I managed to record part of a conversation with the Tiny Coaching Assistant tonight, and I’m transcribing it here to share the lessons with all of you. After all, who doesn’t need the wisdom of a 5-year-old who spends an inordinate amount of time contemplating why his mother is so slow?
TCA: “Well, you’ve gotta get your feet running, going really, really, REALLY fast. And you’ve gotta drink lots and lots of milk, like this much of milk. [Ed: judging by the accompanying hand gestures, about a keg’s worth.] And… then you’ll go really fast.”
Me: “Milk. Ok.”
TCA: “Also, start out going slow, then go medium, then go fast, then go faster than lightning. That’s it.”
Me: “So if I start out going slow, then I’ll still have the energy left at the end to go faster than lightning?”
Five years old and he understands negative splits, nutrition and hydration, a trifecta that eluded me until well into my 30s.