Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Happy 4th Coach-iversary, Coach Jim!

I'm a little late since Saturday, June 22 was the actual four year Coach-iversary with Coach Jim McGehee. It's been four years (and counting) of wonderful training, racing, and learning under his direction. I credit him with the fact that I am still going strong and enjoying the sport more than ever. He continues to demonstrate how to strike a healthy balance and perspective as a parent, spouse, son/daughter, citizen, and triathlete.

I can't even find the words to say how glad I am to be a One-on-One athlete and to benefit from Coach Jim's knowledge and experience. I have a notebook with all 208 weeks of printed out TrainingPeaks workouts (yeah I'm just a little OCD). But those do not account for all the emails, phone calls, texts, meetings, and poolside chit-chats.

I could seriously go on and on but if you've got a coach you really click with and who knows you well, I don't have to tell you what a luxury that is. I cannot imagine my participation in the sport without his involvement.

If you'd like to learn more about Coach Jim, I did an interview with him on March 8, 2013 and on February 22, 2012 I did a post on the Roles of a Coach from A to Z, listing many of the things he does to manage his group of athletes!

Happy Coach-iversary, Coach Jim. I look forward to filling lots more 3-ring notebooks with the workouts to come as I make my way up the age groups!