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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela Coon View Post
    Stop judging yourself so harshly.

    Screw what everyone else thinks and go define your self and your life as you wish it to be.

    Dima is Angie Issajenko's son. He is the runner for George who is legally blind. George ran a few Canadian records this summer at the world Championships in London with Dima running right along side him.

    George is an amazing kid. He has a girlfriend also blind, sings and records his music and lives a full, active life unlike most people who don't have physical or mental health issues.

    George was pissed off this summer as he knows he can be faster and wants to train harder and improve.

    You have what sounds to be excellent self introspection and you are not interested in giving up. Keep at and don't let go what you want.
    Thank you, I always have strong feelings about many things, and I always question why I feel certain way. The reason I want to be athletic so badly is because growing up many have unfortunately told me to give up because I'm just not so talented, and really severely damaged my self esteem at young age as my personality is being developed.

    I know I was always that rebellious kid that would want to do something more whenever told not to do.

    I thank you for your encouragement even though I'm not doing something that would be seen by most as a smart thing to do; to pursue athletic excellence, even beyond what most people expect out of someone of my level of talent.

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    I agree with Angela. It sounds like you are listening to other people and not your body. If your body is recovered with 7 hours of sleep, you feel good, things are improving, etc., then that is enough for you. As someone in the healthcare field in a couple of different areas, I can tell you that the recommendations made from research are made to fit most people. However, each person is different and will have different needs/requirements. The best thing to do is to learn to listen to your body. It often tells us what we need to know.
    I am doubtful as to if 7 hours is enough. Recently I haven't felt tired with 7 hours, but for vast majority of life, I did feel tired with 7 hours of sleep. I am doubtful of my intuitions. It's possible that my quality of sleep may have improved, making 7 hours enough. It's hard to tell if I'm really improving since I've gotten so many injuries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLIMBON View Post
    I agree with Angela. It sounds like you are listening to other people and not your body. If your body is recovered with 7 hours of sleep, you feel good, things are improving, etc., then that is enough for you. As someone in the healthcare field in a couple of different areas, I can tell you that the recommendations made from research are made to fit most people. However, each person is different and will have different needs/requirements. The best thing to do is to learn to listen to your body. It often tells us what we need to know.

    Yes, the best thing to do is learn and listen and take some time and try and experiment and laugh and enjoy the process and the journey.

    Yes, I am not coaching an NFL team but I have worked very closely with Charlie each person who spent time in our world for the 2 decades he was alive.

    DON'T make the mistake some people make which is the minute you make a judgement about something and cast what ever it is aside for the thought it was 'good' or 'bad' that very thing might be there to help you. ''

    Remember me saying "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water".

    I think the best people out there to listen to are not calling themselves experts. They are simply opening a door for you to listen to what is offered based on what they know from their experiences and knowledge base.

    Behind the most basic idea of sprinting is the failure of most to acknowledge proper prep to perform speed ( the simple warm up is at the core of this idea plus a GPP period) as well as a few drills designed to prevent thinking of the athlete. Because we are in the age of so much information, innate sprinting is dead. Even one of my athletes at Tech was drilling me about bullshit he read online and watched on You Tube. At first I was pissed and then I said leave that info for later and do what I am telling you when you are with me. . Here was a kid that 3 stepped 175 cm in high jump with both legs because his knees were bothering him. Amazing talent.

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    About healthcare.

    Doctors are great and the pharma business has it's place but beware of the RECIPE without your own thinking and some acknowledgment that how you are feeling matters.

    People love recipes but when it comes to your health learn to listen to what your body is telling you.

    When I first started consuming vitamins I had an issue right away with my digestion. That was a huge red flag but my trust in others over rode what I was feeling and experiencing.

    Looking back I put way too much trust in a doctor who I liked and trusted and felt knew what he was doing for me.

    Knowledge is wonderful to consume but you need context and dialogue and the ability to continue that dialogue.

    This is one reason I have tried to keep Charlie's information alive because he was the source for many of the speed people you are following and reading and watching right now. Whether they have the balls to admit it or not having a mentor like that is invaluable.

    Not many people, coaches or teachers have the hair to stand up to anyone and say what they really think.

    Admittedly Charlie was pushed into a corner to speak but imagine had he not been?

    You are going to get the truth when a person has pretty much lost all they have had and have nothing more to lose but to tell everyone how it really was. This my friends is what this site has been about for 18 years and counting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela Coon View Post
    Yes, the best thing to do is learn and listen and take some time and try and experiment and laugh and enjoy the process and the journey.

    Yes, I am not coaching an NFL team but I have worked very closely with Charlie each person who spent time in our world for the 2 decades he was alive.

    DON'T make the mistake some people make which is the minute you make a judgement about something and cast what ever it is aside for the thought it was 'good' or 'bad' that very thing might be there to help you. ''

    Remember me saying "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water".

    I think the best people out there to listen to are not calling themselves experts. They are simply opening a door for you to listen to what is offered based on what they know from their experiences and knowledge base.

    Behind the most basic idea of sprinting is the failure of most to acknowledge proper prep to perform speed ( the simple warm up is at the core of this idea plus a GPP period) as well as a few drills designed to prevent thinking of the athlete. Because we are in the age of so much information, innate sprinting is dead. Even one of my athletes at Tech was drilling me about bullshit he read online and watched on You Tube. At first I was pissed and then I said leave that info for later and do what I am telling you when you are with me. . Here was a kid that 3 stepped 175 cm in high jump with both legs because his knees were bothering him. Amazing talent.
    To follow recipe and to adhere to something strictly is knowledge, while listening to your body and being able to make appropriate adjustment is wisdom.

    Knowledge gives a good base to start with, but it takes wisdom to truely achieve one's full potential.

    I would love to be able to poccess the kind of wisdom that you and Mr. Francis has. It is what separates a good coach and a great coach.

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