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Discussion: XC

in: greta_leonard; greta_leonard > 2023-07-20

Jul 25, 2023 12:22 AM # 
I’m assuming you mean the XC coach was giving you a bit of grief. Don’t think about it too much. I am sure he wants to see you succeed as well as be perceived as a team leader. Some coaches get a little possessive of athletes they see with great potential:). See the good in folks and it is easier to understand and swallow poorly worded coaching advice:).
Jul 25, 2023 12:30 AM # 
I'm really sorry that your coach is not supportive of the orienteering/running split. It's not easy to deal with. I agree with John that they are probably just worried that they don't have the complete control over your training, and in their head there is probably a greater risk of injury (which is only kind of true).
I hope that you can work through it with them, or at least avoid any other lectures about it. I think that the XC-orienteering combo is a great one :)

If you ever want to chat about it, you have my email. Always happy to talk
Jul 29, 2023 10:23 PM # 
Thanks for the second perspective and encouragement

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