Sleep/Whole30: Day 10 – Athlete Fun

Sonja Wieck

A Denver area triathlete enjoying every day of swim bike run. Mom to Annie, wife to Troy, and guide to a few brave athletes, I'm always in search of the next adventure.

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5 Responses

  1. Erin says:

    I totally agree about the face to face connection. In 2011 for my first IM, I had a coach who was in Boulder, and never once did she say she wanted to meet with me in person, even when she knew I would be riding up there. It really struck me as strange and was one of the reasons why I didn’t go back to her for CDA in 2013.

    • goSonja says:

      It’s interesting Erin, I will say that when you are coaching a lot of people it’s easy to think they are okay without the connection. In the future I would urge you, and anyone who is reading this, that instead of waiting for them to offer, ask if that’s something they can do. It’s a two way thing. Be willing to ask for them to take the time with you and them make sure you take them to lunch after :)

  2. Erin says:

    I would text her “hey, I’m in Boulder riding, want to meet up after for coffee? or “I’m off Fridays, I could drive up and meet you for lunch” And each time was met with a non-answer. I just thought it was really odd. She just gave the impression that she wasn’t used to meeting up with her athletes and really wasn’t interested in meeting me. She did a good job coaching me and I got through IMTX, so no major complaints.

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