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Running Related Stuff To Get You Through The Corona Crisis

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  • One for the sprinters. Good presentation on mechanics.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50HQuSk_-aQ




  • Might be of some interest to some here but webinar starting in 10 min from Colin Griffin (Sports Surgery Clinic) on Calf rehab and returning to performance

    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MTDfJt2gSqKc_S5tNt8cSg

    (It’s a free one)




  • KSU wrote: »
    Interesting one on the highs and lows from an elite female UK Marathon Runner

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nz511mOC7E

    Thanks, that was a great watch, she is very humble (and fast), slightly eccentric also...




  • https://youtu.be/Jt3XPQFLOF8

    Out There -
    A Journey to the Barkley Marathons..

    A great watch.




  • Few Webinars in the coming weeks on a host of topics being hosted by AAI which might be of interest

    https://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/webinar-series


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  • Great Podcast with Mike Smith (Coach who took over from Salazar with Galen Rupp, as well as Northern Arizona University)

    Some really interesting points on coaching approach and the need to get away from time focused goals and outcome driven mindset




  • Some interesting Webinars coming in the coming weeks and months for any budding coaches out there

    https://athleticsni.org/News/Athletics-NI-News/Athletics-NI-Zoom-In-To-Coach-Development




  • KSU wrote: »
    Some interesting Webinars coming in the coming weeks and months for any budding coaches out there

    https://athleticsni.org/News/Athletics-NI-News/Athletics-NI-Zoom-In-To-Coach-Development

    I signed up for a couple...now I have to work out how to watch them! #zoomvirgin




  • skyblue46 wrote: »
    I signed up for a couple...now I have to work out how to watch them! #zoomvirgin

    Hope it’s not as disastrous as your attempt at organising a TT!!!




  • Shot last Sept, uploaded a month ago. Doc about the Portland 5000m, to reach Olympic standard.

    Pacer Mo Ahmed has 12:58 in his back catalogue. :eek:



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  • Enjoyed that.

    That track! Swoon.




  • Enjoyed this.









  • KSU wrote: »

    Thanks for that. Just bought his book not 15 minutes ago.




  • Lazare wrote: »
    Enjoyed that.

    That track! Swoon.

    Have been fortunate to run on that track - absolutely amazing. Was snowing at the time so experience was even more surreal.




  • Have been fortunate to run on that track - absolutely amazing. Was snowing at the time so experience was even more surreal.

    I like that it was done at night. The black and white shots were great, the sweat coming off them was something else.




  • the sweat coming off them was something else.

    That’s just a normal day for me!!!












  • KSU wrote: »
    Some interesting Webinars coming in the coming weeks and months for any budding coaches out there
    ,
    https://athleticsni.org/News/Athletics-NI-News/Athletics-NI-Zoom-In-To-Coach-Development

    I watched the Colin Griffin webinar tonight, very interesting presentation about injury risks for masters runners.


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  • skyblue46 wrote: »
    I watched the Colin Griffin webinar tonight, very interesting presentation about injury risks for masters runners.

    Had noted this one but didn’t get to it. Any chance of a detailed summary? :D




  • Not running, but an enjoyable look at a slice of Waterford anyway.





  • KSU wrote: »
    Interesting one on the highs and lows from an elite female UK Marathon Runner

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nz511mOC7E

    Jeez, who'd be a coach. Some high maintenance stuff there or is that just my famed lack of empathy shining through?




  • Itziger wrote: »
    Jeez, who'd be a coach. Some high maintenance stuff there or is that just my famed lack of empathy shining through?

    I watched it & found it very interesting. I think I related to some of it & her feelings (would love her speed!!). I can't relate to the track end of it as I have no experience at this but being still relatively new to running it takes a lot of getting used to, just trying to learn how to pace correctly, how to use your efforts efficiently, how not to go out too fast & die in a race. I think we have all had that feeling from the min the gun goes that today is just not my day, and all you can do is try to hang on as best as possible.
    I like watching or listening to runners that show all aspects of running not just the highs! It makes it more relatable to see that even the elites don't & won't always get it right...
    As for being a coach, well that's one tough job. Making decisions that ultimately could affect this runners confidence & their love for running. In saying that the rewards must be huge, to see them succeed & train well week in week out must be the ultimate goal!

    Anyway that's just my tuppence worth:D




  • I watched it & found it very interesting. I think I related to some of it & her feelings (would love her speed!!). I can't relate to the track end of it as I have no experience at this but being still relatively new to running it takes a lot of getting used to, just trying to learn how to pace correctly, how to use your efforts efficiently, how not to go out too fast & die in a race. I think we have all had that feeling from the min the gun goes that today is just not my day, and all you can do is try to hang on as best as possible.
    I like watching or listening to runners that show all aspects of running not just the highs! It makes it more relatable to see that even the elites don't & won't always get it right...
    As for being a coach, well that's one tough job. Making decisions that ultimately could affect this runners confidence & their love for running. In saying that the rewards must be huge, to see them succeed & train well week in week out must be the ultimate goal!

    Anyway that's just my tuppence worth:D

    Oh, I agree with everything you write there, E. My frustration is with the "I just couldn't do it" "Why not?" "I don't know"....... "Then at ten to three I just felt right". That side of things would drive me nuts. Having a good or a bad day, well that happens to all of us. As does picking up niggles and so on.




  • Itziger wrote: »
    Oh, I agree with everything you write there, E. My frustration is with the "I just couldn't do it" "Why not?" "I don't know"....... "Then at ten to three I just felt right". That side of things would drive me nuts. Having a good or a bad day, well that happens to all of us. As does picking up niggles and so on.

    Haha I do agree with your frustrations but as a woman we can be quite indecisive at times:P Imagine how poor S feels with me:eek:
    Yep good & bad days are all part of the process & the niggles of course, luckily we love running so much:D




  • Itziger wrote: »
    Jeez, who'd be a coach. Some high maintenance stuff there or is that just my famed lack of empathy shining through?

    Depends on a persons expectations of what it is to be a coach. Managing a person can be exactly what is required in certain situations depending on athlete's personality.

    Training prescription while it may seem like the be all and end all is really only the tip of the iceberg. What a coach does depends on the athlete, some need motivation, some need reassurance, some need tough love, some need a friend, someone need someone to think for them and others simply need to be told exactly what to do

    Coaching can be a light touch or heavy handed at the top level. I think this is something which tends to be ignored by athletes and coaches alike, especially nowadays when mental health and stress (or lack of coping skills to put it better) are such a huge part of life.

    Talking to a coach yesterday who actually put it brilliantly, "you will never know more than you did when you started coaching"

    Individualized training tends to be overhyped but individualized coaching is something which is sorely lacking




  • Itziger wrote: »
    Jeez, who'd be a coach. Some high maintenance stuff there or is that just my famed lack of empathy shining through?

    I was thinking the same but thinking about it, there are not many athletes at elite level with little experience so she has not gone through what most of us here have experienced, bad training runs, bad races, slumps, drop in form for no known reason. At the elite level the pressure must be huge and not knowing how ur body works just adds to the uncertainty. Her coach is pretty calm and seems to have a good grasp on the mental side of the sport.




  • Video about Mira Rai, a trail runner from Nepal.



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  • Itziger wrote: »
    Jeez, who'd be a coach. Some high maintenance stuff there or is that just my famed lack of empathy shining through?

    Reminded me of some of the teens I've coached over the years, she was late getting into the competitive scene, perhaps missed those early years in a club and getting used to competition and the pressure you can put on yourself.

    She stayed in the same hotel as me back in March in Portugal, was great to watch her train, seemed to always be smiling and enjoying herself.


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