Chasing coaching dreams
On July 24th I completed the USATF Level Two coaching school in Indianapolis, Indiana. Months of studying and testing prepared me for the lecture hall where I received another six days of knowledge from expert running coaches. (Yes, six days away from my family. They SURVIVED, perhaps even THRIVED.) The coaching school provided an extraordinary opportunity to learn from the coaching masters. One of the coaches presenting was Mike Smith, the West Point Academy Cross Country coach. His focus on core strength and base fitness was intriguing. When I returned, my training partners quickly wanted to know all that I had learned, but not even a long run was long enough to share the depth that I received from the week of lecturing and testing (98% average grade). You can be grateful that those jewels will be leaking into my future blog posts.
My absence from blog posting resulted from an increase in opportunities. In order to solidify my newfound knowledge, I am observing the national record-breaking Shenendehowa Girls Cross Country coach, Rob Cloutier. Check out his blog here. Many new clients have contacted me and I am grateful for the chance to guide them in their running journey. They range from beginners to busy moms to under 20-minute 5K racers. The four runners that I guide daily through online training have been crushing their records. It has been a thrilling last 3 months.
A much needed weekend away in the Adirondack Mountains cultivated the opportunity to move the swirling thoughts in my head to written blog posts. I will be releasing them weekly. The seven prepared posts will range from my original beginner tips to how to balance life, which is mind changing.
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Chase dreams until they become reality.