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posted 5 hours ago

I'm not one for posting "motivational" or "rise and grind" videos, but this one is fairly awesome. If this does not get you fired up about your workouts this week I don't know what will!

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posted 4 days ago

Is Social Media Affecting your Athletic Performance and Enjoyment? Growing up, I was a terrible basketball player, but it was my favorite sport. After being cut from the 7th grade team, I got over my embarrassment and disappointment and asked the coach, "Ok, so how can I improve?” In light of my affinity for endurance sports, I think we all know that this did not end in comeback story akin to Michael Jordan being cut from his high school team. I often think back to this time and wonder if my feelings of defeat or failure would have been amplified by social media. Today we post our workouts, nutrition, and athletic performances on an almost daily basis for the world to see. How many times have we done this while training for an event? The aftermath of a disappointing performance then consumes us by worrying what to say to our friends, family, and social media audience. We then write a race report that should be written for us to learn from, but we spend more time wondering what people will think, not how we can improve in our training and race performances. This mentality may be affecting your performance and enjoyment of your sport. In fact, research shows how physiological stress can hinder performance. Take a step back and evaluate how we value our social media status. We often publicly set these high and sometimes unrealistic expectations for ourselves then suffer the “social media” aftermath. One of my athletes offered the following insight: whether you perform your best or your worst, there is a good chance the large majority of your followers and friends, if not all of them, will read it then move on with their lives. They are not dwelling on it nor thinking about it the rest of the day. You may be, but they aren’t. We all fall victim to social media stress and anxiety. Once you realize that this about you and no one else, it very well may improve your performance and enjoyment of training and racing. Think critically, question often, and train smart. Coach Jason Kilderry

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posted 5 days ago

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posted 1 week ago

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posted 1 week ago

Today's Open Water Swim is cancelled, but Sunday's is Not!

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posted 1 week ago

A Healthy Relationship with Sport Data The current issue of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance is devoted to monitoring training load. This issue highlights mathematical modeling, statistics, blood markers, muscle biopsies, heart rate variability, w prime (W’), psychosocial variables, nutrition, rate of perceived exertion scales, and many more methods of monitoring stress on the body. It's a fascinating read. While I use quite a few of these methods with my athletes, it is important to maintain a healthy relationship with the overwhelming amount of data. Use the data as a guide and a tool to make training decisions, but don't obsess over the numbers as they will never be 100% accurate. Often, noting “how you are feeling” during a key workout or week of training will mirror what the data shows. However, I will never completely dismiss data because it plays an important role in communication. As much as I’m a data nerd, and would love to understand more of the mathematical/statistical side of these methods, effective communication from my athletes will always trump data. http://journals.humankinetics.com/toc/ijspp/current#/toc/ijspp/12/Suppl+2 Coach Jason Kilderry

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posted 1 week ago

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posted 2 weeks ago

I'm looking forward to speaking about the The Masters Endurance Athlete tomorrow night in Haddonfield NJ. Recovery, strength training, workout selection, and nutritional requirements are just some of the topics I will be discussing! Hope to see you there. https://www.facebook.com/events/296331460792127/

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posted 2 weeks ago

So what did we learn from the breaking 2 hours marathon attempt? We already expected to see highlights of the effectiveness of drafting, so I’m excited to learn more about the specific fueling plan during the race. It seems that a once unfathomable amount of grams of carbohydrate per hour was ingested. How much? What types of carbohydrate? How much “gut training” was needed to handle this amount of carbohydrate? Most importantly, did the athletes even oxidize the added carbohydrates, and was it a contributor in the success? I’m sure we are going to hear a lot about each runner over the next few weeks from the sport scientists on the project, but, in the mean time, here are some great thoughts by other sport scientists and coaches. http://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/after-a-near-sub-2-marathon-whats-next http://www.runnersworld.com/2-hour-marathon/believe-it-a-sub-2-marathon-is-coming?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=Social&utm_term=891417788&utm_campaign=Runner%E2%80%99s%20World http://sportsscientists.com/2017/05/pursuit-sub-2-marathon-next/ http://www.scienceofrunning.com/2017/05/the-2-hour-marathon-what-did-we-learn-from-a-scientific-standpoint.html https://sportsscientists.com/2017/05/eliud-kipchoge-20025/

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posted 2 weeks ago

This race sells out fast! Sign up on the 15th. Flat, Fast, and extremely well run. Don't miss out!

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posted 3 weeks ago

"Everyone knows that great coaching is part art, part science. The difficulty, however, is determining exactly how much art and exactly how much science should go into coaching. For me personally, that concept is absolutely critical. Not only do I compete at the professional level where performance impacts my ability to earn a living, but I also suffer from a genetic heart condition that requires consistent monitoring by medical specialists and a constant focus on my health. As a result, I needed a coach that (a.) could do the requisite research to understand my condition, (b.) communicate properly with my doctors, and (c.) coordinate all of that information to integrate it into a training program that worked for me and my objectives. From my perspective, Jason Kilderry checked each of those boxes. He uses science heavily to form the foundation of the overall program, laying out a proper progression for both short-term and long-term growth and performance gains as an athlete. After that foundation, though, Jason uses "art" and takes the time to investigate the athlete individually -- to determine how a person responds to certain types of training, to figure out how a person ticks, to analyze the strengths and weaknesses (which, as in my case, can sometimes be medical) of an athlete, and to discover the true underlying motivations for each person -- that places each athlete on the correct path to reach all of his or her objectives. Many coaches have their own approach and attempt to apply that particular philosophy without flexibility to each person they coach. Jason has his beliefs, but he never hesitates to question, think critically, and alter his plan should new evidence come to light. Countless times during our conversations I would make a suggestion about a particular aspect of training. In most instances, rather than making any quick judgment on my suggestion, Jason would take several days to evaluate my thoughts fully. Sometimes he would agree, and sometimes he would not. But simply the fact that he took the time to really consider things created a level of trust that every athlete should aspire to have with his or her coach. In short, Jason knows what he is doing. He is both an athlete and coach, and having both of those perspectives is invaluable when leading others towards their goals." J.P. - http://justinparkracing.com/

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posted 3 weeks ago

This is a phenomenal Kids Triathlon in South New Jersey. I remember helping out this event 10 years ago and it was such a joy watching such young kids participate in this mini triathlon. If your kids can't make it please spread the word about the race!

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posted 4 weeks ago

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posted 1 month ago

“After being coached by Jason for 3 years now I can confidently say I would be nowhere near where I am today without his guidance. Coming off my season in 2013, which ended on an operating table repairing a shattered collar bone, I was ready to get back into training with the hope of stepping up to longer distance racing. Jason shot down that idea right away; knowing that the best approach for me would be to build speed over short course triathlon before moving up to the big leagues. The first year of being coached by Jason was a bit of a learning experience. I had always been coached in the pool but never on the bike or run. I had to learn Jason’s methodology behind his workouts, as well as how to fit everything in. Being an engineering student, I could grasp Jason’s ideas relatively easily due to the research behind the workouts. At the start, some of Jason’s workouts seemed a bit farfetched. In swimming I always went by “more is better”. Going for a 20-minute run when I felt great seemed insane to me. Why can’t I run longer or harder? Shouldn’t this be all out? These were the questions I constantly asked at the start. While my understanding of Jason’s process began to develop, the questions to this day have not stopped. The biggest thing, in my opinion, that sets Jason apart from other coaches is his ability to break down the science behind the workouts to his athletes. Just about every time I ask Jason a question he doesn’t just give a simple answer; he answers the question, explains it, and then backs it up with research that has proven the method to be effective. A phrase I hear from Jason just about every week is “long term development”. This is something else that sets Jason apart from other coaches. While some coaches are more interested in immediate gains, Jason sets his athletes up for success not just for the current season, but for 5 years down the road. From the first time I spoke with Jason, I could tell he had a plan for me. Being 5 weeks into my first term of college at the time, this seemed nuts to me. I was just worried about finishing the term with a respectable GPA and he was already talking about races 3 years away. To this day, Jason’s understanding of physiology and how his athletes will perform amazes me. The longer he works with an athlete, the better he gets to know them, their training habits, and how they race. This past fall I was racing Ironman 70.3 Austin, which was the collegiate national championship for the distance. Going into the race Jason knew I would get too excited on the bike, hammer it much than I should, and then blow up on the run. Because of this, Jason gave me a target power of about 10 watts lower than he thought I should be at. As usual, he was right. I went a bit harder, which ended up being the power he actually wanted. This set me up for a run that would be good enough to take home the collegiate win. If you are looking for a coach who has the scientific background and can tailor the workouts to you as an individual, Jason is not the only coach out there who can do this. However, if you want a coach who will take the time to get to know you, your strengths and weaknesses, and what makes you tick; Jason is the coach you will have the most success with." – AK

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posted 1 month ago

ETA Coach shared The Running Place's event.

Interval Training to Enhance Health and Performance

Is your goal to run your first 5k, train for a marathon, or improve your health? No matter your goal or athletic level, interval training is essential for your health and performance. While there are many approaches to interval training, the best approach depends on your goals, experience, and individual needs. Come join Coach Jason Kilderry as he discusses the fundamental principles of interval training for endurance athletes. He will analyze the different types of interval workouts and how all these approaches can be implemented based on your goals. Coach Jason has an extensive background in exercise physiology and kinesiology and will use research led practices to break down popular claims about these topics to deliver the information you need to reach your performance goals.

April 19, 2017 - April 19, 2017

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posted 1 month ago

Upcoming Speaking Events and Seminars April 18th The Female Athlete: Maximizing Health to Improve Performance Hosted by PHILADELPHIA RUNNER Center City, PA 6:30pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1656034784693174/ April 19th Interval Training to enhance Health and Performance Hosted by The Running Place Newtown Square, PA 6:30pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1028999253911817/ April 27th The Female Athlete: Maximizing Health to Improve Performance Hosted by Athleta Philadelphia, PA 8pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-female-athelete-maximizing-health-to-improve-performance-tickets-32590643492 May 10th The Masters Athlete Hosted by the South Jersey Athletic Club at Grace Church Haddonfield, NJ 8pm May 13th, 14th, 20th, 27th, & 28th ETA Coach Open Water Swim Clinic Hosted by ETA Coach Open Water Swims: Camp Ockanickon Medford NJ 8-9:30am https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-eta-coach-open-water-swim-clinics-camp-ockanickon-tickets-31240822140 June 5th Recovery for Endurance Athletes Hosted by The Running Place Newtown Square, PA 7pm https://www.facebook.com/events/388079044895182/ June 10th and 11th ETA Coach Open Water Swim Clinic Hosted by ETA Coach Open Water Swims: Camp Ockanickon Medford NJ 8-9:30am https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-eta-coach-open-water-swim-clinics-camp-ockanickon-tickets-31240822140

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posted 1 month ago

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