What to Cut
The most difficult part of coaching is convincing people to do less, more frequently. We are programmed to JUST DO IT! and GO HARD OR GO HOOOOOME! Out culture is steeped in shame, with messaging about working hard everywhere. Meaning, if you don't have what you want, well, you just haven't worked HARD enough.
You are a boss. Bosses have responsibilities. Not all responsibilities can be delegated or shared. You don't cut runs short because you don't work hard, you have to cut runs short sometimes precisely because You Work Like A Boss.
When Boss duties beckon, your best alternative to nothing at all is Avocado Toast- yes, that's the name of the workout and you're gonna see it in the race plans we are making- 30-60 minutes of easy effort running followed by 4-6 strides. But first, get the strength done and the warm-up drills (silly toes) to get your joints ready to WORK, you won't get the full benefits of the run if your joints are playing catch-up.
If you need to cut a hard run short, first we cut the hard stuff right down, then we cut the warm up. We never touch the cool down, the hard runs don't turn into strength without the cool down.
It's easy to go hard. It's hard to go smart. Boss runners who are #coachedandloved are Smart AF.