Training: Tiny Coach Wisdom

Tiny Coaching Assistant cheering me on.

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?”

TCA: “Yes.”

Five years old and he understands negative splits, nutrition and hydration, a trifecta that eluded me until well into my 30s.

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2 Responses

  1. This is sound advice. Especially that lightning bit – I’m going to remember that. Also, probably the dairy farmers should hire him for their next ad campaign.

  2. Alisa says:

    He’s a big fan of milk and thinks it’s the key to everything. This was actually an evolution of his earlier theory that arm-pumping was really the essence of speed.

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