It's been almost a year since I began my 'Operation Stay Healthy' quest, and I'm declaring it resounding success. A FULL YEAR without any injuries! And by last fall, there was some improvement in speed going on. So, is 2015 the year of 'Operation Regain Speed'? It's definitely a consideration, but I've rather enjoyed this year of no pain and running daily. I'm thinking a little bit of both is essentially the long term aspiration.
Lance, who began coaching triathletes 17 years ago and Team in Training over 14 years ago, has completed the USAT Level I as well as Level I and II coaching certification with TNT led by Dave Scott.
We chatted a bit more, about Oiselle, shoes (my Ravennas still seem to be a good fit) and he was very open about emailing him or stopping by with questions anytime. Since then, I've done a few tempo and race pace workouts where I felt that I could hold a faster pace for longer. I was doing pace workouts at about a 9:10 minute mile prior to making these tweaks to my form, and did one this weekend at a consistent 8:58 for four miles - a nice 12 second per mile improvement. I have been doing my interval work, too, so that could be at play. But I am pretty confident that Lance's input has given my running (and injury prevention) a boost. And for that, I'm super grateful.
Right now there is only ONE DAY left for free gait analysis on the calendar! Hurry and snatch a spot if you're in the area. After February 18th they'll start charging $40 a session, which is still a great deal in my humble opinion.