22 Jul '14, 4pm

Your chance to be the coach - how would you help Zach prepare for his #marathon?

Your chance to be the coach - how would you help Zach prepare for his #marathon?

Okay, not knowing the full story, I will make the following assumptions. First that Zack really wants to run in Richmond. Second, that most of his runs have been the same type of runs with maybe the occasional marathon paced run for a few miles. Third, that the goal he set for this race is relatively aggressive though realistic if he properly followed the PR program. Finally, that he is not a beginner, that he has run at least a few marathons before. First, and this trumps anything else I’m going to suggest. How confident is Zack that he is going to be able to successfully train for Richmond without suffering another setback, and then complete his goal? If his confidence level is anything lower than a “7″ on a 1-10 scale, then we have our answer right there. In his e-mail he said he’s “mostly healthy, I think”. That sounds a bit skeptical. I don’t think he is ready for a P...

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