Jeff Benjamin reached out to fellow “The Running School “running camp alum and friend of almost 30 years Coach Sean Brosnan. Coach Sean Brosnan, whose young athlete, Nico Young, ran a fabulous 7:56.97 for 3000m at the elite Dr. Sanders Memorial 3000m at the 2020 Millrose Games.
Updated April 1, 2020
Awaiting The Baton In The Relay Exchange Zone – Profiles Of Athletes, Coaches & Legends During The War Against Corona
Profile # 11
Top National High School Coach Sean Brosnan
By Jeff Benjamin
How is your daily training/coaching regimen going and how challenging has it been for you in this environment?
“My routine with the team has changed a lot. My school district encourages us coaches to stay in contact with the kids. So I’m able to write their workouts and encourage them to run and workout alone or with one other person while honoring social distance. All my classes are online, so it gives me more time to come up with creative ideas on staying safe and on top of their fitnesses at the same time.”
What advice can you give to runners, especially youth, HS, and collegiate athletes who are challenged during this time?
“My advice would be make sure you take this time to be safe and practice social distance. However, use this time to better yourself as an athlete by working on other aspects of your training that does not include running, such as mental toughness, core, glutes, and ankle strength. Learn more about recovery and start habits that will help you when we begin to get back to normal practices.