On Mentorship

An athlete asked me the other day where I got my coaching philosophy from.  Hmmm, that’s a broad question with plenty of different facets.  I didn’t have a quick answer other than it came from my experiences, research, and patterning what was effective over the years.  I realized later that night lying in bed thatContinue reading “On Mentorship”

Confidence vs. Toughness

I cringe at the term toughness when it is thrown around in athletics, and particularly in distance running.  I guess I am not very tough .  I react this way for a couple reasons.  First, I don’t think any athletic endeavor should be approached as a toughness contest.  This is not the point of the basketball game, theContinue reading “Confidence vs. Toughness”