A blog post - also, I hired a coach.
Image via WikipediaIn my preparation for doing ridiculous things like oh you know taking a second shot at the "ultra which will not be named", I have pulled out all the stops. No stone will go unturned in my preparations this time around. In fact I have hired a professional coach. (no not that kind) She is the most knowledgeable person about running I know. She is herself extremely fast, has incredible endurance, and has a storied running career. Plus she has coached very successful athletes including winning college athletes and one who went on to be on national teams and win Leadville. If you want to hire her on for your own training, good luck, she charges a lot.
One of the first steps in engaging her as a coach was to agree to do another blog post (she likes reading them). Though I don't think she thought this would be the topic. The other step was to agree to do some of the things she tells me to do. That one may be debatable... By the way did I mention that she is in every imaginable way hawtsawss?
I think the coaching and accountability will help. The custom training plan she produced has some serious long runs, some races in the buildup and way more miles than I even want to think about right now. However it is smart as well, recovery days, build up cycles, it's the good stuff. There are forty-one weeks to go. I guess I'd better get running.
Thanks for the plan honey*.
p.s. The check is in the mail....
* = tehwifey/spouseof12years/bestfriend/ubermom/fastestchicaIknow