Gah. It was a wonky week with a weird schedule, and I only had one satisfying run. Oh well. Turning the page on it, but read on for the breakdown.
Second week into an official training plan. It’s been a little intimidating following a formal plan again as I’ve been super flexible with my running this past year. Starting to get back in the flow of that more regimented life — I did this for five straight years…It’s good to be back.
The coach-client relationship is a unique one, so it is of top priority to choose the right person to help you reach your goal. After all, not only is there a significant financial investment, but you will also be entrusting them with your dream — whether it be athletic, entrepreneurial, or an overall vision for your life. In my case, I had a dream. A crazy dream: Qualify for the Boston Marathon. I was a good-plus runner, but to qualify for the Boston Marathon, I was going to have to cut over 30 min. off my marathon time, and I had spent the last four marathons stagnating at around the same finishing time and then suffering from chronic injury. Fortunately, my first coach was the right coach. While I thought I had just lucked out, after listening to a high performance podcast featuring best-selling author and leadership speaker David Horsager, it turns out there are some key points that made this partnership work so well. It begins with building the trust necessary to reach one’s goal, and that requires a solid framework based on competency, character, and connection.
My first official training week with mileage. It was hard. Or, I guess I have not really been used to pushing myself in a while on my regular runs. The mileage was a bit more than I’m used to, and the intensity…Here’s how it went.
First week back to running mileage happened while on vacation in Colombia. Here’s how it went.
Last week of no mileage running. Yay. Here’s how I made it through the final stretch!
“But where do you get your protein?” The same place an omnivore’s protein gets their protein — Plants!
Since there’s not too much running going on right now, here’s a look into my diet.