I pay a coach to write a monthly training plan for me. I have been doing this for about eight months now. While having my month's training all planned out for me is nice, I don't get feedback and all the other good stuff that people who have coaches get. So, I have recently joined a triathlon club. There are always coaches available at the workouts and there will be six workouts a week that I can pick and choose from once the weather changes. One of my biggest hopes is that I can get together with some of the others who are doing the 70.3 race and not only learn from those who have done the race but ride the course a time or two with them. I am also going to have to figure out the whole nutrition thing with a race of this distance so having coaches available to me will be very helpful. Not bad for $75.00 a year.
I have been having a hard time sticking to my training schedule but am determined to follow it as close as possible this week. So far I have followed almost 100%. As one friend said to me "that is an accomplishment by itself"
Speaking of accomplishments, I swam 2000 yards today. My longest distance to date. Thank goodness I have a Swimp3 to keep me in music as I am a slow swimmer and all the back and forth can easily become a form of torture :)