|If I have this facial expression at the Y, now you|
I hope to be running soon,
Marilyn is super athlete, ex pro triathlete, elite equestrian, elite gymnast... all around badass etc and since she retired from triathlon has become an elite Olympic Weightlifter. Some could say she has a lot of talent and that leads to her success. True she surely has good genes to work with but knowing her I understand that her success is due so her hard work, education and commitment. She is all in- weather it be how she coaches or how she is coached. She is not afraid to learn from the best and take the time to formulate a plan.
There is no secret I have had a year of injuries.... why is that? lots of reasons and I am not going to do a self analysis here, but one of the fundamentals in aging is losing strength. As a coach I know and understand the value of strength for maintain power and preventing injury. But I know well that I need a coach to guide me as I lose perspective when I am guiding me.
So Mike and I hired Marilyn to teach us. It was two- fold 1: understand how she programs strength for triathletes and 2: a custom program for me. She knows me well, how I move
|Soon I will look like this|
So I did my first week... the email I sent to M this am was titled "APOLOGY. I am sorry for the numerous times I used your name in vain while swimming masters" Holy cow I am sore!
The program is simple,
My goal is to learn from this, practice the moves and than add into my programming for athletes looking to get stronger, avoid injury and add that top end fitness.
So where does the short leash come in....different topic, but having 48+ hours with your coach opens up a lot of conversations and seemingly witness all "behaviors" first hand. Bottom line is Mike is on to me. Onto the fact I may once in a while go from 0-100 too fast, I may push a little hard and I do have great
I googled "on a short leash" here was the definition...
have/keep somebody on a short/tight leash to have a lot of control over someone's behavior and allow them very little freedom to do what they want
this was NOT my intention