Thursday, June 25, 2009

Do I want or NEED a running coach?

I've been toying around with the idea that I, for some insane reason, need a running coach. Maybe someone who can point me in the right direction to get some personal records on distances from the 5k to 1/2 Marathon as well as some Sprint and 1/2 Ironman advice.

I'm trying to think of why I'm so bent on getting a coach. Perhaps it is because I want to be quicker, faster and stronger as an athlete. Or, maybe its just the fact that I'm jumping up to the 35-39 age group in 12 days and there is some sort of clock ticking in the back of my head telling me this is the time to build speed so I can keep up with those 30 and 40 somethings.

So I'm 34 now and hopefully will have at least another 34 years of running ahead of me. At any rate, I guess I'm on the market for a coach until someone (like myself) convinces me I don't need one. Until then... I'm on the hunt.


Unknown said...

I'd like to find other runner during my session training. I learn a lot and I run with other people. It's not bad .. you can force yourself and find new result. Ok, it's different but I did ome progress. Example? From zero to my first marathon? 13 months (the first 8 non regularry) ... time? 3h33min :)

Anonymous said...

You don't need a coach! Do you have a Blackberry? I use the Marathoner App to regulate my training. You should try that before spending $$...

  Sunday run in the rain.