If you have the opportunity to hang with professional runners or elite athletes, you may be able to pick up a few tidbits—how to pace yourself, which routes have the cleanest bathrooms, what to wear when the weather changes during your run. When I started running I used to ask coaches, trainers, nutritionists and veteran... Continue Reading →
How and when should we train our mind?
While there are a lot of people that run for the pure joy of it, many of us train to test our limits. Generally, we do this by racing and by doing several workouts that prepare us for that moment. Preparation for a race is key. While there are some adventurous people that will join... Continue Reading →
Changing your perspective
Most of us spend so much of our lives plagued by our insecurities, failures, negative behaviors and addictions. If all we focus on is the negative, it will be hard to accomplish everything we are meant to do in this world. If we spent half our energy focusing on what’s good within us instead of what’s... Continue Reading →
Get a leaner (runner’s) body with these 6 easy steps
I have always been naturally thin (except on my swimming days when I worked super hard to bulk up). But being thin doesn't mean being lean. Being lean has to do with the amount of body fat and lean muscle our bodies have. It has nothing to do with how much we weigh (When I... Continue Reading →
Are you your worst enemy?
Back in 1999 I was a good swimmer. I thought of myself as a super swimmer (my ego was a little bit bigger than it is now). I had already won a world championship, at 27 I became the oldest member in our National Swim Team ever, I helped our team to earn a couple of... Continue Reading →
What are the habits of mentally strong people?
We all have heard of people who are mentally strong. While for some people being mentally string is natural and something they were born with, for some others it doesn't come as easy. The good news is that we can always work on it and become mentally stronger by incorporating the following habits into our... Continue Reading →
LIFE LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM SPORTS
I love running. It’s hard to explain how it makes me feel but I am sure that any of you that are involved in any sort of physical activity (or any kind of activity… piano, acting, anything!) can understand the feeling. I remember when I was in between sports (I used to be a hard... Continue Reading →
Importance of Speed Work and Interval Training for any distance you want to Run
Most of us can come up with plenty of reasons to avoid speed work: we might say it hurts; it increases our chances of picking up an injury; it makes us too tired for our other runs… the list is endless. The thing is, they’re all unnecessary fears. What’s more, whether you want to beat... Continue Reading →
Face your fears
We are all afraid of something at some point in our lives. From a kid who is afraid of the dark to a parent who is afraid of losing his job/security to provide for his family, to an athlete who may be afraid of not fulfilling its goal or being able to finish strong. Fear... Continue Reading →