Training with Dan Green

Training with Dan Green
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Coach Dan Green

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Meet the Athletes

Meet the Athletes
2014 Elite - Team Green Running
16 Sep

Team Work = Achieving Goals

As TGR athletes prepare to race at Olympic Trials standards, their workouts have to be reflective of those times.  For example, to get to Nationals in 2014 in the 5K the automatic standard was 13:30 or 4:21.2 per mile with a final 200 in 32 seconds!!  To prepare an athlete to do that it is only logical to assume that the athlete would run 4 or 5x mile in 4:15-17 or run 2x2 miles in 8:45.  These are very fast times.  For athletes to line up and run times that they have previously race in repeats at practice can be mind blowing. This is what has to happen for athletes to be successful; practice has to be specific in order to help the athlete achieve their goal. Team Green Running training

08 Sep

Being an Olympic Development team....

There are not many Olympic Development teams in the US and there is a good reason why, money.  I don’t think companies, communities and the general public understand the cost and time it takes in developing a National level team.  
 
 
03 Sep

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

From utilizing the top of the line in performance testing equipment to my second Emergency Room visit here in the Woodlands I have had a great 2 months.Life here in Texas definitely has taken more time than I thought to adjust.  do feel like my purpose of taking my training to the next level is being met.

27 Aug

Finding a Balance

Running has always brought me joy and balance in my life. It allows me to keep both my mind and body in shape and focused.  I enjoy the fact that running requires discipline and forces you into a strict routine. That what you eat and when you sleep in integrally connected to your run the next day or even a month later. However, I am at a point in my life where everything I do no longer revolves around running. In fact, many days I don’t even think about running until I put on my running shoes.  This is a hard change for someone who ran for 10 years competitively and who truly loves the sport.  It is hard to find the balance between having a career, being a wife, and being a runner.

22 Aug

Mistakes or learning to take it to the next level?

Looking back on the 2014 season, I think I competed better than I ever have.  I tinkered with my racing strategy in every way possible (i.e. leading races, middle of the back, back of the pack).
 
I think trying all of these tactics have helped me to become a better racer, and I no longer fear making mistakes in races.  That is a fear I believe many athletes have ---- making mistakes.  Through making several mistakes in my races this year, I believe I learned so much about myself as an athlete.  This growth I have made will definitely show up in my future training and competition!!