“What’s the most difficult part of coaching?” This question from my massage therapist (that interrupted my daydreaming) is still lingering as I stare at the shifty ceiling fan above…
by Kate Gustafson / Sep 9th 2019
A former women’s NCAA DI ice hockey player (named captain in her senior season), Kate has completed the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal, spent six weeks training at high altitude in Kenya, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, completed 90+ races, and raced fifteen marathons.
Running should always add to your life. Be a student of the sport. Sleep is just as important as strength training, high mileage, and hard workouts. There is no such thing as a runner’s body. Enjoy the process.
Pro Tip: Belief is the greatest thing a coach can give an athlete.
Anything that features my running friends zipping around a track or Central Park on a warm sunny morning; the details of the workout are of no concern on a day like that.
Books: Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance by Alex Hutchinson and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir by Haruki Murakami.