Episode 6 Sean O'Connor Author of Distance Training Simplified


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Today we talk with recording-breaking coach and author Sean O'Connor. Sean has singlehandedly rewrote the Missouri distance records both in XC and track & field. Coach O'Connor and I discuss his influences that led to his path into coaching. He lays out his unique system of training that he developed from some of the biggest names in distance coaching like Dr. Daniels, Renato Canova, Arthur Lydiard, etc. Through this unique mixture, he came up with what he calls the "funnel." We talk about how to build long-lasting programming to create a unique opportunity to be equally competitive at both cross country and track. We discuss how to develop winning cultures, how to actually implement actionable sport psychology. He discusses the practice of mindfulness, meditation, and visualization. Coach O'Connor leads us into the importance of using mistakes as teachable moments and personal professional development. The path becomes our best teacher.

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To pick up Distance Training Simplified: https://www.amazon.com/Distance-Training-Simplified-Se%C3%A1n-OConnor/dp/1720504024

To contact Coach O'Connor

Email: oconnorsean@rsdmo.org Twitter: @LafayetteBoysXC

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