what's reasonable to expect from a running coach
Sunday, August 12, 2012
if you had a (not so inexpensive at all) running coach and had about 6 sessions, which mostly went well
and you liked her and were also in the process of joining the group program she also worked at AND you developed excruciating pain during one of the group sessions and left early because of it,
and emailed her about it, and she said, ice it, take 2 days off, then try again and let me know
and you did and that was agonizing and you told her so and asked some questions
and she answered 5 days later saying she'd lost your mail but she hoped you were doing better,
and you wrote back 5 days later saying the doctor had said not to run for a while, no answer,
and then you wrote back 10 days later, after restarting with galloway walk/running and asking lots of questions, no answer
and 10 days later (a little more than a month since the onset of your tendonitis of the hip), you still hadn't heard from her,
is it unreasonable to be feel hurt and angry?
she claims she never got the emails, but she certainly got the one i expressed my anger in.
and it's all my fault for not calling her instead (we'd pretty much always communicated by email) -- she can't understand why i feel abandoned and hurt. she doesn't call clients. huh?
yes i realize i could have been more adult about it, and not asked if she always abandons her clients because they're hurt or wimpy, but is it really unreasonable to expect your running coach to check in occasionally on injured clients?
(cross posted to my running teams)
coming up tomorrow
is an oct 7 half marathon possible or is it time to face reality?