Yesterday was the 2019 USATF XC Championships, which was the trial qualifying for the 2019 World XC Championships that are taking place in Denmark this year. For the first time since I can remember…the fields were stacked, as if they were actually racing for something. And the races were exciting. But, it got me thinking … More USATF XC — Why it is important.
Weldon Johnson is the co-founder (with his brother) of Letsrun.com, but is also one of my all-time favorite runners. In the late 1990s and early 2000’s he went from never qualifying for the NCAA Championships to finishing 4th in the US in the 10,000 meters (twice)!!! After college Weldon moved to Flagstaff, Arizona to see … More Workout of the Day — Weldon Johnson
If you aren’t sweating before a race, then you did not warm up well enough. — Donnie Phillips, aka my dad My dad is the reason that I started running. He was our high school’s record holder in the Mile run and it was a time and record that I chased throughout my prep years … More Learning From the Greats — My dad.
Today my wife turns 30!!! I know that you aren’t supposed to reveal a ladies age, but let’s be honest, 30 is YOUNG. Being able to coach for a living means that I am able to do, for a living, what I dream about! I get to chase my passion every day…and my wife is … More Happy Birthday — Rachel Phillips
This past weekend my college team traveled ~7 hours to Pittsburg, Kansas to compete in a track meet (Indoors). They raced hard, put in some good mileage, considering it was a race weekend, and then we traveled by ~7 hours to Dallas (the next day). On the schedule for Monday was a progression run. We … More Making adjustments.
2 x (8 x 300 meters) Recovery: 100 meter jog between reps and 500 meter jog between sets. Splits: N/A, but averaged 6:42 pace for the entire session with jogs, etc. Micaela Lamb, January, 2019 This session was done 10 days before Lambo (as we call her) opened her 2019 Indoor Season. The workout was … More Workout of the Day — Micaela Lamb
This past weekend one of my runners (Noah Metzger) ran a huge personal best over 3000 meters and would have a huge converted personal best over 3200 meters with his mark. He ran 8:51 in a negative split race where he ran brilliantly and beautifully to finish 2nd overall in doing all that he could … More A reminder — Here is the SECRET…
Stress + Rest = Progress. Obey this equation and your fitness will build steadily and predictably. Over stress/train and/or under rest/recover and you’ll risk injury and burn out. — Greg McMillan I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO FOLLOW GREG MCMILLAN ON TWITTER IF YOU DON’T ALREADY. He’s got small, smart, and extremely important nuggets, just like … More Learning From the Greats — Greg McMillan
Houston was a very good weekend for our group. We had some personal bests, some great finishes, and learned a lot. Here is a brief rundown of what went down in Houston. MARATHON: Kelsey Bruce — 6th place (top American) — 2:31:53 (PERSONAL BEST) Esperanza Lopez — 2:57:51 (PERSONAL BEST) Magaly Soto — 3:07:10 (2nd … More Houston Rundown
Kelsey’s race in Houston was definitely uncharted territory. She had run NYC just 10 weeks prior and since we did a lot of marathon specific stuff in the NYC build up, we did not want to do that again…we needed to make sure that we still were training for the marathon, but needed to approach … More 2:31:53 — Houston Reflections