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ROO #169: David Laney on Overcoming Mental Barriers

In this episode, David Laney, professional runner for Nike Trail Running and running coach at Trails and Tarmac, discusses how to overcome mental barriers in running and life. David reflects on his lifelong love for running that included a challenging high school career where his body wasn’t able to keep up with his passion for running. He reveals how the seed to run 100 miles was planted in him early on and why he transitioned to ultra trail running from a track and road background.

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ROO #163: Dan Walters on a Holistic Approach to Running

In this episode, Dan Walters, personal running coach and founder of DW Running, discusses a holistic approach to running. Dan reflects on the impact that his father, Dave Walters, accomplished runner and Olympic Trials qualifier, had on his early love of running. He recounts how a running injury in college eventually led him to pursue running coaching. Dan explains his holistic philosophy on running training, that includes nutrition, rest, life stress, and mental focus.

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Lessons Learned from Coaching TRACK

I had the joy of coaching outdoor track at my former high school this past year. It was a huge growing experience for me as a coach, runner, and person. The head coach, Jon Waldron (JWal), put me in charge of the distance running program, which included 18 boys and 5 girls. They competed in various events, ranging from 400 meters to 3ks. I led distance practice everyday, taught yoga and strength training, and tried to provide guidance on the highs and lows of high school life. Here are a few of the lessons I learned from the experience in …

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