Oh yeah, so like I mentioned the other day, I got a new coach.
The whole working like 70 hours a week and at random hours of the night and managing lots of other people made it hard to also think about training and making a schedule. So, the first few talks with my new coach went something like this:
Him: What are your goals for this year?
Me: Uh, to be fast? And stuff?
Him: What races do you want to do?
Me: Alcatraz. And. Um, others?
Obviously, he thinks I’m a superstar.
Actually, the thinking about this next year that I’ve been able to muster up the brain power for seems like it’ll be a good year. I wasn’t in a happy place about (stupid, fucking) triathlon at the end of this year. I even told Steve I was going to become an ultrarunner instead. Then, he pointed out that I hate having to carry water or worry about nutrition and I refuse to go to the bathroom outdoors and I’m scared of most of nature and pretty much all animals and I hate being in the middle of nature when it’s dark (which is pretty much all ultra races), so that plan was nixed.
Which means, this triathlon thing gets at least one more year.
Here’s what I’m planning on doing. Maybe.
Not sure, I kind of want to do some of the sprint series too. And maybe Big Kahuna or something. I don’t know. Don’t think about it.
So, who’s doing all my thinking for me now? Well, I wanted someone local, so they would be able to see me or meet me for some important workouts and they would know the area and what was happening — no long rides in the middle of floods. I also wanted someone with some kind of expertise to help address my stupid bike fit/physical therapy problems, with the crazy knees and IT band — if we didn’t fix that then there wasn’t going to be a season anyway. And, I didn’t really want someone focused on beginners, because that’s fine, I have no problem with coaches who focus on beginners, but I don’t want to get lost in a crowd and I might have passed the beginner stage at some point.
So, I’m working with Craig Upton. And, it’s working so far. So.
Watch out 2011.