What My Therapist Taught Me About the Value Of Coaching

I have a therapist and I go see him once a week. I think everyone could benefit from a good therapist/counselor/shrink and I have learned a lot through that relationship. I had an appointment yesterday and then immediately went for a run, which is a great way to process things. One thing we talked about […]

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TOP SIX: ‘Gifts’ to Give your Coach

Now that the holidays are upon us, many are turning their attention to gift giving.  For some, this time (Wait…you didn’t know you were supposed to get your coach a gift? You know, that person you email and call all the time.  The person that devotes their profession to helping you meet YOUR goals.  Tell […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015

It’s that time of year again! If you aren’t already brimming with great gift ideas for your athletic friends, let us help with some fun ideas. First, some thoughts on gift giving. The best gifts for athletes are either things they really need but are maybe too expensive to justify at other times of year […]

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Recharging Like a Vampire

Humor me a moment.  Close your eyes and create this setting in your mind.  Imagine stepping into a pitch black, pod like structure.  It is maybe 8 feet long, 4 feet wide and 4 feet high.  It looks something like a tiny submarine and a coffin got together.  Imagine that as you step into the […]

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How to Win EVERY Race

This morning I woke up to an email from a client with a story written by Meb Keflezighi.  His words are an amazing arrangement of prose, motivation and rewarding truth:   The Finish Line.   As a coach, I like to share these things with athletes because it offers us a glimpse into the minds of […]

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Doping, Coming to a Race Expo Near You

Two weeks ago, news broke that professional boxer Floyd Mayweather may have doped prior to his marquee fight against Manny Pacaquio on May 2nd.   This is a pretty big indictment to the sport’s biggest star and one of the world’s top money makers. Mayweather denies wrong doing Mayweather violated anti-doping rules Mayweather denies doping […]

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FTP Fall 2015 Order

***  Deadline is September 25th.  Orders will likely arrive before Thanksgiving***  Order Form Just as we do in the spring, we designed team winter/cold gear. You can order as much or as little as you like. People always ask me for advice with winter gear. Here are the takeaways: Understand where YOU are coldest. Everyone […]

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Racing Ironman Chattanooga — 2015 Edition

.  The coaches just returned from our second annual Ironman Chattanooga camp.  We were joined by 14 eager athletes from 5 different states all in search of additional wisdom for their race day experience.  By default, this meant I spent an extra three days on the course over the weekend and a few extra before […]

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Still Learning Lessons Ten Years Later

In over a decade of racing, I figure I have completed nearly 100 different multi-sport races.  As both a coach and an athlete, I feel that I have experienced just about everything you can experience in a race — adverse weather, wrecks, poorly marked course, blatant cheating, etc.  But at this years Music City Triathlon, […]

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Is Triathlon Working With You or Against You?

I want to ask you an important question about the role of sport in your life. It came to my mind recently when I heard a podcast conversation between Gordo Byrn and Brad Kearns about coaching. Here it is: Is triathlon making you a better person (and how would your loved ones answer that)? In […]

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