book is available.)… Read more »