So excited for you to be joining the girls at Mac! Awesome place to train; you'll be even speedier in no time at all :)
Take the week off? That doesn't sound like Paula, must have been Pete (or Rory).
Good luck this year, remember how you run in November is way more important than Sept.
exciting times. Enjoy them
Boy things have changed (for the good) at MAC. Great to see a coach that respects that athletes do other sports than just XC. My MAC XC coach wouldn't let me train or race O from Sept to November so I quit after just two practices. That coach went on to become a somewhat well known (Olympic) coach in another endurance sport.