If I could no longer run, I’d curse, slam doors, and spit vinegar. 
            Then, hopefully, I’d understand that it’s not the running that I truly love; it’s how running makes me feel: powerful and alive.  The magic of running isn’t found in biomechanics, it’s in the wild-animal energy I feel hurtling down wooded trails with friends; it’s in the gasping, burning, satisfying fatigue I feel when I surge past that stranger in the blue singlet at the finish line; it’s in the nod from another runner on a quiet Sunday morning, telling me silently, I know you; you are one of us.
            If I couldn’t run, I would unearth that same magic elsewhere, finding it, perhaps, in the different yet familiar strain of muscle against gears and wheels, as I devour asphalt and race city buses, feeling the exhilaration of sweat once again.


About horowitzrun

Jeff is a certified running, cycling, and triathlon coach, and is the author of "My First 100 Marathons" (Skyhorse Press 2008) and "Smart Marathon Training" (Velo Press 2011). An obviously addicted runner, Jeff has run at least one marathon in every state and on 6 continents, including marathons in South Africa, China, Bangkok, and Antarctica. Jeff is available for group, one-on-one, and virtual coaching. Options include: 1. Basic Training Plan. This includes a customized training schedule geared towards a goal race, with a detailed running schedule that would include all distances and target times for each workout, including speedwork, tempo, and endurance sessions. 2. Complete Fitness and Race Plan. This includes the plan listed above, plus the non-running workouts and drills that runners need for better overall fitness and performance. You would get strength & core workouts, as well as run-specific training drills and stretches. 3. Virtual Coaching. This includes all of the above, implemented on a week-by-week basis. We review each week's progress at week's end so that adjustments can be made. The program is tailored to suit you right up to race day. It involves more contact, on a weekly or even daily basis. 4. Full Coaching for athletes in the Washington DC area. All of the above, plus a weekly workout together including speedwork, drills, and strength training. 5. Individual track sessions. One-on-one track-based workouts. Contact Jeff for pricing.
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