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I am coached, and I coach others with a HR and time based system.  IMO it is a much better way to handle the load.  If I have an hour run, I go out for 30 and back for 30.  It also allows for easy scheduling.  Back in the day, I would go out for a group ride that was supposed to be 50 miles.  Problem was, I could never tell when I was going to be home.  That didn't sit well (or work well) with the family.

I don't think I have trained at night in years.  I get up at 4 while the rest of the world is asleep and do my thing.  Even on weekends, I wrap up my training by 10am so I can spend the rest of the day with the wife and kids.  That usually means I am doing 3+ hours on the trainer.  Not much fun, but more effective than outdoors.  I also don't really watch TV, it's just not that important to me.

BTW- I absolutely LOVE being a sherpa when it is my time to play that role!  I get more excitement out of watching Tara or the kids race than I do racing myself.  I wish they would race more, but that's a selfish statement.

I wrote a little about this: http://familysportlife.net/5-steps-family-sport-life-balance/

And Tara gave her take on it: http://familysportlife.net/sherpa-wife-rant/
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I have always believed that we learn more from our mistakes than we do our successes.  My first triathlon was a nightmare.  I came away from that with an addiction and a purpose.  I wanted to learn EVERYTHING I could as quickly as I could.

The more elite athletes are more set in their ways.  Do you think a 3:30 marathoner would really want to regress and break down their form to "relearn" how to run?  Not many would.  But, us mere mortals would do it in a heartbeat (and have done it).

I started coaching this year and I think I have a ton to offer.  Primarily due to the fact that I "doggie-paddled" through my first race a few years ago, and stood on the podium last year.

The advice and guidance you have to offer holds a tremendous amount of weight (no pun intended), mostly due to your failures and challenges.  Some people may KNOW how to succeed in triathlon, but you have LEARNED how to succeed.  That makes you, in my opinion, a better teacher.
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Good call on setting the foot pod as the "speedometer". I made that change last year and it made all the difference. On another note, I downloaded the manual for the treadmill at the gym, hacked into the settings and recalibrated it to my foot pod. Also changed that 60 minute time limit!
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