The last couple weeks have brought about a few pretty big changes in my life. After my poor run performance at the NOLA 70.3, I officially decided to hire a new coach. Given my extensive running history and profession, sometimes I feel like I should be able to do this single handedly. Experience however, has proven otherwise. I've found that it's far more beneficial to have that outside, objective person. While the program and coaching I used in the past was reliable and kept me injury free, it wasn't enough to make me fast. Swimming, biking, and running long slow distance will not make you fast. Yes- you will be able to finish the race but you will race the way you train. To take it to the next level, you ultimately must train the way you race. LSD will not cut it. Not for me.
For the rest of the year, I'm going to be training under my good friend Kim. With Kim's breakthrough performances over the past year, I think she has what it takes to really get me to the level I want to be at. Stay tuned!
And for the other big change...
It's official Heidi is a Doctor of Physical Therapy! So excited to start this new journey... Now if I can just pass those boards :)