- it's my first week working with my coach's prescribed schedule
- it's my first series of runs using the garmin forerunner 305.
i'm really taking to this whole coaching thing - it has a ton to do with my coach and his attitude and encouragement, and in some small way is all about simply having a coach who's accessible. just two days ago i was able to get together with my coach to run track intervals - and while knowing the plan was critical, what was of even more benefit and value to me was having him there to encourage me with "you're bang on" and "one more lap". honestly, i felt like i was running for more than just myself.