Meaningful phrases, pictures, or illustrations that encapsulate or provoke meaningful thought:
"I constantly remind myself that resting takes confidence. Anyone can train like a mad man, but to embrace rest and to allow all the hard training to come out takes mental strength." - Ryan Hall
"Everyday, runners seek instant improvement and subscribe to get-fit-quick approaches to training that guarantee they'll be in the best shape of their life in 10 weeks or less. Sorry folks, but it just doesn't work that way in distance running." - Alberto Salazar
"You have to remember that no athlete at any level - whether that is a high schooler or an olympian - figured it out overnight, and your are not going to be the exception" - Jenny Simpson
Anyone looking to cutting edge science to "optimize" their performance who isn't sleeping 7-9 hours a night should start there.
— Brad Stulberg (@BStulberg) December 19, 2016
Whenever a coach talks about their "proven" training system to make champions, I look for the number of broken eggs. pic.twitter.com/wUSyTGQjKs
— Jonathan J. Marcus (@jmarpdx) July 19, 2016
Unsuccessful runners pick the wrong battles. When the schedule says easy run, they push too hard & then can't attack future key workouts.
— Greg McMillan (@GregMcMillan) October 6, 2016
If I could go back and change one thing about my training in HS, I would swap some of the interval w/o's for tempos
— Nick Willis (@nickwillis) September 6, 2016
Too many high school runners are ruined with too much speedwork. Coaches need to limit speedwork and focus long-term on aerobic development.
— Dr. Jason Karp (@DrJasonKarp) December 1, 2016
The Marginal gains concept has created a world where people focus on the last 1% while ignoring the first 99%. Get the basics down first!
— Steve Magness (@stevemagness) December 21, 2016
speed work doesn't kill, but high volumes of speed work can be very dangerous and counter-productive. Patience is key.
— Nick Willis (@nickwillis) February 28, 2016
I'm reading a lot about managing training loads being critical to injury risk reduction... how about improving capacity to tolerate loads?
— Dr Ben Rosenblatt (@ben_rosenblatt) October 12, 2016
Consistency outperforms novelty when it comes to achieving long-term results.Yet we often revert to complexity due to insecurity or boredom.
— Brett Bartholomew (@Coach_BrettB) March 31, 2017
Renato Canova on speed training: pic.twitter.com/N51nQCnl89
— Running Science (@runscienceza) January 10, 2017
Run fast, not hard 🏃🏃 pic.twitter.com/CjPhoJQiIp
— Jonathan Black (@run_jonathan) March 29, 2017
— Running Science (@runscienceza) January 3, 2017
SPORT PSYCHOLOGY EXTRACTS:
When stuck, simplify. You're usually: A) Overthinking it B) Distracted by what others are doing C) Confusing complexity w/effectiveness.
— Brett Bartholomew (@Coach_BrettB) April 10, 2017
A coach's job is not to make things easier but instead to let the athlete know that they're on the right path while attempting the difficult
— hansonsrun (@hansonsrun) July 19, 2016
Coaching and training is about developing people, not athletes, not runners, people. Thanks for this great reminder @stevemagness
— Dan Button (@DJamesButton) December 15, 2016
The more history you know, the more you realize athletes/coaches have tried it all before, we just stumble upon 'innovation' decades after..
— Steve Magness (@stevemagness) April 6, 2017
Fooled by outcome
Just because we coach someone fast doesn't mean we are a good coach. pic.twitter.com/hbWxjQXpg4
— Stuart McMillan (@StuartMcMillan1) June 24, 2017
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Birth-order position of the most recent men’s 100m world record holders
1. Usain Bolt (2nd of 3 children)
2. Asafa Powell (sixth of sixth)
3. Justin Gatlin (fourth of four)
4. Maurice Greene (fourth of four)
5. Donovan Bailey (third of three)
6. Leroy Burrell (fourth of five)
7. Carl Lewis (third of four)
8. Burrell (fourth of five)
9. Lewis (third of four)
10. Calvin Smith (sixth of eight)
average = 4 in families with 4.6 children
2 key underlining factors are likely to contribute to such pattern:
- Primal cues
- Later children given an advantage as testosterone increases with each birth
QUOTES & ADVISE:
Coach Colm O'Connell on David Rudisha's training:
In the morning before a track workout I see him in the house and ask him: 'How do you feel today?' If he tells me he doesn't feel really well or if he indicates to me, even directly, he is not ready, we would skip the session and go on the roads instead - a fartlek or light training."
Seb Coe on modern culture:
"I worry we have a generation that thinks those 10 minutes on a Saturday night are what it's about. What do you say in the light of the 10-minute culture? How do explain that it may take years of training to reach one's full potential? That is the challenge."
It's not the insulin fairy. It's not food processing. From a weight loss standpoint, energy balance rules. Graphic credit to Myolean Fitness pic.twitter.com/MY6o8jnydv
— Brad Schoenfeld, PhD (@BradSchoenfeld) March 31, 2017