Working with a running coach makes sense.
There, I said it.
Feel free to disagree, but if you do you’re wrong.
Please, allow me to explain.
Why Working With a Running Coach Makes Sense
I’ve talked about it on the blog before, but I’ll go ahead and list out a few reasons why any runner can benefit from working with a coach.
- Maintain a 10,000 ft View: It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day minutiae of running. Splits, paces, workouts, blah, blah, blah. When was the last time you stopped to think about how all of this stuff impacts your larger running goals? And no, I don’t mean your goal of a new PR next month. I mean your running goals that are 5-10 years down the road. Oh, you don’t have 5 year running goals? A coach can help with that too.
- Injury Prevention: My number one goal with all of my coaching clients and the Coterie members is injury prevention. In some cases they know that’s the goal based on injury history/concerns, and in some cases they have no clue. But when it comes to working toward those long range goals, consistent training is THE key. Injuries break up the consistency of training, and likely cause you to lose much of the ground you’ve made toward your goals thus far. Working with a the right running coach for you can help you to prevent many of the injuries that will throw you off course.
- Eliminates the Guesswork: When a coach that you trust writes your workouts, you no longer have to wonder if you’re doing enough, too much, or too little with each workout. You just do what you’re supposed to do. It’s easier for you to go out and do the workout when you don’t have to worry about what exactly you should be doing.
These are just a few of the reasons that working with a quality running coach makes sense, but there are certainly many more.
If you’d like some more of the benefits of working with a coach, just ask and I’d be happy to share.
Why not find a coach that works well with you and can help you achieve your goals? What’s holding you back?
For some people, and maybe this is you, it’s because they view running as a hobby that they can improve upon by simply running more.
But golf is a hobby, and many golfers will gladly pay for several sessions with a golf pro to help them improve their swings and trim strokes from their rounds.
Running coaches can do the same for runners.
By training smarter, recovering better, and improving form a running coach can help you shave a substantial amount of time from your PR or race longer distances without breaking down and winding up injured.
What Are You Waiting For?
Working with a running coach makes sense for you, no matter what your running goals might be.
So why wait any longer?
Why deal with another injury that could have been prevented?
Why slog through another training cycle for a race and only see (at best) minimal improvement?
Why second guess yourself along the way?
There are so many reasons to find a good running coach to work with, and the best time to start is now.
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