The Conflict Between Coach & Athlete

I have often battled with myself and it comes in the form of - Coach Alan vs. Athlete Alan. I entered the world of running, triathlon and now duathlon five and a half years ago. This came after a history of playing football and baseball in my early years before transitioning to adult softball until... Continue Reading →

How to Achieve Your Goals

If you Google "when do New Year's resolutions fail" you will see several stories including a popular one from U.S. News and World Report stating 80% fail by February and another by Strava sharing a specific date and it's worse...January 17 being the day people drop off. The U.S News and World Report story also... Continue Reading →

Enjoying Planned Downtime

Consuming more calories than burning them is what happens to me in the offseason and I'm enjoying it very much. Well, for the most part. I am feeling a bit like a blob right now but more on that later. Today I'll share the importance of taking downtime both mentally and physically. When I came... Continue Reading →

Get Better with Mocks

How do you know you are ready to take a test, fly a space shuttle, or compete in a triathlon? One of the best ways in addition to studying and practicing individual components is to simulate the experience as close as you can. If you are studying for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), the... Continue Reading →

Resetting the Body & Mind

One thing I have learned over the last several years competing in run, triathlon, and duathlon races is the importance of breaking up the year in chunks both from a mental and physical perspective. Today I'll share a few things I have learned and how I approach planning a year to protect myself from injury... Continue Reading →

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