|Think of the Oreos I could be buying with this money.|
I have two big events coming up that I've never done before. A full marathon in January 2014 (WDW) and a half Ironman in June 2014 (Ironman Raleigh 70.3). I am unsure how best to train for these and am wondering if a coach could help me get more prepared.
Of course, when I think about Coach, I think about this:
|Although, really, I'm more of a Dooney & Bourke girl.|
Or maybe even this:
But I think it's probably more like this:
|First rule: No falling off the bike. Why did you do that? It was dumb.|
|Second rule: Look better in a bathing suit. Honestly, yuck. People can't unsee your cellulite.|
|Third rule: Run/Walk/Run doesn't mean Walk/Saunter/Lollygag. Get faster!|
My concern is that I was not as prepared for my Olympic Tri as I had wanted to be.
I can trace that to:
1) inconsistent training (would coaching help me be more accountable?);
2) not enough training (but I can start early enough without a coach now); and
3) being fat and lazy (chances of that changing are slim. SLIM, get it? HARHAR I kill me!).
|My scale just has a recorded laugh track.|
I can definitely find a marathon training schedule online - in fact, Jeff Galloway has one specifically for the WDW Full. I can add some swimming and biking in as cross-training until after the marathon. Then from January - June I can concentrate on the half Ironman. Maybe at that point, I will consider a coach. I want to be really prepared for this half Ironman. I simply can not go into it as unprepared as I was for my recent Oly.
So, does anyone reading have any feedback on coaching vs. being on my own? I'd love to hear!