When I first started training for Ironman about 4 years ago
I kept it pretty low key. My coach
would give me weight, cycling and running workouts and I would take care of the
swimming part.

So weights and even cycling weren't too tough especially
since on weekends all rides were group rides anyway. Well, after my first marathon for which I trained alone we
decided running with a group and getting a running coach might be a wise thing
to try. The marathon went OK but I
was running on my own, something I've never done before. Long runs weren't too bad but Wednesday
track workouts were not so OK.

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I made it clear I didn't want to be on a team with a bunch
of cutthroat housewives trying to qualify for Boston. I wanted a low-key group that
knew how to run and a coach who was old school and down to earth.

Well after some searching I found a great running club that
was indeed everything I needed.

The absolute funny part of my little story is - the first
day I show up for run practice a woman about my age thinks she knows me. So I say I really doubt it because I'm
not much of a runner and when I did run it was out in North Scottsdale. After a few moments she realizes where
she's seen me.

"Didn't you used to JOG around the community college track
on Wednesdays?"

JOG? Did she
just say I was jogging my sprint track workouts?

I was so embarrassed.

So see, until you step it up against others you could just
be jogging it around a track!

JOG? Really?

What do you think?