Running with Coach!

If you don’t know already, I’ve been coached by (the amazing) Lifelong Endurance for almost three years now. In that amount of time, I have gone from maybe running 2 miles per day every other day and having no idea what my weekly mileage even was (maybe 10?), to averaging 50 miles per week and up to 200 miles per month (injury-free!). I’ve gone from a 2:10 half marathon to a 1:42 and a sub-1:40 in sight. Needless to say, I’ve improved a lot – not only in my running performance, but in my running (and LIFE) confidence!

The wonderful coaches at Lifelong Endurance is based out of Denver, Colorado. I live in Dallas, Texas. We make it work. I actually enjoy the independence. We use apps, text, email, Skype… and it all works out nicely to make sure I’m on track and have all my questions answered. In fact, until recently, I had never actually met my coach in person!

Sporting my Lifelong Endurance shirt at the Red Rocks Amphitheater! 

During my trip to Colorado last week, we changed that! I got to meet Andrew (Coach) and Katie and their super-cute pup and go for a run! It was really, really awesome to meet the person that has been basically telling me what to do for 3 years!!! They are both amazing, genuine, knowledgeable people and I am so fortunate to have them on my team.

Andrew (Coach), me, & my fur-baby, Derby

We ran a few easy miles, talked about everything – running, cameras, dogs, life… It was like I already knew them. I just can[‘t express how thankful I am to have connected with them and spend some time getting to know them. It just makes the bond between me, my coach, and my determination just that much stronger.

I can’t wait to see what we will accomplish next! Keep your eyes peeled on the Lifelong Endurance Instagram for more!

Next goal: sub-21 minute 5K, sub-1:40 half marathon

What are your upcoming goals?

Do you have a coach, use a plan, or think you could benefit from one?

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