Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday

Tim and I ran laps on Walker Ranch yesterday. My first 'long' run since Leadville. Tim is getting ready to kill it at Wasatch The Bear 100. Sub 24 hours for sure which would place him well. After seeing how strong he was at the end of 50 miles at Leadville there's little doubt he can do that.

 Congrats to my athletes Josh and Shaun. Josh placed 5th in his age-group at Ironman Wisconsin and earned a slot to Ironman Hawaii. His 3:20 run was one of the fastest amateur runs on the day on one of the hardest Ironman courses out there. He PR'd by 38 minutes to go 9:57...
 Shaun learned some useful lessons at Imogene Pass run and finished strong after a horrendous start. He stuck it out and persevered which is what it's all about really!

 I've had requests for coaching lately and I do have space right now. Someone pointed out to me a thread that was started on a forum in regards to my race resume now... A 12th place finish at Ironman Hawaii (many top 10's in other Ironmans), a 5th place at the Denver Marathon in 2:30. A 6:38 and course record in a 50 mile race, and 6th at the Leadville 100. If you want to race long I think I can help. I don't like advertising my coaching but it is what allows me to make a living and still be a stay at home dad. My e-mail is in my profile if you are interested.

11 comments:

PatrickGarcia said...

Wasatch or Bear? ;)

long said...

bear, not wasatch, thank god!!!

Lucho said...

It's quite the feat to be able to sit in a chair with my head up my butt. But I did it!

Footfeathers said...

Any ultra runner new or veteran would benefit greatly from you. I'm saving my pennies as we speak!

Brett said...

Just like my blog at Low Mileage Ultra, my posting frequency is ultra low.

I have been meaning to post a long list of what the benefits of having a coach are (through my eyes)...all things I learned from working with you.

I will try to get to it in the next week.

I would highly recommend people interested in a coach take a look at you...I PRd the marathon by 22 minutes on the same course. You helped this sea level flatlander finish the San Juan Solstice 50 mile run with 12,500 of elevation gain (and another 12,500 of elevation loss).

Don't you have a 5k PR of 14:XX? I bet you could help people at a variety of things.

OK I better quit or else this post will turn into my list of why someone should have a coach which I really need to think through first so I can do it right.

Lucho said...

Tim- In a week and a half maybe we can have a very looooong conversation about running? But then again... maybe I need to brush up on my singing instead? Huge fun and epic times ahead!!!! I'm fuckign stoked!

Thank you so much Brett!

Wassdoc said...

I can't resist a testimonial here on your coaching! You've been coaching me for 5 years and I keep improving, which is a lot to say at the age of 51! For anyone who isn't a full-time athlete (and probably for those who are), having a coach is incredibly helpful. I've had fewer injuries, don't do (as many) stupid things, and don't have to figure out what I'm going to do for training everyday. It's always useful to have a knowledgeable person looking over your shoulder, as well as someone to give you support during those rough patches. I was a mid-pack age grouper 5 years ago and I've now gone to Nationals and Long Course World's. But that's not what's really important. Tim keeps in all in perspective. He knows that the joy of training and racing is in the journey.
Two pieces of advice to anyone who picks a coach: Listen to what your coach tells you to do, but don't be afraid to put in your two cents. It will usually be wrong:), but taking advantage of a good coach is all about the partnership involved.

Lucho said...

Thank you Mike!

wende said...

Not only are you experienced at racing long, all of your major accomplishments were achieved when you were coaching yourself! You've learned not only by trial and error but also through educating yourself. Anyone can see by reading your blog you devote a lot of time to learning about the sport. You should post a photo of the journals you've kept over the years documenting the personal journey that sets you apart from other coaches out there.

Lucho said...

Thank you Wende! You saw me when I was just back from the Caribbean too. Clueless.

n8 said...

i like the fact that my first workout with my new running coach I managed to screw up. ;-)