I have a very full schedule right now. I work and I have 3 young children. That alone means I am cramming runs into weird parts of the day (really-silly-why-are-you-up-so-early runs before the kids get up, or the-kids-are-finally-asleep-i-can-get-my-workout-in runs). I need to run everyday though, so I will do this anyway. I would benefit from some direction regarding these running sessions.
I worry about injury too. What if the program created for me causes me to get injured? I don't handle not running well. What if I can't cram the workouts into my schedule? Will my coach be flexible enough to change workouts or the schedule if the demands of family present themselves. What if my coach and I just don't "click"? Would my coach be available when I need him/her?
So that leaves me wondering -should I take the risk and hire a coach?
This is me - racing the 5000m as a junior for team Ontario sometime in the late 90's. I was being coached by an excellent coach Terry Goodenough as part of the Laurel Creek Track Club. Terry helped me achieve many PB's and several OTFA medals in junior girls 2000m steeplechase. His unique workouts and quiet way of encouraging me helped me to perform my best. I hope my next coach is a lot like Terry.