Jon Townsend – Running is a reward, not a punishment.

Jon is a long-serving writer for These Football Times and the Original Coach and is the author of the upcoming book “It’s Just a Ball: Exploring the Complexities of a Simple Game”.

 

Jon, a supporter of Liverpool Football Club and AFC Ajax, is based in the U.S. and is involved in promoting grassroots football and specializes in player development writing and coaching. He is the co-founder of Year Zero Soccer, a non-profit grassroots football organization that is partnered with TFT.

 

His work has been featured on the Guardian Sport Network, Inside Soccer, NSCAA Soccer Journal, White Lines Magazine, and Spartan Magazine.

 

Cookie of Team SISU caught up with him recently a they draw the parallels between running, football (soccer), training and what athletic ability and training means in modern times.

 

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Twitter: @jon_townsend3

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AOF:177 Ever dream of living in the mountains?

Living in the mountains.   

 

The thought of this is what has forced people from every inch of the globe to pack up and find their home in their dream place.  But, once they got there the work dried out and they reluctantly moved back to where they could make a living.

 

Aryn Schlicting has a solution for all of you dreamers out there.  Be a pro.  Start your career or continue it in the mountains and use her website to do it!

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But what makes him tick and why would someone want to do these kinds of things when they don’t need to?

Nick addresses these questions and many others when he caught up with Cookie from Team SISU recently.

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AOF:176 Three unique workouts, coincidence, and the magic in numbers.

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  • The launch of Becoming Ultra Season 4.
  • The coincidence of numbers, especially 62.
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  • A new podcast and curriculum for fitness professionals.
  • A simple challenge for the new year, forever.

 

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AOF:175 Laura Messner on the key to happiness, OCR myths, and a fitness test you can try today.

This OCR athlete wants to star in the theatre.  Huh?

 

Yep, and like many endurance athletes she got hooked just by trying it out like the rest of us.

She shares her thoughts on

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  • A great workout any of us can use to test and retest our fitness this offseason
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  • The keys to her happiness
  • Her biggest weakness as an athlete
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Follow Laura’s kickass Instagram feed.

 

 

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AOF:174 Is that gut feeling for real?

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AOF:172 “The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go.”

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Camping in Nanga Parbat in Pakistan

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Climbing in Norway

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“Just For The Love Of It”

 

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