Running

The Science of the Warm-Up

Whether it was your 5th grade soccer coach, your college track coach, or your running group buddies; if you’ve been participating in sports of any kind, you’ve likely heard the phrase, “You gotta warm up!” While this is a common understanding, the science of the warm up is less understood. While the general rationale for … Read more

The Most Common Training Mistake

As a long time coach and endurance sport athlete, I’ve seen many training mistakes. However, I’ve witnessed the most common training mistake in most all athletes that I’ve coached… and in full disclosure, I’ve been guilty of it as well! There are quite a few mistakes that endurance athletes make during the training process; however, … Read more

10 Reasons Why You Need the UESCA Endurance Sports Nutrition Certification

United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy (UESCA) is creating the first-ever nutrition certification focused on endurance sports. We are creating this certification in partnership with Bob Seebohar, RD, MS – of the top dietitians focused on endurance sports. UESCA is thrilled to produce this certification; not only because of the comprehensive nature of it, but also … Read more

Your Goal Race Must Have Meaning

As we progress through February and with many COVID-based restrictions easing across the country and around the world, this is likely the time that many endurance athletes are plotting their races for the 2022 season and beyond. During this process of plotting races, one important question an athlete must ask themself is, “Does my goal … Read more

You’re Not an Expert

OK… maybe the title of ‘You’re Not an Expert,’ is a bit harsh, as you could certainly be an expert in a specific area – but in respect to endurance sports, both as an athlete and coach, it is impossible to be an expert in all areas. In my prior career as a personal trainer, … Read more

Key Strategies for a Successful Marathon

To have a successful marathon takes a winning strategy and some key planning. To help your clients be marathon race ready, make sure to include winning strategies for pacing, hydration and course preparation for the marathon distance (26.2 miles). Whether you are coaching an experienced runner or an athlete looking to complete their first long … Read more

Muscle Fiber Types – Overview and Application

Hello UESCA coaches, current and future! I hope your 2022 is off to a good start and you are excited about the upcoming opportunities coming up with the UESCA including new certifications, continued partnerships, and the overall growth of our UESCA coaching community. Today’s blog discusses the different muscle fiber types our muscular system consists … Read more

Risk Based Pacing (Part Two)

Welcome back to part two of our blog – Risk Based Pacing. In the previous blog we discussed the science and physiological responses of our brain and how it communicates to our body when assessing how we push our body through certain stressors that may occur. In this blog (part 2), we will discuss how … Read more