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Discussion: Best Xterra coach you had. ...

in: Grandpa Jameson

Nov 21, 2015 5:30 PM # 
Best Xterra coach you had. GO.
Nov 21, 2015 5:34 PM # 
Grandpa Jameson:
Nov 21, 2015 5:35 PM # 
Grandpa Jameson:
haha... when i had my best season i coached myself... 2008. however i got a lot of great help and advice from cody waite and trevor.
Nov 21, 2015 5:40 PM # 
Word. You made huge gains working with those guys. Thanks.
Nov 22, 2015 5:43 AM # 
Jim Vance?
Nov 22, 2015 5:22 PM # 
Vance is how Walsh and I met; we both had him as a coach back in 2007, I think. Despite our "relationship" Vance wants $500 a month. No way I can afford him. And yes, Vance is a bad ass.
Nov 22, 2015 5:22 PM # 
Grandpa Jameson:
vance is a good coach.... but way too "sciency" for me!
Nov 23, 2015 2:26 AM # 
Zippy - IMHO - you dont need a coach dude - Shoot for weekly/monthly targets.

Not that everyone could benefit from a coach but most of a coaches job (again IMHO) should be to reinforce the fundamentals - something that can be accomplished (like most other things) by continuing to measure/track it (AttackPoint and a free google doc spreadsheet!). "What gets measured gets done".

an example - I have been wanting to run over 30mpw and it has been 10 weeks of running again for me but hitting 4 runs per weeks is all the coaching I need to adapt to my new running form. It would not be a stretch for me to run a 30 mile week but my fundamental focus and my weekly goals have me focused on the big picture. Taking 12-15 weeks to get to 30mpw is much more of a challenge and a method for building the habit (along with the fitness). Until I have a nice big cake I am not looking for frosting if you know what I mean. Building the cake is a "piece of cake" >?< and it take more of habit formation and consistency of habit than anything else.

Just my $.02
Nov 23, 2015 2:30 AM # 
"Life is nothing but a habit. Get to work."
Brett Sutton
"Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better"
Paul Coffey

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