Sunday, January 24, 2010
A potential waste of education.
This isn't an inexpensive class. In addition to the tuition and burning a weekend, I have to drive down to Baltimore (about a 4 hour drive) and stay in a local hotel. I have to get a background check done to make sure I am not an ax murderer or the like and after the class I have to complete the final exam and send it in.
In a past life I was one of the cycling coaches for the local Team in Training chapter. Besides learning how to ride slow and for a long time, I learned how to get newbies to the point where they could successfully complete a Century. I still occasionally ride with the team but I haven't coached officially in a while.
So, why take this class at all? Gunna to put your shingle out and become "Coach Rock Star Tri?" The short answer is most likely not.
I don't expect that I can dedicate the time necessary to become the type of coach I would be proud to be but I do expect that I will learn something that will help me in my own athletic adventures. If I could help others from time to time, great, but that isn't the focus. A little bit of knowledge could make me dangerous and I hope this doesn't turn into a complete waste of education (sort of like my MBA).