Coach’s Corner

Jayaruwan Running head coach Gert’s thoughts, tips & tricks, and random ramblings…

The Four Pillars of Successful Coaching

by Gert • October 30, 2019

The best natural runners do not always win, and the best coaches do not always have winning athletes. I requires a mixture of both, where a culture is created that brings out the best in each runner individual — even if they aren’t the most naturally talented.Successful coaching and the relationship between a coach and […]


“I have no time to run”

by Gert • October 26, 2019

This, and some minor variations on it, is the sentence I have heard the most in the past 25 odd years. Not only as a reason not to start running at all but also as a reason to skip runs. Nowadays everything in life is scheduled, from work, daily chores, kid’s extracurricular activities, meetings with […]


Motivation

by Gert • October 2, 2019

Elite runners make a lot of sacrifices to reach the top and even more to stay there. “Run, Eat, Sleep, Repeat” may sound fun for the average runner, but if that means missing out on birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekend getaways, etc., it becomes less attractive. Many people wonder where these athletes get the motivation […]


Generic Training Schedules and Self-Proclaimed Coaches

by Gert • September 30, 2019

Compared to 20 years ago, thanks to the internet, the amount of information about running is rampant. Training schedules and plans can be easily found, help and information is just a click away… But herein also lays the danger. Not all the available info is correct. I would even say that the majority of all […]