I Hired a Coach

Good morning #fitfam,

I hope your weekend was lovely. Spring has sprung finally in the Great White North!

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The ice has begun to move off the lake and several bays are finally open. It is so nice to see the blue sparkling water once again.

This weekend I made a decision that I think is really going to benefit my training and my race outcomes. I hired a coach. I have sitting on the fence about it for quite some time.I knew I could probably fumble my way through 70.3 training, but was feeling really terrified about going it alone for the big one!

For the past weeks, months really, I have considered a triathlon coach. I contacted Training Peaks coaching services and consulted with a few. They were great but totally out of my budget. I looked online, considered the Swim, Bike Mom coaching services, again out of my budget – The Canadian / Us dollar exchange has been brutal!

Whenever I would see a coach opportunity I would take a gander, consider the options and in the end pass on it.

This weekend that changed. I have been following Phaedra and her blog – Blisters and Black Toenails for quite some time. Somehow I missed that she coached. I took a chance and sent her an email. She and I came up to an agreement that satisfied my needs, goals and was affordable.

I am really looking forward to having someone to discuss my training with and I am really hoping she can help me make some improvement in my cycling.

Workout Recap April 24-30, 2016

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Monday – rest day!!

Tuesday – 2500m, felt great – had a good breakfast before swimming which made a difference. 60 min run after work!

Wednesday – 45 min bike 15 min run in the early morning, loved watching the sun come up! 30 min strength training. Took it easy, little muscle soreness afterwards!

Thursday – 2500m swim, felt slow but the pace worked out to be ok. 60 min bike after work, took Gretchen out for a spin. The hills were tough and I forgot what the wind felt like.

Friday – Early morning run, it was COLD!! found finding enough town roads for the full 60 mins. I don’t want to run the hwy in the early morning. I  am afraid cars wont be expecting me …. My legs were pretty tender from the bike the day before.

Saturday – LONG bike ride on the trainer – 2:30 plus a 20 min run. The bike was tough tosty focused, the run felt great. No muscle soreness.

Sunday – Long Run – 7.5 miles in the sunshine with mike. Almost too hot for a tee and crops. Right hip and quad had a niggle in them. Felt great post run!

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Do you have a coach? What is the biggest benefit you have seen?

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