- I want to have my coach to have definite plan. In the past, I have used the plans from BT.com. So, I knew for weeks what my workout would be, from day 1 to race day. This is pretty important to me and my family.
- I want a coach that will give me some guidelines on nutrition both during workouts and in everyday life. I do not expect them to plan meals or anything, but I would like them to hold me accountable for what fuel I am putting in my body.
- I don't know that I want the entire coaching relationship to be done through emails. I want to know my coach, I would hope that we might be able to workout some together I do not expect him to show up to every workout with a whistle and clipboard.
- I want a coach that values a trainer ride. Last year I used a trainer to do almost 70% of my rides and I made huge strides. It is hard for me to find the people to ride with during the week and I feel more comfortable and safer riding on the trainer, besides I feel it adds to that mental toughness piece.
- I want a coach with experience, that has been in my situation, that knows what it takes to complete a 140.6. I want to use their experiences to help me.
- I also want a coach that understands this is a hobby and a goal of mine. I have a job and a family that comes first, I am not going to make any money at this, but I will take it seriously. there are going to be some missed workouts due to family or work obligations that can't be missed.
- I also want a coach that will help me schedule races leading up to my 140.6. In my mind, I have an Olympic, a sprint and maybe a half I would like to do leading up to my 140.6. Is this to much??
So, is this too much to ask for? I don't know if it is or not, but these are the questions or insights I will definitely be asking the potential people. This is what is important to me. I would lover to hear your thoughts, especially from any that have used a coach in the past.
Thanks for reading!