Last Tuesday was the online registration for Boston Marathon virtual race. That is 70,000 runners around the world signing up. Some wanted to do this marathon all their lives but knew it was impossible to qualify. Sarah knew that was her and it was her chance to get the unicorn medal. She knows the next 6 months will get real and tough but she is mentally ready. For many this will be their first and last marathon. Then some register because other friends were doing it. I know one did sign up then next day question why?! She has come to a resolution that she will be doing it and started get herself ready. Then there is Kim, she has done the race but was injured. This time she wants to do it but train safely and be injury free. Many athletes have same goals as Kim. This is where I come into the picture as their coach. What both Kim and Sarah do one positive thing, they cross train with bike and strength. Marathon can be one of the toughest sports on your body and mind. My goal is to create a safe program which focuses on their current physiology and their goals. I have another athlete doing Mt Washington Road race (running up 6288 feet, only 1 hill!). The funny part, I have run up Mt Washington race 7 times and completed 3 Boston Marathons, which gives me a little experience. But the thrilling part for me is to watch all my athletes reach the finish line with tears and smiles.
Published by Pam Houck
Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons. View more posts