Monday, January 21, 2013

Rethinking The Path Forward

First, I'll apologize for not posting much over the past couple months. I have a regular day job, and my spare time is limited.  I do have several posts planned, as well as some guest posts. So don't give up on me yet.

I'm turning 50 at the end of January, and I'm also starting on my 38th year as a runner. Reaching those milestones has given me a good excuse to do some re-evaluating. As a result, I'm in the early stages of rethinking many aspects of my life, including coaching, and my involvement with the running community.

Right now, as a coach, I feel that I'm just spinning my wheels, and not making much difference. I very much want to help people improve their running technique, but it appears that my emphasis on optimization is clearly out of step with most runners who mostly seem to be looking for a running technique that is "good enough", and doesn't require any real effort, on their part, to learn.

Not to worry, I am not going to abandon anyone I've already worked with!  However, I'm not so sure about taking on anyone new for a while. I do have some related projects planned, but it's too early to discuss them in any detail. For now, I will probably focus on those projects, rather than hands-on coaching.

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