laces out wrote:
Nice video. Great introduction to Ryan and insight.
yep. honest and well done.
We need more of these!
This was a great documentary, and I thought the same thing. The guy does a lot of work and deserves the most precise coaching in all aspects. I am not saying Dave Smith hasn't done a good job, because he has, but no one coach can help him in all aspects. He needs to see a biomechanic, if not doing so already. I am a PhD student in one of the premier biomechanic schools in the country. Someone get this guy to a biomechanic!
nice documentary. There is potential in his running form...
He'll be excited when he wins his next big race. This is the way it is for most guys on the professional bubble. They work 20-25 hours a week on their feet in retail, get a small stipend on top of that, and hopefully have a contract that pays for things like health insurance, housing, food, travel, entry to races, gear, etc. That's why prize money is such a big deal. The extra $5,000-10,000 a year from winning smaller races in the USA can be the deciding factor between training comfortably and being scared to death of next month's bills.
He's really boring... He spoke in a very boring, monotone voice. He never smiled, never showed enthusiasm for what he's doing. Is that really better than doing a 9-5 if he also has to work at a running store? How depressing...
Anyone know how often he is in the Czech Republic? He has a Czech wife and from time to time I find him in results of races here (even smallish local races but that was a few years ago). I met him last summer in Prague, he said he even understood Czech language