Sunday, June 6, 2010

TNT Saturday

Since the last of my summer team is in San Diego, I ventured over to the west-side to help the TNT team get in their 20 miler for Alaska.

The teams are really dwindling to small groups, to the point that each runner had their own personal coach running with them.

My participant was Wendy and we talked the entire time. Okay, I talked the entire time. It's funny what you talk about with a person you just met.

I had to almost force her to take in fluids, even though she wasn't thirsty. I found out how hardheaded Wendy could be!

We worked on when to take in nutrition and how often. She wanted to take in stuff every six miles, I convinced her to take it sooner.

We even talked about potty breaks and I had just met this woman!!!!!

I told her about the tank trail on the Alaska course and how to maneuver the ruts for a better surface to run on.

It was great to help out and now I have to deal with my TNT empty nest syndrome......

They grow up so fast.

I hope everyone is having a great running weekend.


Marlene said...

Nice to have the one-on-one coaching support!

Mohammad Yousuf Mulaifi said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful Article

Tricia said...

have a great week!

Racn4acure said...

Anchorage - my first marathon, my first TNT event - what a rookie I was. Oh but that brings back memories. Tell Wendy to stay longer than a few days (unlike what I did). Or suggest it anyway.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

of course potty break conversation came up, you are both runners!! :)