If you haven’t heard of the Ingebrigtsen brothers from Norway then you probably haven’t been watching athletics on television for a while. What has made these three brothers so successful is an outstanding work ethic and a brutal coach that has coached them from they were very young. That coach is their father,
He didn’t know anything about how to train like an athlete before he started coaching but steadily accumulated knowledge and experience during the years and is now the undisputed best coach for middle distance runners in Norway (if you look at results). My coach isn’t that good.
I still think my coach is the best for me though! She knows everything about me, how I am way too fond of sweets and how I love to make excuses at some points when I’m tired. She also knows that I get completely destroyed if I don’t eat regularly and she knows what buttons to push in order to get me to do what I need to do. There is no other person in the world I want to impress more than her, and that makes it easier to follow what she says.
Who is this coach that will rule my life for the next months? Well, she already has a lot to say in my daily life and will become my wife in less than four months time.
She was there that awful day in Copenhagen when I broke down during a marathon (RoadToNice #2 - Why would you pay that much for an IRONMAN?) and she was there with me when The Escape from Alcatraz swim was canceled. Now she’ll be joining in on my journey and keep me in check with nutrition, training, and recovery.
I am super happy and feel fortunate to have such a supporting girlfriend that I’m looking forward to sharing this journey with!
Do you have a coach? If so, how much of your training life does your coach plan out? Answer down below, and remember to connect with me on all of the social media platforms!