I’m 2 weeks away from my “return to running” Debut. This is a little silly because I have been running for oh 3.5 months now post surgery. But it still feels like a return to me.
It’s been a while since I have given a transcript of a training sessions, but this one deserves it. My coach and I usually use a smaller room that is separate from the rest of the gym for drills. It is accessible to others though and of course is open to them during these grinding sessions.
Setting this up, Coach H. and I started drilling away and there was another young woman in the room doing some sort of mat work.
I am doing High Knees. He is yelling at me, “Higher higher, get those knees up…come on now…ok thats good” etc. In between this we are yelling- me because I am out of breath and he because he sometimes yells…Mostly about upcoming races, and paces and wether to use a pacer person or not.
All of a sudden, he says, “I need you more than just today” What are you doing Friday, I need you Friday”….
I am still doing suicides or high knees or some other awful thing so I am not quite replying yet.
The anonymous woman looks at the two of us and says, “Oh wow, do you need to be alone? OMG I am interrupting” and I’m like, uh no, you are fine.
I tell Coach, “Hey I was free on Monday….but I am working on Friday”
He says, “I need you…this is more important than work”
Anonymous woman, gets up….looks at us strangely and leaves, never to be seen again.
I should explain that English is Coach H’s second language. Some things come out wrong. After she sort of stalked out, he suddenly realized what he had said and just grinned and grinned…. What can you do.
We do spend a lot of time together, but…he NEVER has yet Gazed at me like this. and I have yet to have my hair look that good when I come in for work.
I must work on this!