26 Jun '14, 2pm

NEW: The 5 Traits of a Good Running Coach (and when you should think twice)

NEW: The 5 Traits of a Good Running Coach (and when you should think twice)

In the fall of 2001 after the season’s first home cross country race, I went on a four mile warm-down with a few other runners from the Varsity team. After the run as we were recounting our battle stories from the race, one of the track coaches walked by and asked why we were at school so late. We said we had a race and then ran 4 miles as a warm-down – which at the time, was longer than the usual two miles we typically ran. Junk miles! our track coach scoffed. I bit my tongue. See, I don’t believe in junk miles (for the most part – but that is an entirely different topic!). And what my track coach didn’t know was that I had recently run more “junk” miles than ever before – and had just won that cross country race (my first ever) in a significant personal best. Mileage works! But even with this very different philosophy, my track coach wasn’t a bad coach. Far from it: unde...

Full article: http://strengthrunning.com/2014/06/good-running-coach/

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