Whats up everyone!
Working (coaching) a TON. When I'm not coaching, I'm marshaling. When I'm not doing that... usually, late at night. I'm TRAINING. I'm a big fan of late night/early morning running. Getting cold these days. It was 48 F the other morning. NUTS! I LOVE running in the heat. Can you believe the summer is nearly gone? Neither can I.
Coaching just got a lot more fun and cutting edge. I just got a new software that allows me to put points on a video and then watch the form of my athletes - this is really great. A real improvement over what I was using. Also picked up an underwater camera which records in HD. Amazing pictures. The combination really helps show an athlete what is going on.
I've got a training group for the Las Vegas 1/2 Marathon in December. Originally, I was going to coach for a charity but I didn't like the rules and I was going to miss too many of the mandatory workouts. Not fair to everyone - so I had to decline and move on. If you are going to be a coach - BE THE COACH and be there. I was going to miss 8 of the 16 workouts. That is unacceptable in the service I demand I deliver.
I'll be marshaling the PRO race at this weekend's Lifetime Fitness Chicago Triathlon. This is always a fun and challenging race to marshal. The athletes are FLYING and all the big shots (read: Charlie Crawford and Bill Touth - my bosses for USAT marshaling) are with me all day. No pressure.
Got a call to marshal an ITU race coming up. It will be my first time marshaling for the ITU. Should be a great experience. Lastly, I'm marshaling in KONA again this year - PRO field again. Not sure if it will be men or women. Women's field is always challenging because of the amateur men. Doesn't matter what I do... because I'm WORKING IN KONA.
I will do some product reviews here in a few blogs upcoming. Just need some time to do them.