Helping You Become A Sound Athlete

As coaches of Sound Training and Racing (West Seattle) we want to ensure that each workout you receive is developed with sound principles in mind. Everybody is unique - we all have different strengths, different weaknesses, different schedules, different motivations, and different goals - we're committed to giving our clients personal attention so that you get the most benefit from your training. We're also committed to building a community atmosphere - just because our clients have personalized plans, doesn't mean they have to train alone! We host many group workouts and special events so that we can all feed off each other's energy, excitement, and successes! If you're interested in getting to know our team, and having fun while preparing for any of your upcoming races...

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STR at 2016 Mt Rainier Duathlon


Recent Blog Posts

  • The #1 Benefit of Having Teammates Even as a coach and motivated athlete, I have bad days.My hamstrings have been sore through most of the week, and occasionally cramping up when I'd try to stretch when waking up in the morning.Yesterday, I was in a major funk.I had meetings throughout the day, and didn't get much actual work done, and I knew that today I'd have to own up to my lack of productivity. In my head, I was torn between working late to get caught up, and taking a nap.Going for our scheduled run was the last thing I wanted to do. (and that's when you KNOW things are going bad!)Luckily, Coach Jennifer (who's also ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:58 AM by Sound Training
  • Intentionally Develop A Habit When it comes to health and fitness, we hear a lot about how we need break bad habits. In fact, society today focuses SO MUCH on the negative that we may have forgotten how to see the POSITIVE side of things. For instance, one of the guys that works out with us was recently sent a "care package" from his distant family members. He tried to avoid the sugary treats because "If I smell them, I'll want to have one. And if I have one, I won't be able to resist the rest." Can you guess what happened? Yep. I suggested that next time he flip his mindset: "If I smell the chocolates, I will be strong enough ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 9:20 AM by Sound Training
  • THIS is the Day! I had a lot of plans in place for this blog post...... in fact... I had wanted to write it last week. Then something came up.Then it was the end of the day, and I thought it would be better to write it in the morning the next day.Then something else came up....It is SO EASY for us to put things off until tomorrow, but the truth is, tomorrow never comes, it will always be one day away.This "daily blog" now has a 6 day gap in it... You see, there are some things that NEED to be done daily - that's how you develop consistency, and THAT's how you get better at something.But ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2017, 10:48 AM by Sound Training
  • 7 Quotes To Help You Reach Your Goals There are a whole slew of activity trackers on the market, and they can monitor all different aspects of your life - step count, heart rate, sleep quality, and even your blood sugar levels!Humans collect a ridiculous amount of data every day - 2.5 million Terabytes according to IBM and vcloudnews.com - and I'd guess that most if it just goes into archives and never gets looked at again.So.... what's the point?1) "What gets tracked gets improved." - Peter DruckerIf you simply go out and run the same route every day, without any measurement at all, you'll never know IF or HOW you're improving. You may notice that some days are easier, and some ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2017, 10:38 AM by Peter Lohrmann
  • Improving Your Run Technique Using Strength Exercises This morning I had a challenging, yet low-intensity workout with a couple of our athletes.The focus was on running strength.Running is a VERY dynamic activity, during which you are literally flying through the air with neither foot on the ground.Considering that we're constantly using a single leg to launch ourselves into the air at speeds between 4-12 MPH (for us non-professional runners), it may or may not then be surprising that we can easily develop muscular imbalances - where one side of our body is stronger or more flexible than the other side. If you've experienced this to an extreme, you likely had one of two outcomes - you either stopped running because of ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2017, 10:27 AM by Sound Training
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