Posted: 15/08/2014 at 19:25
Robin, welcome, I think Dachs is the best man to advise you on that, as he's recently smashed an incredible 5k time.
Lit, of course the absolute key in any coach-coachee arrangement is the mentality, determination and enthusiasm of the runner. Without that you might as well give up. And in you I picked pretty well indeed. Same with Skinny (my other coachee), and although he's currently rebuilding due to injury, plenty more to come from him too.
But for Lit, trophies and wins are now becoming very commonplace, and one look at the rankings shows not many women are doing 2.56 (ish) marathons and sub 18 5ks, and we're not near a plateau yet. It'll be very interesting to see how far we can take this. I almost see similarities with Sam Amend's progression, and I'm certain you'll start to attract the hangers on she does, both in coaching offers and general wanting to be around you.
In fact in some moments of half joking half serious contemplation I wonder if just doing the coaching, and becoming a full time footy fan who jogs a bit might be the next stage of my sporting life....