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Train for the Aspen Back Country Half & Full Marathon - August 10, 2019

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.

Taking my fitness outdoors

Engage the service 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.

See exactly how our coaching works:

Here’s more about Art’s coaching philosophy:

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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The Genius of Childhood

Running is our birthright. That's why I'm so passionate about restoring the natural coordination and spontaneous imagination we once knew as children. And that's why I'm introducing my new friend and Feldenkrais practitioner, Jae Gruenke, to the Boulder running community.
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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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A Well Trained Trunk

It's widely speculated that the trunk should remain constantly still, in a permanent state of contraction throughout the running cycle. At first glance, it might appear this way when the bare torso of an international athlete is on display. It certainly looks as if their trunk barely moves.
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How a Future Olympian Saved Her Running

On paper, Jordan Hasay has had an incredibly straightforward marathon career including a 2:25:20 third in this year's Boston Marathon. But Hasay's career has been anything but straightforward.
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Keeping Mindful Running Real

The gradual result of this kind of "awareness through movement" is greater relaxation, less self- and other-judgment, and greater mindfulness of one’s inner and outer environment.
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