Category Archives: Coaching

The middle-aged athlete part two: being a guinea pig for heart rate experiments

Sometimes I like treating myself like a guinea pig. My recent experiments on myself involved using a heart rate monitor watch for the first time. I learned about the physiological basis of running training decades ago, but as an elite … Continue reading

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Sport watches part II: Is there really a coach inside the watch?

I finally broke down and bought my first GPS watch, a Garmin Forerunner 10, after 38 years of running successfully (for much of that time at an elite level) with nothing more sophisticated than a Timex chronograph watch. Recently I’ve … Continue reading

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Sport watches part I: comparing features of Garmins and a Polar

Recently I’ve been doing some research about some of the more advanced sport watches. I started using a Garmin Forerunner 10 (a simple GPS watch) about a year ago. I’ve had fun with it and I’m impressed both by how … Continue reading

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The friends who got me to the 1988 Olympics + Olympic Training Log Aug 27-Sept 2

As I’ve copied my Training Log here over the past few weeks, I’ve realized again how incomplete memory can be. I had forgotten just how much a few people helped me get ready for the Olympics during that crucial summer … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to George Gluppe: a memorial celebration

New! View Keith Dunn’s YouTube video of Warren’s PowerPoint presentation showing George’s life in photos, in video format complete with music. Brings back many memories of George and his friends and athletes. See George from babyhood, through his prime years running years … Continue reading

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George Gluppe’s Bio: Fast times and good times

Early years George Gluppe was born in the small city of Hawkesbury, Ontario, in 1933. His father worked in the local paper mill—when he could. It was the Depression and times were tough. The family home had no indoor plumbing … Continue reading

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Leadership in running: coaching winning individuals and teams

This post is about my lifetime running coach, George Gluppe. The idea for writing this post was provoked by questions from one of my blog readers, Gina Pinsonnault. She is doing masters degree research on leadership in both team and individual … Continue reading

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Training without a coach: Olympic Training Log Feb. 20-Feb. 26

I was now back in Brussels, training for the World Cross-Country Championships in Auckland (as well as several major road races) without the guidance of my coach, George Gluppe. Remember, this was pre-Internet days. There was no Facebook, no Skype, … Continue reading

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George Gluppe 1933-2012: Missing an old friend

  Below, I’ve included a post I wrote on April 27, 2011, almost a year ago. I kept it private because it is very personal, and I didn’t want George to read it. April 23, 2012—The Backstory George’s health began to … Continue reading

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