Re: Olympic advice

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I am not anywhere near an elite runner, the closest tie I have is a sister who ran in HS and played basketball & softball… oh yeah, I also have a second cousin who played a season for the Cubs… and my husband is only listening to what’s being said on the tv and trying to relate it to my training…

I guess what I was try to say is that while the elites are VERY inspirational most of what they “do” in their training is of limited relevance to me… sure I know that running is their job so it makes sense that they are doing three workouts a day…

and I know that most of the rest of us have to balance our lives in order to get our training in… I guess I’m looking for fresh ideas besides “get up earlier”… five years ago a friend suggested a treadmill and while it wasn’t much fun I could get lots of miles in after I put my (then younger) kids to bed…

I’ve discussed with my boss having a more flexible schedule to try working with a coach and THAT has helped a lot… and my husband and kids keep telling me that “soon” everyone will be old enough to drive themselves places I still have to take them…

but I feel there has to be SOMETHING ELSE… or am I just getting obsessive? and it wouldn’t surprise me if my family, while being supportive, kinda kid me about working so hard and still being sorta average… but last week (at track) I ran a set of intervals at the fastest pace I’ve ever run in my life… hey, I was a nerd in HS, even had a slide rule… so Ryan, you’re right, training is the key…

just feel unsettled after viewing all that speed…

-Rita