For over two years I have had the dream of running in the Jerusalem Marathon. Well...this week I'm walking (running) out my dream - want to join me?
Supporting families through endurance events!
The big question I get from many athletes is when do I need to start focusing on my training if I'm doing "x" event on "x" date. I'm here to say that yes there is too long and yes there is too short. So that begs to ask the question stated above, how long to focus on a big event.
Some may say a year in advance, and depending on who you ask you may come across different answers, but what I find best is 6-8 months of structured training leading up to an event works best. There are so many things that go with this though that I feel I must touch on all aspects regarding time and training load.
One of the biggest wastes of time and stress are uncontrollables. As a coach, I can't tell you how many times I've had athletes ask me questions of concern regarding things that weren't within their control. Such things that come to mind are wind direction, pool closings, weather, flat tires, torn shoe laces, ripped shoes, or any other detrimental misfortune. The following post will touch on methods to look past these pesky uncontrollables. If you can take away any of these pieces of information, you may find that your training and races become much more enjoyable and you stop putting so much pressure or stress upon yourself.
I could have simply put the title of this piece as "moderation=success", but that could have been mistaken and left to thought from a subjective perspective. Therefore, because I wanted to be more concrete and objective with this piece, I'm tying in a percentage that you should always keep in the back of your mind. That percentage for your new year is 90%
Inheritance of Hope has partnered with Dalzell Coaching. While the partnership will be an incredible asset to our Team IOH athletes, there’s more to the story. Meet Derek Dalzell…
Growing up as a child without a parent is without a doubt the hardest thing that I’ve encountered in my short life. At the age of 10, I lost my father, who was my best friend. I went through most of my childhood feeling like
Nearly 200 volunteers participated in Inheritance of Hope’s 2nd Annual Legacy Run! This year, Team IoH Director, Candice Walsh, identified Chantel Azevedo to serve as Volunteer Coordinator. A native of Toronto, Chantel graduated from Brevard College in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Studies with an emphasis in Political Science and Communications. Her leadership was critical to the success of the Legacy Run.
As Volunteer Coordinator, Chantel coordinated, planned, and managed all aspects of volunteer initiatives. In addition to race day volunteer communications and responsibilities, she also planned and managed the volunteer work-night and volunteer appreciation dinner. Chantel’s leadership was also integral to the efficiency of the Pre-race Pasta Dinner and Bib Pick-Up event. Thank you, Chantel!
How did you become involved with Inheritance of Hope? As a senior student-athlete at Brevard College last April 2013, I volunteered my time to help with the first annual Legacy Run Pasta Dinner and Bib Pick-Up at the Brevard Community Church. At the time, I did not know what the Legacy Run was nor who Inheritance of Hope was.
I had so much fun meeting many of the runners who were going to be participating in the race the next day and as a bonus, the pasta dinner was excellent! As the night progressed, the time came when Executive Director Deric Milligan as well as Director Candice Walsh were scheduled to be on stage to talk about Inheritance of Hope.
Almost 370 participants, over 100 volunteers, HUGE community support and God's smile ... the Inheritance of Hope 2013 Legacy Run 15K, 5K and Kids' 1/2 Mile Fun Run took place on April 27, 2013. Gathering at Brevard College, Brevard, NC, for festivities and the start and finish - it was a great time for all!