|My first half marathon|
|A recent family run.|
|Time to say bye-bye|
So that brings us to now. Caleb has been coaching me since the beginning of the year. As much as I hate to admit it (only because I didn't think having a coach was something you need for a sport in your 30s when it's not your job) but I am absolutely loving every mile, well maybe not every mile ;-) There is something to having your weekly training plan just pop up in your inbox every weekend without having to second guess anything. Of course if there is something going on that week in your life, all you have to do is email Caleb and he switches things around for you. He also doesn't just have running on the plans. He assigns strengthening routines, speedwork, hill work, stretching and yoga. And he definitely tailors each runner's plan individually and does them weekly so that he can base it on how you handled the workouts the week before or if an illness or injury popped up. But really the training plans are I feel the least of what Caleb does for his runners. He is extremely accessible, very interactive, always supportive and positive. He even spent time to talk to Emir about the HAT 50K even though Emir isn't training with him. He was a great resource about what to do when I was sick, when I was going skiing (should I run that day or not), fueling, hydration, tapering, dealing with weather conditions, dealing with race nerves and basically anything that pops into my head. I also really like the fact that he has created a team out of the runners he coaches. When you sign up to train with Caleb, you are automatically a member of #teamwickedbonkproof and get an awesome singlet to wear too. We have our private Facebook group where we post anything and everything running to each other. We often ask each other running questions to get a group opinion or ideas. Caleb often interacts as well. We try to figure out if any of us will be at the same race and arrange a team get together.
|I am a very happy runner right now!|