North Jersey Training Group

Jacob's Coaching Blog: July 10 to 14: Jacob Brown's running camp. Camp was fun and I realized I missed coaching at camp. I will make sure I do it again next year! June 16 & 17: Attended USATF Cross Country Specialist Clinic at Villanova University. Joe Vigil & Scott Christensen are great coaches who have an inspirational way of imparting their wisdom. Marcus O'Sullivan & Gina Procaccio added some great experience to the presentation. May 29: Ridgewood Memorial Day Run - Finish Line Water Station! Even in the rain great fun. See many faces from my time in Ridgewood! Spring 2017: Really enjoyed coaching Racefaster - Hope I helped the kids as much as they entertained me. March 20th and first day of Spring I start my next coaching adventure with RaceFaster! I have resurfaced! February 5, 2017. Returned to the site of my last High School race in 1963!! Spoke at a clinic at Mt Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh. The clinic was organized by Mt Lebanon's long time coach (and friend of mine) Mike Agostinella. Hopefully I imparted some distance training wisdom. I also heard interesting talks on running form and FAT timing. Researching high School distance performances over time using High School Track Annuals that are found in the Armory's Archives. Jack Peifer has been a great help. Is everyone racing faster now? January 2017: Continuing to officiate and direct indoor Track and Field Meets On Wednesday October 26 I will be speaking at Rick Braver's Office on "Gait Anakysis in Runners." 4-14 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn. Be there or Be square! 6:00pm We will watch the Rio Olympic men's 1500m final. I am reading up to date scientific articles for the talk. Cool Stuff! Plus there is free food. 2016-October 22. I was inducted into the the Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame. There were athletes there from my first team, my best team, and my last team! It was an unbelievable evening that I am having trouble putting into the proper emotional category. Joy, pride, humble, excitement all mixed into one. I need some time to process this one! Paul Schwartz wrote such a complementary article for the program! My acceptance speech is heartfelt. 2016-June. North Jersey training group does not exist yet! BUT hopefully in the future. Meanwhile: I have worked individually with a few runners on form issues I have taken my "bucket drums" to Race Faster youth summer camp. I have spoken at the Make Running Fun camp at Camp Scatico (and that was fun). I Attended The Running Summit East Clinic where I photo bombed coaching legends Joe Vigil and Jack Daniels. Right Now: I am Helping upgrade the shot put landing areas at our track in Ridgewood. and Looking forward to Cross Counry Season. Video needs Quick Time Player: Live High, Train Low! North Jersey Training & Racing Group. I have retired from High School Teaching and Coaching. What is next? I am looking to put together a Training and Racing group for post collegiate Runners who want to continue their competitive career. Our goals would revolve around improving our performance in track, cross country and road racing. We would meet several times a week and work towards individual goals but we would do a lot of work together. Our group would offer coaching support, training partner support, and team comradery around the sport of competitive running. We would occasionally compete in USATF championship meets both as individuals and as a team. This is an evolving idea but if you are currently training at a high level in the North Jersey area and want to become part of a training group send me an e-mail. jacob@jacobbrown.com Jacob Brown