Today I started my run and knew within 10 steps that I was going to cut the planned mileage. I jogged 3 miles super slow and relaxed.
In my attempt at finding a coach I am starting to see that I may not need one. Maybe I'm just saying that to make myself feel better about no one wanting to help me... boo hoo poor me. Gordo told me that I may not need a coach because I may not be doing anything wrong. Bob said something similar. Art Siemers and Mark Plaatjes.. same. I'm doing the right training, I just need to chill and let my body catch up now and again. Ground breaking huh? I am looking at a few past schedules that I have written for athletes and am using them as my guide for my own schedule. So, the do as I say not as I do is now going to be me doing what I have said others should do. That makes sense in my head. I am fairly good at giving athletes the right training but am terrible at coaching myself. So using one of my athlete's schedules (with slight mileage and pace modifications), maybe I will trick myself in to listening to me.