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Run Your Best

Though many successful runners have achieved greatness in the sport via self-coaching systems, almost all of us could benefit from the guidance, support, and “second brain” benefits that derive from outside resources. That’s what I hope to achieve through my running coach programs.

Whether you are a first-time marathon or half-marathon athlete, someone looking to get back into running after a prolonged break due to injury or “life”, or a seasoned racer hoping to bridge to your ultimate potential, engaging with a running coach can help hone your physical and mental fitness and help you stay on target to reach your running goals.

I have a variety of programs, systems, and levels of engagement with which I can help you on your journey to running prowess. I am also happy to work with you to craft a program tailored to your individual level of fitness, time constraints, and desired targets and help get you there through my time-tested processes and running systems.

Let’s work together to help you become the best runner you can be!

Art's Approach on Competitive Fire

Learn more about Art’s full suite of running coach programs to engage the system that will work best for you. Reach your running and personal goals with Art:

Here’s more relevant information about my running coaching practice:

Exciting Times in the Half-Marathon

Of course, the half-marathon is attractive to marathon runners because of its ease of recovery and to classic road runners because of its role as a springboard to the full marathon. But the half marathon (at 13.1 miles) is perhaps even more relevant to the 10K (at 6.2 miles) than the marathon (at 26.2 miles). Whether you’re a weekend warrior racing on the backroads of Boulder or a world record contender in Denmark later this month, training at 10K pace works wonderfully well for the half-marathon. 
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Why So Many Marathons are Lost – not Won

 In order to separate and clarify the elements of breakthrough marathon performance, we need to acknowledge some of the most widespread problems. A marathoner's worst nightmare - hitting the wall - might be easily avoidable for runners who adhere to pace and mileage levels that conserve carbohydrates, the body's main source of quick-burn energy and follow a progressive training plan with a wide sweeping impact on V02 max and lactate threshold, key physiological variables that affect endurance running success.
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Aging with Grace

Coaches and competitors alike are constantly grappling with the question of making concessions to age. There have always been inspirational runners who defy conventional beliefs regarding aging and human performance. Even if I were to advance some novel argument touting the merits of running to attain long term health and longevity, the truth of the matter is that the biopsychology of aging remains largely a mystery.
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Zen and 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. In effect, these heart-brain interactions cohere and soften the heart which, by processing the good feelings, circulates positive information throughout the entire body. All this adds up to a heightened sensitivity to what works for us, the basic self-awareness so important to optimal health, performance and enjoyment. 
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Winning Ways of Keeping your Cool

The date: Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. The place: the Placer High track in Auburn, California, the finish line of the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. It was early evening, and the race course was buzzing with anticipation that the 100-mile record was about to be demolished. When Jim Walmsley rounded the top of the track, a loving crowd roared their appreciation for his marvelous achievement.
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Championship Mindfulness

The 2018 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors have plenty going for them on the court. But it's the players’ off-the-court moves that really set the team apart from past dynasties. Take point guard Stephen Curry, one of the most adored and spectacularly-skilled basketball players on the planet today. His ball-handling,  passing, and three-point shooting abilities are downright otherworldly, routinely leaving spectators in the stands (as well as players on opposing teams) with their jaws dropped. How does he do it?
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