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We’re excited to share that Podium Runner, one of the premier online running media platforms, has published an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Make the Leap. It’s the section dedicated to the Hidden Training Program: what you really need to do to be successful.

“Every athlete actually carries out two training programs. The first is their official, formal running training program, prescribed by a coach or adopted from a book or online plan. This is what is expected of you as a runner.

The second is the Hidden Training Program: everything you really need to do to be successful.

The Hidden Training Program includes the formal training program and much more. How you prepare before practice and recover afterward. How you eat and drink to maximize your energy. How you allocate your time to other responsibilities (school, work, family, partner). How you talk to your coaches to have productive conversations.

Success is about more than just showing up and working hard. You have to be ready to work hard when you show up!

Olympic 800 meter runner Khadevis Robinson once told me a story about how he approached eating when he was traveling in Europe…”

Read the entire excerpt at Podium Runner!


About Make the Leap


The key to unlocking your potential isn’t in training harder or doing more sophisticated workouts. It’s in thinking better about your training.

Think better, train better.

Make the Leap provides athletes and coaches a step-by-step guide to thinking more effectively about all aspects of training. Chapter One explains exactly what a Leap Cycle is and why some athletes make a leap while others don’t. It then systematically breaks down–via 11 Optimal Training Principles and 4 mental model spotlights–the attitudes and behaviors that the top performers use to think better about their training.

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Make the Leap is a pathway book. A mental running clinic in book form, it allows an individualized approach for each person that reads it. It is a book I will read over and over again.”
Ken Reeves, 2x National Coach of the Year, 11x CA State Cross Country Champion at Nordhoff High

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