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I think you need to define what it is that you see as lacking in your current training. This will help you evaluate if the coach's training philosophy is compatible with the way you train, and if they will be a good match for you. The more nebulous your goals are, the more difficult it will be for the both of you to come up with a proper training plan. ...


Finding a good coach is always a challenge. The meaning of a certification really depends on how consistent the coaches that have that certification are. I do know someone who failed the certification--and were told they know the material, but just couldn't coach someone else with it. That at least tells me the certification means something. The fact ...


The first step is determining if there are any gyms that specialize in the type of lifting you are after. If there is a power lifting team that trains in that gym, or if it is a gym that is known for where competitors lift, typically they will allow coaches to train there without hiring one of the gym's personal trainers. In my area, I would have to travel ...


Hmm... well this sounds like a bad idea. When you're running an ultra you need to listen to your body and know when to push it, how to feed it and how to water it. I wouldn't want to try and split a route down and plan it to that degree. You don't know what the terrain is like nor do you know if it's going to be hot or cold on the day.

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