Kilax had a post yesterday talking about coaches. I also spoke with Maggie over the weekend and she had mentioned one of her friends using a coach also. I've been thinking a lot about this lately, although we don't really have the money for it right this second/month. I thought it would be fun to do some research and see if a coach could help me reach some of my 2012 goals. Have any of you used a coach before? What are some pros and cons? How has it worked out for you?
Hal Higdon's book: Marathon, The Ultimate Training Guide. Maybe it would have made more sense for me to read this before I ran my first marathon last year? Either way, I am totally getting marathon fever. I have too much on my plate in 2012 (cousin's wedding, CFA exam in December) but I def want to run one in 2013... (If I'm not pregnant.) My friend Kate and I have talked about also doing one the year we turn 30, just because it will be a giant milestone of a year. Is it too ambitious to be thinking about 2013 and 2014 goals when I have barely started some of my 2012 goals? One of these marathons, I'm going to try and get into the NYC Marathon lottery. If I don't make it, I'm signing up for Chicago. I might even try to qualify for Boston. It is such a prestigious race, I think I'm going to regret not giving it a try. BUT first marathon goal would be to cross the finish line without puking first. Maybe after that I can think about improving my time. :) Have you already started thinking about goals for 2013 or 2014?
|Obligatory marathon finisher photo|