I have immersed myself in endurance sport for a long time, and have learned from many of the endurance sport giants. When coaching, I strive, with relentless passion, to stand on the shoulders of the giants before me, and look further. I embrace emerging scientific principles, whilst building and reflecting upon the great minds, and the wealth of experience, that have occurred throughout the evolution of sport. Am I 'new school' or 'old school'? I am both. And ‘school’ is the most important word in this question.
Below you will find many inspirational quotes from giants of our time. These quotes embed themselves within the core of my coaching philosophy and practice. Coach James
|"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well." - Pierre de Coubertin
Find true understanding in what the Olympic Creed means, and then incorporate this understanding with passion throughout all facets of life.
|"Achieve New Balance" - advertising slogan used by New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
Successful living relies on achieving a healthy balance in life. It's important to train smart and implement a program that optimally reflects your busy lifestyle. As a father of a baby girl, I understand how it can be challenging to mesh a training program with life's other more important priorities. Most of the athletes that I coach are very busy with full-time jobs and full-time family commitments. A coach can help maintain a happy balance that creates a win-win-win in all facets of one's busy lifestyle.
|“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" - Albert Einstein
Don't be insane. Train with purpose. Train smart.
|“The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do… They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.” - E. M. Gray
Never just go through the motions:
"Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect." - Vince Lombardi
Become a master at processing information. Never stop learning. Be a student of the sport. Accelerate through the massive learning curve of endurance sport. Pick everyone’s brain and retain the overwhelming information like a sponge. If you pay for my coaching, milk it for all it is worth by tapping into the knowledge and experiences that I have gained over time.
|"Champions are everywhere, you just have to train them properly" - Arthur Lydiard
The vast majority of people never come remotely close to achieving their potential. Champions are people who have come infinitely close to harvesting their potential. Champions are individuals who fulfill their long-term goals. Look in the mirror and first ask yourself if you believe that you can achieve your own personal goals. If yes, then ask yourself how you are going to get there. I can help you become a champion.
|"If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude." - Colin Powell
The little things are important. They all count, add up, and make a positive difference. Training well is only one part of the equation. Attitude is everything. Always drink from the cup of excellence.
|"Welcome to our giant game on planet Earth...a big place...with so many challenging and exciting possibilities. The overall objective is to maximize the good, and minimize the bad." - my dad, G. R. John Loaring
Join Team LPC and begin to embark on the path toward excellence.
|"Belief makes the extraordinary ordinary" - Richard Quick
Believe in belief, and spread this belief like a bush fire onto others. But first allow it to spread like a healthy virus within you. Have belief in yourself and in your coach. As a coach, I will put my heart and soul into helping you achieve your goals. To achieve your goals, you must first believe in yourself.
|"There is no such thing as can't” - Jan Ashford and often repeated by my mom, Elena Loaring
Broaden your horizon and strive to achieve what you thought was once unachievable.
|"Onwards and upwards we go" - Team LPC's motto
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Coach James' & LPC's Core Coaching Philosophy & Practice