Socrates and Buddha: “Know Thyself!”

Echoing a famous Pierre Teilhard de Chardin quote: “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.

We are spiritual beings having a human experience,” a statement that Socrates and Buddha, in spite of their differences, would agree on. So, from one spiritual being to another – Namaste.

Four myths about ultra running that you need to know

Believing these four myths might be holding you back. Director of coaching at trainright.com, Jason Koop has been guiding elite athletes for decades. His new book Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is a veritable goldmine of training knowledge. We caught up with coach Koop to talk about the book, which he says disproves widely held beliefs…

Competing or Completing

If You Race Slow, Who Cares If you think you are a slow, push that thought out of your mind. It’s detrimental to your progress. Being a “slow” runner is merely a state of mind. Don’t let that affect your running. When I first started working with age group and recreational runners in 2009, one…

Benefits of Being Sick

No one likes to get that annual nasty flu or cold that lasts a week or more and comes roaring back just as you think you are getting better. Not a single person I coach or train with likes to miss training, not even a single day. But the reality is, sometimes you get that…

Lifestyle

Thinking of pursuing triathlon more seriously? Read on for a few adaptations and ajustments you might have to make. Triathlon is not a hobby Triathlon is not a hobby; it’s a lifestyle. Serious triathlon training cannot be divorced from the rest of your life. So much time and energy is required to train for a…