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In November I ran 135.50 miles, burned 22,000 calories and it only took me 18:27:41 to do it. This past month was my biggest running month of the calendar year. I’m extremely excited because over the course of this year I’ve been trying to cut back my mileage due to some piriformis problems I’ve been having and it has brought some success.

Recently I hired a running coach to help me become more disciplined in my running. I believe over the course of time my training has been somewhat helter skelter and lacking focus. Working with a coach I hope to gain consistency, strength and speed however long it may take. I do have some lofty futuristic goals!

I’ve been contemplating this idea for a while now but was a little hesitant at first. I was hesitant because in my mind I thought that it signaled failure and I have a really difficult time with that. Failure is not a word in my vocabulary. Having the opportunity to speak with several friends and aquaintences who are currently being coached I was able to get to the point of asking for help. Currently I am working with coach Harry Back of ESR Endurance Training. http://esofrunning.com

Yesterday was day one of a new adventure.