Nancy’s collection of training tips

As I look at my many years of racing road races, triathlons, marathons, ironmans, mountain bike racing, road bike racing and most currently mountain running — I thought it was time to compile a post of my tips from this blog and continue to add on to it for the benefit of other aspiring athletes.

My background is in physical education / exercise technology. I have spent many years coaching skiing, basketball, field hockey and lacrosse. In the early nineties at Killington I studied and became certified as an ACE personal trainer and worked with clients at a chiropractic office in Mendon, VT. A 3 year varsity girls basketball coach at Woodstock Union HS and now at Mount Snow coaching skiing in the Development Program, coaching young woman and inspiring them to be the best they can be and sharing my true love of sport really fuels me as an athlete. I hope that some of these tips resonate with you and you can find a morsel that gets you to that next goal, your next PR or finish line you strive for in the future.

Here is a link to my resume (last update 2008) — I started racing back in college (1984) when my friend Glen who I rode bikes with asked me to swim a leg in this triathlon at Green Mountain College. The runner didn’t show up and biking was my favorite of the 3 sports, so I competed solo the next year and was first female. I love to win – place high and compete against myself and others. I strive for a PR, personal best on a course and just hope for the best each run, ride or triathlon.

Below is a list of quick links to my favorite running tips on Mountain of Dreams

So you want to run a faster marathon?

Learnings from the Big Lake 1/2 marathon

Sport Specific Training and Staying Injury Free

The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Running

Visualization and running performance

Running Tips from Nancy

And finally a link to my favorite running quote collection where you can always find a little inspiration.

This one is my all time favorite:

“An athlete who tells you the training is always easy and always fun simply hasn’t been there. Goals can be elusive which makes the difficult journey all the more rewarding.” -Alberto Salazar

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About Nancy

Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles. 

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