Myths, misconceptions, half-truths, and lies

Ever since I started this blog in the summer of 2005 an ongoing theme has been exploring myths, misconceptions, half-truths and lies. I doubt that will change. I think because I am informed skeptic who keeps exploring those ideas, people and things that lead us astray from our goal of preparing robust athlete to thrive in the competitive cauldron.

Starting next week, I plan on posting regularly on Training Do’s and Don’ts, highlighting what I have learned over the years and continue to learn day to day. I addition I will occasionally touch on the dos and don’ts on the GAINcast.

I started this blog 17 years ago as an emotional release after a traumatic six months as a coach with the Nike Oregon project where I saw enough training don’ts to fill a textbook. Over the past 17 years the blog has been a means of sharing ideas, challenging conventional wisdom, and learning to ask better questions. In my fifty plus years of coaching I have been exposed to and tried many training methods spanning spectrum from the good to the bad and the ugly. It has all been a learning experience. I think that framing what I have learned as training dos and don’ts is the best way to share what I have learned.

I would like to hear from you (email with any questions and ideas to stimulate me to keep learning. Remember: stay curious and don’t be afraid to color outside the lines.