Getting back to work and creating time to still focus on what's important
|Marc Pelerin||Aug 28|
Quarantine is about to be lifted for the Pelerin crew as I’m being asked to head back into the classroom.
Since March, the 4 of us have done our best to stay local, stay out of buildings, and away from potentially risky situations.
Now that I’m heading back to school, there will be a lot less time to run, be with my kids, and accomplish what I want/need to do.
2 years ago [gosh, how has it been two years already], I wrote some training tips on how I can/will “adjust” from life as a full-time dad/running coach to a full-time dad/teacher/running coach.
I’ll tell you what - adding in that full-time job (especially this year during a pandemic) is going to be a shock to my system.
Since March, I’ve upped my mileage from 40 miles a month in January and February, to averaging 100 miles a month since March. There’s just more time - even with online teaching - to get and stay active.
This experience and the pandemic has been a real learning experience for me as a runner and a coach. Here are a few things I’ve explored, learned, and hope to adapt after the pandemic is gone.
Races need to (and have done) a good job of adapting to the needs of runners. I applaud their efforts.
Training has been emphasized in favor of partial training and mediocre race performances
Discovering and fine-tuning our needs versus our wants.
Emphasizing the importance of experiences with friends over material possessions.
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Friday’s Action Plan:
Set a challenging goal (monthly miles, elevation gain, etc) and tag along with a friend to accomplish the new goal.
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Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds' worth of distance run. -Rudyard Kipling
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Marc is a middle school teacher and coach but also works with distance runners online. I help distance runners around the globe by providing support, writing customized training plans, and designing workouts to help them reach their racing goals. I write for my blog every Wednesday morning and newsletter every Friday morning.