Since 2011, when Will Claye soon his first global medal until now when I've been fortunate enough to coach athletes to 17 Olympic and World Medals. I always felt it was my job to produce medals and not take the time to really enjoy the attainment of medals. I hold myself to the highest standards and do everything within my ability to get athletes ready for the big stage. These meets are more of a relief than they are joyous. Putting so much passion, time, and commitment can make you lose site of the journey and put too much emphasis on the results. But getting HERE is a part of the journey and is an honor in itself. I hate the fact that at times I forget that no media means no success. Finishing 4th, 5th, 6th, or even making the meet is a huge accomplishment. So being able to talk at the World Athletics coaches conference and seeing the excitement of the coaches who has their athletes first global medal is a reminder about PERSPECTIVE. Enjoy the competition, enjoy the results, and enjoy the fact that you made it.
Head Coach and founder of Maximum Velocity Athletics.