Sunday, August 01, 2010

Looking for three volunteers

Of course volunteering for something involves some risk but there can be great rewards. I am looking for three runners who will be coached by me to their next important race. While it won’t cost you anything monetarily  it will take a task, running time and some writing time.

This is the deal; I will provide a complete schedule, an individual pacing profile for your ability, and full email support to guide you, using the Lydiard system, to your next race.

First the task: Send a post card from your hometown (preferably about your hometown) to:

Mystery Coach

PO box 152

Laurel, FL  34272

include your email,  your blog (if you have one), and what race you are training for

Second: You’ll try the workouts (hey it is much easier to write them than do them)

Third: You’ll write in a blog and write honestly on your thoughts on the  training  (if you have questions or criticisms  put them in your blog , there are no penalties)

Mystery Coach

15 comments:

Chris said...

When should that training happen?

Mystery Coach said...

Chris,

A full program would take about 22 weeks but some of that time depends on what you are doing for training now and what type of training you just came off of.

The program will be geared to your level and how well you respond to it. Mike thought that showing the changes to the initial schedule depending on how you adapt would be of great benefit.

Mystery Coach

Mark said...

I'm looking forward to Boston '11. Any coaching interest there?

Mystery Coach said...

Mark,

Boston '11 would be a great goal, Don't for get to send a card.

MC

Thomas said...

I hope this offer is open on the other side of the Atlantic as well; card is on the way!

Mystery Coach said...

Thomas,

It is good world wide.

MC

Chris said...

Running a marathon on october 10 this year and looking to run a spring marathon in early march next year would leave me roundabout 18 weeks of training.
I know that lydiard recommends more than 18 weeks, so how are my chances with this time frame?

Chris

Mark in SG said...

I don't know if it's too late, but I'm going to send a card. It will probably take a week or so since I live in Singapore (American living over here). I would love some help applying Lydiard's methods to my build-up for the Tokyo Marathon!

Dusty said...

What about if I'm coming off an overuse injury? I'm just now ramping up miles. I think I'm ready to go and I do want to try a new coach.

Dusty said...

ohh... I thought this was posted at the begining of THIS month, I see it is a month old. Am I way too late?

smartwoolte said...

Sounds very interesting...

mizuno said...

Good luck on your search for volunteer runners, I can't be a volunteer coz I don't join races. But I'm wishing you success on this! More power! :)

Mark Foley said...

Looking to take a huge chunk from my 3k time by next july, prob way too late.?

veverka said...

is it still running offer?

Chris said...

Has anything happened? Is anything going to happen? Quite dissapointing I must admit..