My friends will tell you I am EASILY distracted (actually..that is the understatement of the century). We can be having a discussion and my mind can wander or I switch subjects without warning. Its a HORRIBLE trait. I'm sure if Attention Deficit Disorder or A.D.D. were well known when I was a kid, I would have been their poster child.
When I returned from Ironman, Hector and I sat down and discussed the next season. He also told me he would now only meet with me once a week for trainings and that I had to do the rest on my own. I tried to explain to him that I really need the "routine" and the "focus" of meeting twice a week. He would not agree. He told me he was trying to "teach me to focus on my own training." I understand his thought process, but for me, this could be a recipe for disaster. I need that accountability. That's why having a long distance trainer (I use to train with Carmichael Training Systems in Colorado) did not work for me. No accountability. No "in your face" training. Its just not my personality.
I struggled with Hector's proposal for several days. I considered hiring another coach. I considered doing the training on my own (that DEFINITELY wouldn't work for me). I got pissed...I got sad...and then I realized these emotions were counterproductive. I am having to confront my DNF...AND changing my routine. I am scared that my lack of focus will be the death of my dream.
So I picked up the phone and I called Hector. I explained my concerns. I made him a deal. If I am consistent with my workout on HIS schedule for the next 90 days and PROVE to him that I am not screwing around with this Ironman goal, that he will switch my program back to face to face twice a week training from February to November. He agreed.
So...lets see if I can get my mind right...along with my body!!