My running has been slightly (radically) on the inconsistent side for the last year, so I've decided that I should take some steps to correct that.
My first inclination was to chuck the paying job as it interfered with all the other things I prefer to do. Since I still like to eat and the books are selling at a steady, predictable, and slow pace, that isn't really a good solution.
So, I sought help. I contacted a couple of coaches online to see if they would be willing to work with me. The two I singled out were Jeff Gaudette and Scott Fishman. Jeff I've brought up before on the blog as he puts out some articles that I really like.
He's also quite honest - I wasn't his type of athlete. My ultimate goals are beyond his programs and the goals themselves more gossamer than iron law.
I think Scott had some similar reservations - he wanted to make sure that he could help so we had about a twenty minute conversation to make sure that this was a good fit.
We decided that this could work (I think Scott will do fine on his end - if there's a breakdown, it will be me becoming overwhelmed with too many projects again,) so we're moving forward. I should be starting a new training program this week.
For the first time since high school, I have a coach. In fact, it's the first time I've ever had a running coach.
Should be fun.