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The Art of Seeing the Big Picture

Coaching and competing in every running distance from 100 meters to 100 miles impelled me to adopt a holistic perspective. One that honors the importance of the whole body and the interdependence of its parts. Viewed holistically, several factors go into harnessing a person’s raw running ability. They include training, nutrition, psychology, and genetics (and the total impression they create).

My translation:  Where there’s a will, there’s a way. As long as you’re ready to follow a running program that incorporates the right distances, paces, and recoveries for who you are, you will fulfill your goals.

The Word Recover

There have always been extraordinary runners who defy conventional beliefs regarding recovery and human performance. How do they recover to run so fast, so often? There is no simple explanation.

The word recover means both “to regain health” and “to regain balance.” It’s all too easy for people to make the mistake of racing too frequently without adequate recovery from hard efforts. Consequently, they fail to regain the good form and fitness they had built up through training. They invariably suffer for it either by injury, disillusionment, or worst of all, giving up on running altogether. The inherent risk of these pitfalls increases markedly when you are running races at a pace and/or distance beyond your comfort zone.

Learn more about Art’s full line of services and engage the system that works best for your mind, body and schedule.

  • Private Coaching- One-on-one sessions that build on what you already do well.
  • Group Coaching – Over 100 structured workouts per year – a new interval workout every week!
  • Online Coaching – Workout log & schedule – easy to follow daily instructions.

Here’s more about Art’s coaching philosophy:

The Beat of an Athlete’s Heart

Understanding the physiological effects of positive emotions such as caring, compassion or appreciation for someone or something can actually go a long way in helping people reduce their risky training behaviors.
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Every Day is Like Sunday

Sports psychologists call it “transcending normal awareness." Whatever you want to call it, this approach is very easy to communicate and all the runners can have their own experience how good their form and breathing are on that particular day.
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Meditation Practice and Running

The physical and mental balance of sitting practice is an empowering tool for your own health care as well as your emotional and psychological wellbeing. To gain strength in your sitting posture is to open a gateway to hearing and feeling the flow of information from the inner world.
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Romancing Roger Bannister

The official four-minute barrier had daunted runners for generations and was spoken of by some as an insurmountable barrier that was physiologically impossible. Roger had high hopes of breaking through it, with the eyes of the world watching, so that others might follow
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Invoking the Vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Millions of people around the world regard New Year’s Day as a time to take stock of their lives and to make “resolutions” to get back on track with their life goals. But experts suggest that our resolutions are more likely to stick if they are made on a day that is personally meaningful to us.
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Aging with Grace

There have always been inspirational runners who defy conventional beliefs regarding aging and human performance. The truth of the matter is that the biopsychology of aging remains largely a mystery.
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