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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:

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

 Current medical research shows how the mental habits of exercise addiction can lead to a phenomena known as "athlete's heart," the official medical term referring to both the natural and pathological enlargement of the heart of someone who engages in strenuous exercise over a long period of time. The good news is that “athlete’s heart” is not the inevitable consequence of training hard.
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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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Self-Leadership in Healing Trauma – Running’s Role

Running and sport involvement is one of many innovative treatments for healing trauma. Activities like music, meditation, drama, and yoga offer new pathways to recovery by stimulating the brain’s natural neuro-plasticity. Creative therapists are employing exercises that help people focus on bodily sensations— and it’s largely through heightened body awareness that past traumas can be renegotiated and revisited rather than relived repeatedly.
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Two Tactics…

One thing I love about the Bolder Boulder Citizen’s Race is that the frequent bends and turns in the course offer a perfect opportunity to employ a fun racing tactic I learned from the great Frank Shorter:"In any kind of distance race there is an invisible thread that stretches about 10 meters. If a fellow competitor is running 10 meters or less in front of you, you’ll find that you can usually pull even or spurt past them anytime you choose."
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