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On Coaching Podcast | Episode # 77: You Can’t Force Improvement

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You can’t force Fitness!  In this weeks episode we talk about the trap of trying to force our way to racing fast. It’s a tempting trap to fall into. Train the athlete for how fast they want to be, not who they currently are. Yet, what we’ve noticed as coaches is the minute you start trying to force your way to a breakthrough, performance falls apart. Instead of letting your wants drive the training, we suggest an adaptation driven model. The topics covered in this podcast include:

  • Bowerman’s Date Pace versus Goal Pace model (5min in)
  • Don’t mistake the map for the territory (10min)
  • The difference between Goals and Vision.
  • Creating a check point along the way, not a destination (13min)
  • Coach the person, not the spreadsheet (17min)
  • Win more workouts than you lose
  • Earn your right to run faster (32min)
  • When do you start calculating in a race? (43min)
  • The Linear Growth Model versus Reality (46min)
  • The Dip in performance (57min)
  • Consumer Coaching versus real coaching.

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