I suppose there are lots of things…new moms can tell you that a brand-new baby will wipe you out like nobody’s business. Pulling all-nighters, for whatever reason, is exhausting. For me, my “more tiring than a workout” event this weekend was sitting through 18 hours of running lectures!
I decided a while back that I wanted to become an RRCA (Road Runners Clubs of America) certified coach, for a variety of reasons. To become a coach, you must attend a two-day class taught by Janet Hamilton and Mike Broderick, pass a follow-up test, and then take a CPR and first-aid course. So this weekend I headed off to Newport News, Va. to take the course.
There were about 30 of us gathered for the class, among them, Tonia of racingwithbabes. What are the odds? That’s twice in two weeks that our paths have crossed!
I learned TONS this weekend, some of which I intend to apply to my own training. One big takeaway, and something I suspected anyhow, is that I run my long runs too fast–it’s so easy to do, especially when you run with the group of speedy women I do. But I’m going to give it my best to slow my pace down on these outings; hopefully a few of my partners will lay back with me.
Beyond all the real learning, however, I learned that I am not good at sitting still for that long! Seriously, every muscle in my body ached at the end of the day on Saturday. I was dying to get into a pool and loosen up, but I couldn’t find any open. I did a bit better on day two, but then I had to get into my car and drive home. Another 3 1/2 hours of sitting! Yikes. I think next time I attempt something like this, I’ll do some “sit” training!
Today is catch-up day. I didn’t bring my computer with me, so I have many blogs to read today! I hope everyone had a great weekend and great races if you were out there.