… You know running has arrived!
I just read this article by the amazingly talented Ultra-Runner Stephanie Howe:
To me it really begged this question and I am curious to see if there will emerge a satisfactory answer from the forum at ultrarunning.com:
“Hi Stephanie, this is very interesting and I agree in many respects. The part that I am struggling with is the remote nature of most runner/coach relationships these days: Based on the communication mix in the famous UCLA study, we see 7 percent verbal, 38 percent vocal and 55 percent visual. Now, in the case of running, we add factors such as form, how the athlete approaches the workout or race and features such as strength training and stretching, etc. Considering that most of today’s “personal online coaching” systems mainly add email and sometimes phone support, how do you suggest we bridge that massive gap?”