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Von was one of my favorite athletes and I know he’ll be your favorite coach. This guy went from a couch potato to a marathoner/ultra-marathoner in no time. He knows what it takes to get you from wherever you are to where you want to go because he’s been there. He transformed his life, let him show you how to transform yours.

Mike Bledsoe

CEO, Barbell Shrugged

I have always had knee and hip pain while running. That slowed me down pretty significantly. After working with VonĀ I have not had any pain while running and my times have consistently gotten faster!

Amanda D.

LHRL Athlete

Prior to working with Von, I never thought of running as a skill. I thought we all knew how to run. I would have pain in my lower back and hip flexors even on short runs. Now, I treat running just like other aspects of training and work to perfect my technique. My runs are pain free and my times are getting better. I could ask for more than that!

Steven M.

LHRL Athlete

Mile 7 Moment

Mile 7 Moment

In my experience, most 12-step meetings function in pretty much the same way. It’s pretty simple, really. There are a few opening readings, announcements, and then they pick a topic. After the chairperson picks a topic, things get tricky…. Get a pencil and...

LHRL #47 from Ragnar Trail Race- Atlanta, GA

LHRL #47 from Ragnar Trail Race- Atlanta, GA

https://media.blubrry.com/liftrunlong/p/www.liftheavyrunlong.com/media/LHRLEpisode47.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS We had an absolute blast as the North Mississippi Endurance Team took to the highway and participated in the...

Impatient or Determined?

Impatient or Determined?

“You must learn to be patient.” That is what I told my ten year old son during one of my many lectures, which leave him discreetly rolling his eyes while sticking his finger down his throat. I can get on my fatherly soapbox a little too quickly, too often....

LHRL #46 with David Gross

LHRL #46 with David Gross

https://media.blubrry.com/liftrunlong/p/www.liftheavyrunlong.com/media/LHRLEpisode46.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS David Gross is Head Coach and Co-owner at Faction Strength and Conditioning. He specializes in the...

Trail & Ultra Liars

Trail & Ultra Liars

You should be ashamed of yourself. You really should be. If you are a trail and ultra marathon runner, you cannot be trusted. I’m no expert, but I have been sucked into enough trail runs to have learned that although most trail and ultra runners are good...

Two Monks and a Woman

Two Monks and a Woman

The story goes like this… “A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a river with a strong current. As the monks were preparing to cross the river, they saw a very young and beautiful woman also attempting to...

Was It Worth It?

Was It Worth It?

“Was it worth it?” I have been asked this question by more people, involving more scenarios, than I care to mention. I have done some incredibly stupid things on an incredible amount of occasions, with an incredibly poor sense of judgement. Given my...

LHRL Podcast Episode 45 – Lorgene and Kelly Gilbert

LHRL Podcast Episode 45 – Lorgene and Kelly Gilbert

https://media.blubrry.com/liftrunlong/p/www.liftheavyrunlong.com/media/LHRLPodcast45.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Have you ever felt hopeless? Don’t you hate the feeling of being sick, tired, overweight, insecure,...

Whistling Distance

Whistling Distance

Stay within “whistling distance”. That was the rule. My dad has a hellaciously loud two-finger whistle. When my brother and I were growing up, we played outside with 10-15 other kids just about every evening. From racing bikes, jumping skateboards,...

The Dog & The Elephant

The Dog & The Elephant

It is said that when baby elephants are trained, they are staked to the ground with a metal rod and a chain. The elephant will struggle to break free from the chain for only a matter of days before it gives up and accepts that the chain has control over him. Even...