Saturday, May 16, 2009

Looking for a coach

I am looking for an online coach. Someone who can work with me over e-mail or the web. Heres a bit of a profile. If you have any leads, let me know!

Im a 47 year old woman and run about 9-10min/mi pace. Ive done some stupid things in my day, though I try to not make a habit of it anymore. My mileage is way down in the past couple of months. Something (under-nutrition?) really sapped me when I was in the Solomons. Im down under 20 miles a week now, though I run 4-7 mi at a time.

The half-marathon is my best race, although I continue to harbor marathon dreams. I ran the Chicago marathon in 1985, but nothing since. Whenever Ive tried to train at that level, something happens I hit a wall, either physical or psychological, I’m not sure, and can’t seem to get past it and then cant see any reason to try.

What Im looking for is someone to help with motivation and accountability and to help me learn to read my body and my response to training and respond appropriately. I cant seem to figure out when to push through and when to step back. Id like to have someone set me up with a program to build up from where I am now and then be able to check-in via e-mail once a week.

Thanks for any help you can provide.