I have completely neglected this website…and in so doing that, I have neglected a part of me as a coach that was always analyzing, learning, and exploring new ways to be better. My last post was on July 2nd where I tried to catch up a bit and explain the lack of posts before then. … More Here Now…
I want to first apologize for my lack of posting throughout the Spring Semester; it was an incredibly busy time for my family. We welcomed our second child, Samuel Miles, into the world in late-December and that with morning practices made it very tough to keep up with posting. We also lost my mother this … More Catching up…
Five athletes — five personal best performances. You can’t really beat that, right? This past weekend we had five athletes participate in the Grandmas Marathon and Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota. Kelsey Bruce, Stetson Rayas, and Trent Phelps all took part in the half marathon, while Jake Krolick and Chad Maloy ran in … More Grandmas Marathon Recap
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…