Use The Power of Visualization In Your Pre-Run Routine

Have you ever been to a movie with a particularly powerful scene that kept popping into your head for days afterward, either inspiring you or disturbing you?

Or maybe you've had a fight with someone and you kept running the scene over and over in your mind, getting more angry with each passing moment?

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'Perfect Puppy' Panic

I often hear people stressing over where their next puppy is going to come from, whether they will make a good choice and then how worried they are about messing the puppy up once it arrives. They desperately want to “do it right” this time. I get it…I’ve been there too. But...

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How to Silence the Inner Critic

We all have a voice inside our heads that has been referred to as the inner critic. It’s the voice that says you can’t, that you aren’t good enough, that you should be afraid, and a multitude of other negative things. In some people that voice is louder and in others it is...

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After The Peak

If you've ever felt a big lull or let-down after a big event, you understand there is an ebb and flow to the competitive life cycle. You've spent so much energy preparing that you can feel very wiped out, emotionally and physically.

Planning your dog's recovery as well as your own from a major event is...

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Are You Moving Fast Enough?

I've talked a number of times over the years about the comfort zone, the learning zone, and the panic zone.

The comfort zone is when you are perfectly comfortable, you don't make mistakes and it feels easy and in control.

The learning zone is the next level where you feel pushed, a bit out of your element,...

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European Open Challenges

We are going to look at one of the sequences from the European Open 2015.

This course had some challenges very typical of European courses. This is a nice small little sequence that most of you should be able to set up and is quite fun. I've taken the sequence (first drill) and then nested some other...

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