514 responses

  1. Mary @ food and fun on the run
    October 27, 2011

    I love having a coach! When I focus on what I want to do all the time, the workouts get repetitive. If I have a coach, they can push me so much harder, and really get me out of my comfort zone! I feel that I am a better runner with a coach!
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  2. Sarah @ The Dirt Road Dreamer
    October 27, 2011

    I’m a coach kinda girl. Growing up playing sports you’re always given a workout to do, so trying to figure it out on my own is not coming easy.
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  3. Jess@atasteofconfidence
    October 27, 2011

    I liked to be coached! Pushes me harder.
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  4. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    October 27, 2011

    I fall somewhere in the middle. I like guidance but I don’t like to be harped on or “micro-coached” (totally making up that term.) I’m the same way in regards to heartrate stuff. I never really pay attention. Oops!
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen recently posted..Classic fudgy salted brownies

  5. Emily V.
    October 27, 2011

    I wish I had a coach. Instead of I just kind of make things up. When I don’t know what to do, I don’t do anything, so it’s a pretty poor strategy. I need a ‘design your own workout for dummies’ book.

  6. Cristina
    October 27, 2011

    I like a little bit of both. I like to hear some expert advice, but prefer to make the final decisions on my training myself.

  7. Molly@hungryhungry spanrunner.com
    October 27, 2011

    I love having a coach! I like having someone – preferrably somone who knows what they are doing – give me guidance, push me and help me improve. πŸ™‚
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  8. Molly@hungryhungryrunner.com
    October 27, 2011

    I love having a coach! It helps to have someone – preferrably someone who knows what they are doing – give you guidance, motivation and insight. πŸ™‚
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  9. Hannah (Running In Freedom)
    October 27, 2011

    I’ve never tried a heart rate monitor but it sounds interesting! I would like to train with a group of some kind for my next race. It would be nice to have that team mentality and also the accountability. πŸ˜‰

  10. Brianna
    October 27, 2011

    I love having a coach, especially since it’s my brother he knows he can push me! My favorite type of training is trail runs- they sure can kick my but, very rewarding!
    Brianna recently posted..Did I just run a half marathon?

  11. Debra Paluch
    October 27, 2011

    I’m hoping this is where we are supposed to enter to win the shoes. I just found your blog and I’m enjoying reading all that you’ve posted.

  12. Kat
    October 27, 2011

    I am not very good at taking direction so I really hate to be coached but it’s something I’m working on. I’ve been taking group fitness classes and specifically asking for feedback from the instructors as a way of getting comfortable with constructive criticism.

    I’m also just getting into trail running, don’t have proper footwear for it yet and would LOVE to win these shoes!!!

  13. Stacey
    October 27, 2011

    I’m a mixture of both!! I’ve learned by figuring it and reading lots of magazines and blogs. But recently went to a running clinic and was surprised to see what I learned! I couldn’t imagine having an actual running coach.

    (love the shoes by the way. I’d love to give those a try!)
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  14. Karen Hannington
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer the coaching to keep me on track

  15. Kara
    October 27, 2011

    My husband is my running coach. I trail run often and I’d love to try those shoes!
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  16. Lindsay
    October 27, 2011

    I like a combination of being coached and trying things out on my own.
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  17. J
    October 27, 2011

    A coach, especially one that will push you to do your best!

  18. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    October 27, 2011

    I like having a basic guideline and then working on the workout through ‘feel.’ For example, I have a training plan for my upcoming marathon through Runner’s World Smart Coach, but have stuck to it about 80 percent – sometimes I want to run more, less, or switch out speed for tempo training, etc πŸ˜€
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  19. Heather M
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached so I know I’m actually doing something!!!!!

  20. heatherfeather
    October 27, 2011

    hi! those shoes look compfy….i don’t really want to be coached or follow a plan when i exercise. it’s my time to NOT think and randomly burn off steam and feel those feel-good endorphins. πŸ™‚

  21. Laura
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely like to train with a coach or at least other people. Having others be there to hold me accountable makes me work much harder than I would have had I been training on my own!

  22. Chloe@LightOnMyFeet
    October 27, 2011

    I’d prefer to train myself because I feel too much pressure if I’m coached. Also, I want to take full responsibility when I reach the goal πŸ™‚
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  23. Jen
    October 27, 2011

    I have never been coached on anything…never played sports, so thats why I took up running. I do better on by own!
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  24. Allison B.
    October 27, 2011

    I enjoy making training plans based off a couple different ones. I also really enjoy group classes….so I would say I am half and half! Sometimes I want someone there coaching me to do “just one more” and sometimes I like to what I feel!

  25. Rachael @ Happy Healthy Runner
    October 27, 2011

    part of me wishes I had a coach and the other part of me knows that I’m super stubborn and love to figure things out on my own. I never ever track my heart rate so I guess I’m a bad runner too :-/ oh well!

  26. Cat @Breakfast to Bed
    October 27, 2011

    I suck at being coached. This is why the second time I had a baby. I opted for epidural before I even felt a twinge of pain (induced) and shot my baby out like a canon.
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  27. Danielle
    October 27, 2011

    Coach all the way! I love to have someone there pushing me and keeping me motivated, even if it’s just an “electronic” coach or a friend. Encouragement from others really helps me stay dedicated!

    PS Meghann, just discovered your blog a few weeks ago. I’m loving it! Glad you’re settling in to Tampa it’s a great city, I moved here from Orlando almost 10 years ago.

  28. SaraA
    October 27, 2011

    I would love to have a coach! It’s so helpful to have someone keeping me accountable and encouraging me.

  29. Lindsay
    October 27, 2011

    I have never had a coach, but would LOVE to be coached. I train with pre-planned workouts. I have only trained once with a heart rate monitor…. Great review!

  30. Jess
    October 27, 2011

    I think I would like having a coach – as long as it was the right person. In your face boot camp style is not for me!

  31. samantha
    October 27, 2011

    I like to figure it out on my own. I appreciate having a coach to go to every now and then, but otherwise I find exercise meditative and like to zone out πŸ™‚ I don’t think I would have reached your 9%…

  32. Kristi
    October 27, 2011

    I am a figure it out on my own kind of gal. When someone is pushing me to do something that I don’t care for I don’t stick to it. But when I am doing something because I like to do, I stick to it. I was never one for tough love when it came to working out πŸ™‚

  33. Kelly Anderson
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to have a running buddy to help encourage me to go further. Although, running by yourself is very peaceful to let you think things out. Getting out of the house and running is awesome to be able to see nature if you’re in the country, like myself. You see alot of things most take for granted. Running is such a great overall body excerise. :^)
    Thanks Meg for the givaway!

    ~Kelly

  34. Leanne
    October 27, 2011

    I like being coached when it comes to weight training, kickboxing, etc but when it comes to running I really can only listen to my own body, otherwise I wont make it through!

  35. jen
    October 27, 2011

    I love having a coach around to really kick my butt, but a lot of times I like to take control and do my own thing!

  36. Hope
    October 27, 2011

    I would much rather be coached so that I know what I am doing and that I am doing it correctly.
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  37. Holly
    October 27, 2011

    I definitley am a figure it out by myself type of person!

  38. Cate
    October 27, 2011

    I usually figure it out on my own, but am always open to advice. I always research training plans though to get a basic outline before I start a plan.
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  39. Anastasia
    October 27, 2011

    I really like being coached as it helps motivate me even more. I always go to group exercise classes because of that.
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  40. Danielle @ Long May You Run
    October 27, 2011

    I’ve never had a coach, but I’m not sure how well I’d do with one. I kinda have a control problem =) Instead, I like to educate myself the best I can and then come up with my own game plan.

    And I could really use the trail shoes- I’ve almost been talked into running a 50k in January!
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  41. Michelle
    October 27, 2011

    While I normally base my training on a plan set by someone else, I like to figure things out on my own. Years of being coached (yelled at) in basketball will do that, I guess.

  42. Izzie
    October 27, 2011

    I’m also a coach kind of girl- too many years on various teams! Now I’m awful at doing anything other than long, slow runs by myself, I need the motivation of a coach P

  43. Lindsey M
    October 27, 2011

    I am definitly a coach girl at first, then I like to figure it out from there!

  44. Caroline
    October 27, 2011

    I love having a coach, but they’re hard to come by. The non-human coaches are not the same as the x-country and track coaches I had in college. Usually I gauge my running based on how hard I feel I’m pushing myself. Sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised, other times I’m sorely disappointed.

  45. Lisa Fine
    October 27, 2011

    I like to follow experts’ plans (especially Jeff Galloway’s), but do my own thing when I hit the trails or the road.
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  46. Katie
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to be coached. I have worked out with personal trainers in the past, and I loved how they would challenge me. They would push me out of my comfort zone. I think we are all capable of more than we realize. Sometimes it takes someone else motivating us to realize just what we are capable of.

  47. Megan
    October 27, 2011

    I love being coached when I am first trying something new and then I like to go with the flow and make my own schedule.

  48. Savannah
    October 27, 2011

    I love having a coach, someone to push you when you really need it!!

  49. Hannah N.
    October 27, 2011

    I like it when I have prompts or other people to push me. I can push/motivate myself, but I find I get bored!

  50. Kim @ The Family Practice
    October 27, 2011

    I want that little app thing – I have a droid though. I wonder if it only connects to iPhone? I’ll have to check into that…
    And of course, who doesn’t want Adi shoes? My husband just got the guy ones and he loves them
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  51. Heather
    October 27, 2011

    I like to train on my own, I get too self conscious if someone is watching and telling me what to do!
    Heather recently posted..Half Marathon Happenings

  52. maija
    October 27, 2011

    i love coaches… but only when i can hate them for pushing me. it’s complicated πŸ™‚

  53. Jennifer V.
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached! It makes me want to work harder and gives me motivation πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. Gavi @ Gavi Gets Going!
    October 27, 2011

    I like to run on my own, but running with a team or coach pushes me to be much faster!
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  55. Michelle
    October 27, 2011

    I like being coached. It forces me to be pushed, which is something I sometimes won’t do when I’m the one creating my own workouts.

  56. Wendy
    October 27, 2011

    I like having the motivation and accountability that having a coach provides.

    Love those shoes! My favorite color!

  57. chloe@321delish.com
    October 27, 2011

    I love training plans. Coaching is great but not 100% necessary for me, but without a plan, I am lost…

  58. laura
    October 27, 2011

    I need new shoes so badly but due to my lack of funds (damn you, college!) I’ve been putting it off!

    I prefer to push myself and figure out what works best for me. But the miCoach sounds neat!
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  59. Mari
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to figure it out on my own! I don’t do well if my workouts are too structured.

  60. Caitlin C.
    October 27, 2011

    My preferred training style is in a group! It gives me other people to compare myself to and try to beat (in my head only of course). The group’s leader provides motivation and pushes me beyond my limits.
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  61. Cindy
    October 27, 2011

    I used to swear by training plans but they actually caused me to get burnt out on running. I’d feel guilty if I skipped a workout. Now that I’ve run a few marathons I just use them as guidelines and base my workouts on how i’m feeling!

  62. Carolina @ Peas in a Blog
    October 27, 2011

    Awesome review, sounds like this could be a good product.

    I like being coached, keeps me accountable & on pace.
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  63. Alex
    October 27, 2011

    I love having a coach! I feel like a coach is more reliable than me and when I have one I always feel bad about bailing on training.

  64. Whitney
    October 27, 2011

    I love just figuring it out as I go! I feel like I do my best that way!!

  65. ChristineH
    October 27, 2011

    I like to plan things on my own. My life is too unpredictable to stick with a coach or plan. I have to run when I have the chance and I often have to adjust my distance or pace around my life (stressful week=long, slow run on the weekend to get away; easy week=tempo runs to push myself). That and I’m at the mercy of Wisconsin weather!

  66. s
    October 27, 2011

    i like some structure, but only when i have enough energy to follow directions … sometimes when i’m going running and am exhausted (like after work sometimes) having a virtual coach isn’t really going to help me … haha.

  67. cassidy hogan
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached. It gives me the assurance that I am on the right track.

  68. Emily B.
    October 27, 2011

    I like to figure out as I go. Running is my “me” time and coaching just stresses me out.

  69. Michelle
    October 27, 2011

    I like working out with a friend. It’s fun to push each other and motivate one another. Keeps me in check and when I feel like quitting or taking it easy, I just have to look over my shoulder for motivation.
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  70. Jaclyn @realhealthwife
    October 27, 2011

    I definitey like to push myself. I feel so accomplished after a race knowing that I had to motivate myself through training! Love the shoes, they are really nice!
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  71. Christina
    October 27, 2011

    I’m a little bit of both. While running, I prefer to do things on my own. But when it comes to weight lifting a good coach or plan will help me stay on track!

  72. Sarah
    October 27, 2011

    So far I’m enjoying interval signals but that’s about as much coaching as I’ve experienced. And I’m not even really that great at following the signals…I tend to run through my slows but eh, I’ll figure it out. πŸ™‚
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  73. Kelly
    October 27, 2011

    Honestly, it depends on my mood. There are days, I like to figure out my workouts on my own depending on how I feel and what I feel like doing. There are other times where I totally like and need to be coached or else my workout will be pathetic or even non-existent.

    awesome giveaway!

  74. Megan
    October 27, 2011

    My track and field background says “coach” but that would not fit my wife-mommy-career lifestyle anymore! I prefer a friend to run with. Super cute shoes, and new running shoes are on my “I really really need” list. πŸ™‚

  75. Hanna
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely like to be coached! I need reassurance.

  76. Andrea
    October 27, 2011

    I like to work with a personal trainer. I need the motivation and they always seem to push me harder than I push myself.

    Those shoes look awesome!

  77. Kimbery
    October 27, 2011

    I like a mix of both. it’s nice to have someone there coaching you, but usually i like being out on my own. it gives me time to myself, which i love!

  78. Natalie
    October 27, 2011

    At this point in my life I just like to figure it all out on my own. I feel like I’ve been involved in sports and athletics for long enough that I know the basics and like to adapt to my own style. Growing up playing sports I was definitely coachable thought!

  79. Tiffany
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely like to be coached so they can push me to the limit instead of me wanting to quit halfway through!

  80. Laura
    October 27, 2011

    I would much prefer having a coach rather than figuring things out on my own. Even though I’d like to think I push myself when working out or running solo, I know that having a professional there to motivate me would definitely take me to the next level!

  81. Errign
    October 27, 2011

    I like to train on my own πŸ™‚

  82. Kara
    October 27, 2011

    I have always been a do it myself girl, but I feel a coach/trainer could really push me to give me that edge I feel like I am missing!!

  83. Laura
    October 27, 2011

    If running, I like to find a pace that feels natural. If I’m doing weights or yoga, I’d rather have an instructor. Great looking shoes–my husband could really use a new pair πŸ™‚

  84. Rebecca
    October 27, 2011

    I like to figure things out on my own, but I do lots of research first, if I’m trying something new, to make sure I’m not wasting my time.

  85. Kristina
    October 27, 2011

    I have never been coached, but I think I would prefer that. I kind of just run the best I can and try to enjoy it. I am an amateur still right now πŸ™‚

  86. Alison
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to be coached. Having someone there to motivate and encourage is really what helps push me to the next level.

  87. Heather
    October 27, 2011

    I think my best workouts are when I have a coach (virtual or not) – it helps tremendously! I tend to get bored and my mind wanders off when I train on my own.

  88. caroline
    October 27, 2011

    I would rather be coached, that way I could have an expert teaching me the most effective ways to work out

  89. Kelli @ Howdy from NYC
    October 27, 2011

    Although I am a self-motivated person, when it comes to working out, I prefer to have a coach. I like attending classes because I am pushed so much harder than I would ever be on my own. They have to be a nice coach though, no yelling. I hate that.
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  90. Sarah
    October 27, 2011

    I kind of like to do things myself! Sometimes a coach “my brother” to help me with a training plan is nice, but that’s about it!
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  91. fallon
    October 27, 2011

    I always like to be told what to do when working out because I feel like I get more out of it!
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  92. Amanda at the red table
    October 27, 2011

    They are cute shoes! πŸ™‚ I like the Runkeeper app so I know my pace and how far I’ve gone, but to be honest, most of the time I just wing it myself.
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  93. Rachel
    October 27, 2011

    I love adidas running sneakers – I currently wear the supernova sequence and love them! I usually follow my own training plan and do most of my training on the treadmill – I feel like I push myself so much more on the treadmill.

  94. Rachel
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached– scream at me, push me, make me push MYSELF!

  95. Mimi
    October 27, 2011

    Perfect giveaway! I LOVE trail races and need a new pair of shoes! (:

    I’m generally a self-taught girl, but a little encouragement is a good thing. Depends on my mood, I guess!
    Mimi recently posted..Real test of strength

  96. Shannon
    October 27, 2011

    I have never used coaching, so I’d love to give it a try. It might be helpful!
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  97. runnin4fun
    October 27, 2011

    Definitely do my own thang! But I run more for fun,not training….But I need me some trail shoes! I don’t have any and I slip and slide through state parks when I run them!

  98. Rachel @Balance and Blueberries
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely do my own thing as far as planning and training are concerned. Maybe that’s to my detriment!

  99. Maria
    October 27, 2011

    I love having a coach! I am pretty vain when it comes to working out; I will let myself slack off but NOT if someone else is ordering me around or keeping track of me! No wonder I was more in shape in high school sports!

  100. Courtney
    October 27, 2011

    It kind of depends. I have noticed that when I am coached I tend to push myself harder.

  101. Kelsey
    October 27, 2011

    I have been on my own with running, I think that coaching would push me harder. But until then I just read blogs for that push πŸ˜‰

  102. Beth B.
    October 27, 2011

    I like to train on my own and just listen to my body, but I think a coach could definitely help me take it to the next level.

  103. Cate @ CKinCA
    October 27, 2011

    I’ve never been good a the heart rate thing either. too complicated! I do what feels right… got to listen to the bod πŸ™‚

    Anyway, I like a combo of both. Usually an initial coach, but then practice on my own, which is really no surprise, because that’s how i trained with skating..
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  104. Kelly
    October 27, 2011

    No coach for me! I ran my first half marathon last year and didn’t follow anybodys training advise but my own! Follow your heart, thats what I say! πŸ™‚

  105. Nicole
    October 27, 2011

    I would love to have some more coaching and recently invested in a session with Marathon Matt (a San Francisco coach), but it can be really expensive. Usually, I plan everything on my own, using trial and error paired with some research. SF has great trails so these sneakers would be awesome!

  106. Christina @ Just Running
    October 27, 2011

    Can I get a women’s size 13?

    I like to coach myself.
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  107. Anne Weber-Falk
    October 27, 2011

    I go for the coaching 100%. I need that person to push me that much so I will work harder and longer.

  108. Jenn
    October 27, 2011

    I follow my own plan. I like to get a general idea of what I should be doing from training guides, but I only follow them loosely. I ran my first half and full marathons this year using my own plan, so it works for me πŸ™‚

  109. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
    October 27, 2011

    I’ve only had a training coach while training with Team in Training, but I did love it! It was definitely helpful to have aid in the whole process
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  110. Kristen
    October 27, 2011

    I need both. I like having a trainer for my strength and exchange ideas about cardio workouts to improve my running. But at the same time I do a lot of reading/research and like coming up with my own workouts.

  111. Britt @ Run with Britt
    October 27, 2011

    I like ridin’ solo. As much as I want to be the fastest runner ever, it probably won’t happen. Running is my time for me, and even though I do care about pace I like to keep my run pressure free. πŸ™‚
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  112. Sarah D.
    October 27, 2011

    I think I am a balance of both. I like to ask for and receive advice, but I also like to figure things out on my own.

  113. Faith @ For the Health of It
    October 27, 2011

    I just found a trail that I feel comfortable/safe running here in Orlando – those shoes would be awesome to get me started outside!

  114. Emily
    October 27, 2011

    Running is new to me, I enjoy doing my own thing, but I would love to be coached.

  115. Liz
    October 27, 2011

    I’m mostly a ‘figure it out on my own’ kinda girl, but everyone could use some encouragement sometimes. The miCoach could be perfect for that – do it yourself without an actual coach, but with some great pointers the whole time!

    Those shoes are super awesome looking!

  116. Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers
    October 27, 2011

    In my perfect world, I’d be coached all the time (or workout with a partner regularly) as I think this pushes me further. That being said, since I can’t afford that, group classes help with the accountability and the rest of the time, I’ll just work out on my own!
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  117. kathleen @ the daily crumb
    October 27, 2011

    i like to wing it myself! i’m someone that needs flexibility and canNOT for the life of me stick to a training plan. i always manage to fit everything in, but like to do so on my own schedule.
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  118. Will
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely need a coach to keep me in line!

  119. Sarah
    October 27, 2011

    Wow, great shoes! I just create my own training plan. I try to workout with friends. I find it fun and motivating!

  120. Rae
    October 27, 2011

    Self coached all the way. I am super type A, so I push myself!!
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  121. Christy
    October 27, 2011

    I love to be coached because it helps me push harder!

  122. Jennifer
    October 27, 2011

    I would say a little of both, I usually like some guidance (my hubby used to be a personal trainer), but I totally rebel at anything to set in stone. I get better results when I follow a plan though!

  123. Margaret
    October 27, 2011

    I really struggle with coaching like this. Sometimes my HR goes crazy, and no one knows your limits better than yourself. Maybe that’s why i’m still slow after all of these years of running. I just started using a HR monitor on my runs, and it has definitely given me the confidence when I can push it a little more. My favorite training style is trusting my own instincts number 1.

  124. crystal
    October 27, 2011

    I like books. I figured out my weight lifting plan from NROWLFW

  125. Sara
    October 27, 2011

    I’ve already trained for runs by myself, unless a friend wants to run with me every once in a while. Cute shoes!!!

  126. Kelsey
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely like to figure it out myself πŸ™‚

  127. Lindsey
    October 27, 2011

    I like to start off with a coach and then once I know what I’m doing, i like to go off and learn on my own!

  128. Jessica
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely need a coach! I need the guidance!

  129. Hillary
    October 27, 2011

    I bounce back and forth between preferring my own training style and needing the help of an expert. When training for a big race, I definitely need a solid plan in place (and someone to check in with during the process)!
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  130. Danica @ GirlsThatRun
    October 27, 2011

    I’m more of a figure-it-out-on-my-own type. I will usually take a general plan from a training website and modify it to fit my schedule. Although if I could afford a personal trainer/running coach that would make life a lot easier πŸ™‚

  131. Jackie
    October 27, 2011

    Definitely prefer being coached. I never feel like I know what I am doing!

  132. staci
    October 27, 2011

    a bit of both – i love being coached every now and then and learning new things, but i do enjoy coaching myself on a daily basis. i tend to give myself a break more that way! πŸ™‚

  133. Courtney
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached. Pushes me harder and makes me accountable.

  134. Marcie
    October 27, 2011

    I employ a buddy system for training to stay motivated

  135. Aimee M
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to be coached! I’ve only been running and lifting weights for about six months, so my trainers keep me on track and show me the right way to exercise so I don’t injure myself.

  136. Lindsay
    October 27, 2011

    I like to figure it out on my own. It’s worked…so far πŸ™‚ Super cute shoes!

  137. katie
    October 27, 2011

    I like coaches!!! I like to control everything – so its good for me to be forced to not be in control and let someone else do it.

  138. Laurin
    October 27, 2011

    I need a coach to keep myself focused and to push me when I think I cannot go even one more step or another rep! Once I get it, I like to train alone.
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  139. Cat
    October 27, 2011

    When I used the Runkeeper Ap for the first time, which also has voice overs to tell you distance (GPS based) and it totally freaked me out the first time! I was using it on my bike, had my iPhone in my pocket and I heard it and was like what the…???!!

    Also, wanted to add that not using Heart Rate for training does not make you a bad runner! There is currently a lot of debate in the kinesology research community lately about it’s value for training, anyway. And this part is 100% my opinion, but I think that abiding by “target heart rate zones” from cardio machines, etc. can be somewhat limiting and not needed for much of the population. Especially someone like yourself that is quite fit and works well running with pace via time very well already. If that works for you, I say do that.

    I personally use a heart rate monitor pretty regularly, but mostly because I like to see how hard I can work — I like to see it in the higher end, because I’m crazy πŸ˜‰ — but I also just like to track how many calories I burn for fueling purposes.

  140. Ari @ Ari’s Menu
    October 27, 2011

    When it comes to running, I prefer to figure it out myself and push myself, but with things like weights and strength, I MUCH prefer to have someone there yelling at me to work harder!
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  141. Callie @ The Wannabe Athlete
    October 27, 2011

    I love being coached – I do so much better when someone is pushing me! I tend to punk out when I’m by myself. I really miss being able to afford going to a gym and having an instructor in group classes. Love the shoes…if I win, I’d actually love to give them to my husband Nate. I think he’d be a big fan of them and doesn’t treat himself to things like new shoes often enough!
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  142. Baylee
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to figure out cardio on my own but I like to be coached in weights/pylometrics!

  143. jillian
    October 27, 2011

    I like to have a plan to follow, but I also need some flexibility. Some coaching is good, but too much coaching drives me crazy.

  144. Christina
    October 27, 2011

    I actually used MiCoach to help train for a half and then full marathon. I love this app. I’ve never used a heart rate monitor before. I think it could really take my training to the next level!

  145. Alyssa
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to just figure it out on my own – at least with cardio!

  146. nikki lynne stephanou
    October 27, 2011

    I love to be coached! I have a trainer two times a week now and it is awesome and helps me reach my potential for sure! Love her and these sneakers! Would love to test them out πŸ™‚

  147. Lindsey @ Sound Eats
    October 27, 2011

    Well, I’d say I’m a loner/ figure it out myself type girl, but I haven’t had a coach in a long time. But, I think I still may be more of a figure it out on my own kinda girl…I’m like that with everything else! (cooking, school, yoga, etc.)

  148. Cathy
    October 27, 2011

    I like the structure and discipline coaching provides

  149. Kara
    October 27, 2011

    I like to have not only a coach but also a whole class of people as motivation/friendly competition! This is why CrossFit works well for me. These shoes are super cute too — thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  150. Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached mostly for the extra push and encouragement.
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  151. AlisonJ
    October 27, 2011

    I actually prefer a team approach. Some guidance, some work on your own = great team effort.

  152. Tracy
    October 27, 2011

    I used to like to be coached/trained, but the more I learned about working out and training, I prefer to do it myself!

  153. Laurel
    October 27, 2011

    I like to push myself. I really don’t like being told what to do, although I should probably try to change that.

  154. Alice
    October 27, 2011

    i think i prefer coaches! i’m more motivated when i have someone screaming in my face πŸ™‚

  155. Lauren
    October 27, 2011

    I usually like to coach myself but while marathon training I had a personal trainer once a week and it really helped! Now if I could only afford one for the rest of my life πŸ™‚
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  156. Jaclyn
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached. Puts a little more umph in my step.

  157. Caroline
    October 27, 2011

    I like being coached when I can, training with a friend keeps me motivated as well!

  158. Travis
    October 27, 2011

    I like to coach myself.

  159. Heather @ Better With Veggies
    October 27, 2011

    I think running coaches are awesome – I made tremendous progress under a coach. I think I’m even more biased now that I am a coach though! πŸ™‚ I think coaches are especially great when trying to break past that time goal you’ve been chasing after or telling you to back off when you need a break (and aren’t listening to your body enough).
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  160. Caitlin
    October 27, 2011

    I definetly prefer coaches. Keeps me motivated and accounted for.

  161. Alicia
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached. I need someone to push me!!

  162. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely like to figure it out on my own!
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  163. Cristine
    October 27, 2011

    After all of these years, I prefer to go at it myself. Makes me feel accomplished and capable of anything.

  164. Lilian
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached if possible. =D

  165. Kelsey
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely like having a coach so there is some aspect of accountability.

  166. wendy sue
    October 27, 2011

    I love having a coach, it’s just not that feasible to hire one! luckily my local running shop has an awesome summer marathon training program w/ a low fee and the owner is the coach and super accessible!
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  167. Yin
    October 27, 2011

    I like having a coach!

  168. Erica
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached when I have no idea how to start– like half marathon training, mud runs– or when I’m in a class. Otherwise, I like to keep to myself if I’m just working on fitness and endurance.

  169. Chelsey
    October 27, 2011

    So awesome that you’re doing Savannah- I’ll be there! And I prefer training on my own, without coach…I was a competitive swimmer for a long time and now just love running for the sake of running. I can push myself pretty well, too!

  170. Jessica
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer running but am trying really hard to commit to weight training. Like you, I tend to focus on pace and distance rather than heart rate. My friend trains for his marathons purely on heart rate (think intervals based on times at different Hr levels rather than getting to a specific distance)

  171. Sarah
    October 27, 2011

    I like to figure it out on my own all the way! BUT I always wear a HRM to monitor my workouts!!

  172. bree
    October 27, 2011

    I really like to figure things out on my own but I always end up doing WAY better with a little coaching!

  173. Crystal
    October 27, 2011

    I love trail running during the fall/winter offseason. Such a nice way to change up the usual training routine.
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  174. kylee
    October 27, 2011

    I like figuring things out on my own!

  175. J
    October 27, 2011

    I love classes they keep me motivated

  176. beth
    October 27, 2011

    I’d love to have a coach for a little while since I’m always interested in learning new approaches to things and improving but for now I just do my own thing

  177. Carol
    October 27, 2011

    I train with a list that I download so I stick to a schedule and keep myself on track…it’s tough but it’s working for me so far!

  178. Heather B.
    October 27, 2011

    I need to be coached or else I won’t get my ass off the couch. πŸ˜› It motivates me more when I have someone pushing me. It sounds pathetic but it does the trick. This sounds like a perfect gadget for me!

  179. Alex
    October 27, 2011

    Cool! I just ran a trail 50k and could definitely use a trail specific running shoe! As for my training style, I completely empathize with you – Can’t listen to anyone but myself!!

  180. Tina @ Everyday Decisions
    October 27, 2011

    I like a little of both. Coaching would really help me focus especially when I get too comfortable in what I’ve been doing. But I also like doing my own thing!
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  181. Leah
    October 27, 2011

    Im leaving my comment here to win some rather awesome shoes. Can I pick up the comment again after my run? I would feel a little silly taking it with me.

  182. Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine
    October 27, 2011

    Cute!

    Running is my “me” time, so I enjoy doing it alone, but I know I would definitely benefit from a coach! Running with other people makes the time go faster, but it also makes me out of breath due to chatting. πŸ™‚
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  183. Chelsea @ Go Chelsea Go!
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely like to be coached! It’s nice to have that extra motivation, and I know that if I go on my own, I have a tendency to push myself TOO hard (at least, that’s what my heart rate says), which results in a lot of post-workout fatigue and some injuries. It’s nice to be told that I can take it easy once in awhile πŸ™‚
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  184. Maryz
    October 27, 2011

    I’m a combo person….love a coach to get me started and then I like to be able to mix it up!

  185. Kristi @ Sweetly Fit
    October 27, 2011

    i like to be coached so THEY can do all the thinking!
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  186. Erin
    October 27, 2011

    Thanks for the review! I’m presenting to my running club next week about all the different kinds of running technology out there and this is one I don’t have much experience with. Your review really helps!

    And I guess while I’m here I’ll enter the shoe giveaway! I like having a coach but I’d rather it be a real person who can look at me and talk to me to gauge whether or not I’m overtraining or not pushing myself hard enough.

  187. Colleen
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be supported with the time to try and figure it out and help if I need it.

  188. Regina
    October 27, 2011

    I like a mixture of both. Usually I like to follow my own body’s cues but I’ll be honest, sometimes I need a little proding.
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  189. Danielle
    October 27, 2011

    If coaching didn’t cost money I would definitely prefer that method.. Until then, I will just have to figure it out on my own!

  190. Jamie P
    October 27, 2011

    I really like to work out by myself, but it sometimes is nice to run with the husband.

  191. Danielle J
    October 27, 2011

    I like to figure it out with small suggestions πŸ˜€

  192. Kelly
    October 27, 2011

    For running, I love to do it myself. I like that I can run for as long as I personally want to run and I don’t have to listen to anyone. With that said, I think we could all use a little guidance here and there! I’d love to win the shoes, I am doing my first trail race next month!

  193. Socal Rachel
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to have a coach, trainer, instructor. Its less to think about before workout time.

  194. elissa
    October 27, 2011

    I usually just go by how my body feels. If I’m feeling good, I’ll spend up and if I’m having an off I’ll take it a little easier. I’m mostly a trailer runner so listening to my body is really important especially when it comes to all those hills!

  195. Ashley @ This Is The Place
    October 27, 2011

    I would love to have a coach but I can’t afford one so I just read a lot of books about running and design my own training plans πŸ™‚

    I love trail running…these shoes are adorable!
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  196. Kelly
    October 27, 2011

    I like mainly training by myself but I do enjoy a buddy for longer runs πŸ™‚

  197. jess
    October 27, 2011

    I work out alone but would love to ne able to afford a coach

  198. Robyn
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to figure it out on my own. I like to run by myself and go at what pace feels best.

  199. Meghan R
    October 27, 2011

    I need a plan to follow! Otherwise I get distracted and get no where fast.

  200. Noel
    October 27, 2011

    Coaching is for me, definitely helps me be focused and accountable and keeps mem on a plan!

  201. Stephanie Ratty
    October 27, 2011

    I tend to get bored with the same route all the time, so I explore when I’m on the trail to see where it takes me. Sometimes I’ll bring a friend along as a “coach,” but that’s more to keep up motivation. πŸ™‚

  202. Lynda T
    October 27, 2011

    I like doing a little bit of both. Having some guidance from pre-made training plans, running apps, or coaches is fun but I also like running on my own terms according to how I feel that day.

  203. Lara
    October 27, 2011

    I don’t have a coach, but I like to read books and follow training plans, I don’t just wing it!

  204. Kelly
    October 27, 2011

    I like to fly solo! I like to take the time to come up with a training plan just for me and then change when needed!

  205. claire @ the realistic nutritionist
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely love having a coach or trainer. I have a bit of a motivation problem (as in I don’t have any) so having someone push me around and tell me where to be what to do REALLY helps!

    Oh and my tennis shoes are pathetic so I would be VERY happy if I won this!
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  206. Beverly
    October 27, 2011

    I like the feeling of being coached, whether it is with an actual coach/personal trainer or a friend/relative/workout buddy.

  207. Michelle
    October 27, 2011

    I’m a little bit of both. I like to be coached in the sense that it motivates me to push harder in my workouts, but at the same time, it is nice to work out and train alone when I can just zone out and focus on me!

  208. Anna
    October 27, 2011

    For now I like to just run on my own, but I know that I need to improve a lot so a coach would be a good idea eventually. For yoga, having a teacher I trust and see often has been the most wonderful experience.

  209. Haley @ Health Freak College Girl
    October 27, 2011

    i’m in the middle. i like to hear advice, but i like to do it on my own too. these shoes are too cute btw!
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  210. Ellie@fitforthesoul
    October 27, 2011

    OooOh very purty shoes! haha, I love adidas πŸ™‚ I don’t know why exactly, but I think I’m more of the “figure it out myself/push myself” kind of person. Yes, I do love support from others and loved having great coaches in xcountry in high school, but when it comes to FITNESS, I feel most motivated by my own accomplishments. Have a great day Meg!
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  211. Amber
    October 27, 2011

    I would prefer to be coached! I feel like a coach would push me to my limits! I’m just not that hard on myself :/

  212. Jaala
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to have a coach, without a couch I don’t push myself hard enough.

  213. Emily G.
    October 27, 2011

    I’ve got to admit, I’m that type of girl that needs the treadmill help. I have no idea what to. I just know I can press a button and either do a cardio or fat burn based workout. I walk, run, or eliptisize (word??) until 30 minutes are up! LOL!

  214. Molly
    October 27, 2011

    I do best when I am figuring it out on my own, but lately my husband has been catching up with me concerning speed so maybe that’s my cue to get something or someone to give me direction!! πŸ™‚

  215. dena b
    October 27, 2011

    I do need to be coached a bit, it helps me to push myself, I like a little motivation. Great giveaway

  216. Ryan
    October 27, 2011

    It’s always nice to have a coach point you in the right direction but part of the challenge is getting out and working through the ups and downs of the process on your own. To me, it makes the whole process more rewarding….

    Now here’s to taking those Adidas CC TRs out and eating up the trails! WHOOOOOOO-HOOOOOO!

    PS. Great site… and great write up!

  217. Melissa H.
    October 27, 2011

    I train on my own for everything but I wish I had a coach because I think that could help me improve as a runner.

  218. Allison
    October 27, 2011

    I don’t mind training on my own, but a coach might be fun.

  219. Nikki
    October 27, 2011

    I like to have a coach, someone there to show me the right way…and also to encourage me!
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  220. laura
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coahed. It gives me a huge sense of direction (I’m lost as far as working.g out and what my body needs otherwise) and pushes me to work harder.

  221. Jennifer Goodale
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely train harder with a coach. And while I don’t technically have a coach, I consider our running group leader as a good substitute for that role. Hope to win! I LOVE trail running.

  222. ALH5051
    October 27, 2011

    I also fall somewhere in the middle. When it comes to running or cardio, I like to figure things out on my own. I love having someone to coach me through weight training though. I love to weight train but feel a little lost without some direction being given to me.

  223. Sarah Butterfield
    October 27, 2011

    I need a coach! I’m getting better at disciplining myself, but I always work out better with someone helping me along.

  224. Abbey
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to have someone coaching me so I know I’m doing the right thing!

  225. Megan W.
    October 27, 2011

    I like having a virtual coach! I am doing Jamie Easons 12 week livefit program and it is perfect! Those shoes are awesome!

  226. Mari
    October 27, 2011

    When I can afford it, having a trainer is awesome. They definitely push me to do more than I would normally push myself.
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  227. greenbean
    October 27, 2011

    i love training with a running buddy. instant motivation and it’s more fun.

  228. Katherine
    October 27, 2011

    I’m definitely an on-my-own exerciser. I actually get a little anxious when it comes to group workouts. I feel a little bit trapped because once I’m in the room, I’m there- I think it would be rude to leave mid way through a class. The one exception is yoga.
    I do enjoy workout DVDs though!
    I would like to have a trainer on days that I don’t feel quite so motivated, but I can’t exactly budget that in at the moment.

  229. Jessica
    October 27, 2011

    Perfect! I’ve been dying for a new pair of running shoes. Once I’m over the tendonitis currently keeping me in a walking boot, (boo!) I’ll definitely check out the miCoach.

  230. Erin@JustBreathe
    October 27, 2011

    I like having a coach to guide me…. but sometimes I need days where I can just do my own thing!
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  231. Anne
    October 27, 2011

    I wish I could afford to be coached. I take advantage of non-professional coaching when available, but think I could really benefit from having a professional coach.

  232. Erica
    October 27, 2011

    I would love to have a coach, but I don’t. So i stick to figuring it out on my own πŸ™‚ those are sweeeet looking shoes!

  233. Ashley
    October 27, 2011

    I am an on your own exerciser when it comes to cardio/weight training but for yoga I need the discipline of a group setting otherwise I don’t push myself. I’d love to win a pair of sneakers, I’m due for new ones!

  234. Keri
    October 27, 2011

    I usually do the coach-yourself sort of thing, but it is really helpful sometimes to have someone give you directions. I know I do better at the gym when I go to the classes than when I just hit the treadmill alone!
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  235. Amy Schneider
    October 27, 2011

    I would love to have a personal trainer because I know they could help push me further than I would normally push myself. Since the budget doesn’t allow for that, I seek out tips and advice from friends and blogs that I follow and then try to come up with my own training routine!

  236. Liz @ runbakerace
    October 27, 2011

    I wish I could have a coach but I do my training on my own. I do like to come up with a training program for marathons based on a lot of research from websites and articles.

  237. Emily@SavoryandSavage
    October 27, 2011

    Loved your review – I have the same trouble with following directions which is why my GPS is of limited help when I drive:-)

    I have always wondered about my heart rate when I run – but I am probably better not knowing because nothing is going to make me alter my super slow pace, lol.
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  238. Colleen
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely prefer going coachless for right now. Running is *my* thing, and I like to figure it out on my own. It helps me be in tune with my body and myself, gives me an opportunity to collect my thoughts…. I don’t know if I’d have the same mental peace if I had someone telling me what to do! πŸ™‚

  239. jenn
    October 27, 2011

    I currently train by myself, but would love to get a running coach some day.

  240. Katie
    October 27, 2011

    I always liked being coached when I was in college, but now that I no longer am a “competitive athlete”, I like having the freedom to do as I please!

  241. Elizabeth
    October 27, 2011

    Yes! I’m a trail running beast and would LOVE these shoes! I’m also a do-it-yourselfer. I have some books with training plans, but I like devising my own workouts from them, not having someone else come up with them for me.

  242. Debra
    October 27, 2011

    I am pretty new to running so I prefer to be coached and I push myself harder. Also in desperate need of new shoes. The crosstrainers I bought years ago are not cutting it anymore.

  243. Kelly Edm
    October 27, 2011

    I’d love to have a coach! I usually like to work it all out on my own, but I think as I get older, and more out of the loop, I NEED a coach. Haha. Motivation would be the number one reason of having a coach, for me. I’m less likely to skip or “do less” in a workout with someone there guiding me, and helping me along.

  244. Heather Christopher
    October 27, 2011

    I would love to be coached but I just can’t afford it so I train alone and just figure it out as I go. I live near great places to go trail running and would love to try it and new trail shoes would definitely give me the push to do it. I have 2 weeks until my first half-ironman and once that’s done I will need a new challenge.

  245. Chris Wrzesien
    October 27, 2011

    I like to train with a coach or a peer. It is always nice to have somebody else to share the road with and motivate you when u need that extra boost to finish strong and achieve a personal best or training milestone.

  246. Rachel C.
    October 27, 2011

    I like running on my own most of the time but I do like having a “coach” to give me suggestions and help me out.

  247. Kathy
    October 27, 2011

    I like the idea of having a coach, however, I’ve found that I sometimes push myself more when I’m doing what I want to do. And I’m a nerd when it comes to numbers and love to keep track of distance, pace, and heart rate. It helps to keep track of how i’m doing!
    Also, I love taking spin classes that use heart rate monitors, however, I too sometimes have too much pride while running and hate to slow down when i’m feeling great at a faster pace.

  248. dana
    October 27, 2011

    I enjoy having a coach or group of people to have that playful competition and coaching aspect to push you to your full abilities.

  249. Melissa
    October 27, 2011

    I like a little bit of both– coaching and going it a lone!

  250. Molly P
    October 27, 2011

    I like to figure it out on my own! I can normally tell when I’m not giving enough. It just motivates me to work harder and better myself and my running.

  251. allie
    October 27, 2011

    ooh fun! definitely like the instruction of a coach!

  252. Tania @ The Health Macadamia
    October 27, 2011

    I’m another one for falling in the middle. I like to be coached to know if I am doing things “right” but I don’t like to follow formal little training thingies. I’ve got enough going on than to need a chart to work it!
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  253. Becky
    October 27, 2011

    I like both. Somedays I need the coaching and somedays I can really push myself.

  254. Sonia
    October 27, 2011

    I like to figure if out on my own, although I do love a good motivator! πŸ™‚

  255. Lauren
    October 27, 2011

    I like both, just depends on what i am doing. I love being motivated by someone with new ideas but also like to march to the beat of my own drummer!

  256. jennie
    October 27, 2011

    I like to read tips and tricks online of others training plans, and then I try them and see what works for me. So I’m changing up my runs, and I can change it to suit my style!

  257. Darbi
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to be solo but with the guidance of different training programs on my Iphone.

  258. Julianne
    October 27, 2011

    Like them both! I definitely love the motivation that a coach can offer, but sometimes there’s nothing better than doing something by yourself FOR yourself!

  259. Sarah
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to be coached. I need that extra push!!!

  260. Lacey
    October 27, 2011

    I like to do it on my own. No garmin or watch… I just go by how I feel!

  261. Emily
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached! Especially for form correction and the motivation always helps!
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  262. Matteson @ Healthy High Schooler
    October 27, 2011

    I like both, however; I really like it when I have soomeone to motivate me!
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  263. wendie
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to be coached…and since I can’t afford a Coach, training plans are my standby!

  264. Run.Learn.Repeat
    October 27, 2011

    I like a little of both. Somedays I want some coaching an extra motivation, and some days I’m happy to do my own thing.
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  265. Jess
    October 27, 2011

    I’d prefer to be coached. I find it helpful to have someone give me pointers along the way. Since I can’t afford a coach, I just make friends with people who are better runners than me and I get FREE tips from them!

  266. Kristin
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached… so I can be pushed! So usually I will do videos and training plans for the majority of the time… other than that I end up doing cardio!

  267. Dorry
    October 27, 2011

    Great giveaway! I like a little bit of coaching for guidance and that extra push, and a little bit on my own to keep things balanced.
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  268. Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    October 27, 2011

    I don’t like having coaches except group fitness instructors (if that counts)..but one on one would get a little old. I do love to have a plan, though!
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  269. michaela
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely prefer figuring it out on my own. My dad is a much faster runner than me and he always insists we run at his pace. It drives me bonkers.

  270. Sharon H
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely like having the guidance of a coach. They help push me to my limits and motivate to try my hardest each and every mile!

  271. Katie
    October 27, 2011

    Ooooooo! I love them. I heart trail running as well!

    I like to figure out running on my own…. In everything else I like some direction. πŸ™‚
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  272. Liz
    October 27, 2011

    I like being able to figure things out on my own, but I’m always open to suggestions. So does that make me…a mix?
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  273. Ellen
    October 27, 2011

    I’ve always been one to figure it out on my own, but lately I’ve really liked going to fitness classes like kick boxing. It’s nice to not have to think and just follow!

  274. Lauren
    October 27, 2011

    I like to train on my own or with friends!
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  275. Cynthia
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely prefer to be coached. When I am on my own, I don’t think that I push myself hard enough.

  276. Nikki
    October 27, 2011

    Those shoes are pretty awesome. I’ve never had a coach so I’m not sure what it would be like. I just sort of wing-it right now. I do think there would be a lot of benefits to having a coach though.

  277. Chris
    October 27, 2011

    This year I trained for the Chicago marathon based on heart rate. It took a while to get used to but to be able to see my progress over the months was cool. I used to always run at the same pace but now I know I have to run faster to hit the same heart rate. Valuable stuff!

  278. Jillann
    October 27, 2011

    I just started running. My first half marathon is next weekend! So far I’ve been following a plan, but doing it all on my own. I think I’d like to try a coach. Having a plan is super helpful, I can only image having a coach would be even more so!

  279. melissa
    October 27, 2011

    I totally need to be coached – if not, I don’t know how hard to push myself!

  280. Carolyn C.
    October 27, 2011

    I think I would love a coach to really push me to my limits and get my heart moving to its full potential. Thanks for the giveaway!

  281. Courtney
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely like to go it alone. I’ll use a training plan and run with buddies, but I’ve never had a coach, virtual or otherwise.
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  282. Erin @ GoBananasBlog
    October 27, 2011

    I think have a coach makes me really frustrated. Although I can tell I run better with others so I’m not sure!

  283. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    October 27, 2011

    That is really cool to have that piece of equipment!

    I like coaching (I am a fitness coach myself) and I have seen lives changed because of coaching! There are a lot of people who have NO idea they are doing things incorrectly or are just staying where they are —and have no idea that they are hurting themselves! It is all about becoming better, so why NOT have a professional help ya out?!

    I love workout/athletic shoes!! I practically live in them. Haha! I’d love to win πŸ™‚
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  284. Kellie
    October 27, 2011

    I am a person who enjoys working out alone, so I think a coach would bother me. I prefer my solitude on runs.

  285. Angie
    October 27, 2011

    I like to do things on my own. I don’t enjoy going to a gym for my exercise. I’d rather be outside hiking, doing yoga at my house or just about anything outside of the gym atmosphere.

  286. Kristi M
    October 27, 2011

    I love being coached – I need the extra motivation to stick to it!

  287. Jen
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely like to just do it on my own. I am pretty good at motivating myself. However, I do think a coach would be fun, too!

  288. MaryBe@Accidentally-Vegan
    October 27, 2011

    I’m lazy so I like to do my own thing. Pretty sure I should have a coach to kick my lazy butt into gear!
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  289. Nicole W.
    October 27, 2011

    I wish I had a coach to keep me on track and to get my booty moving more.
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  290. Mindy Lord
    October 27, 2011

    I loved to be coached! It not only provides guidance, but I seem to push myself to a more intense level so I won’t look like a fool πŸ˜‰ On another note, I love to coach as well!

  291. Mallory @ It’s Only Life
    October 27, 2011

    I like figuring things out on my own..unless it comes to weight training. then i’d love someone to coach me and just make me do it. otherwise, i tend to be quite the treadmill whore πŸ˜€
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  292. Amanda @ JustAmandaJ
    October 27, 2011

    I much prefer having someone there to tell me what to do. I always feel overwhelmed if I have to do it on my own and wonder if I’m doing moves right.
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  293. amyt @ Chicken Nugget Momma
    October 27, 2011

    I think it’s good to be pushed….then again, I’m on the stubborn side – I guess maybe a lil of both worlds πŸ˜‰
    amyt @ Chicken Nugget Momma recently posted..let them eat cake

  294. Soraya
    October 27, 2011

    I thought I liked to figure out things on my own, but I recently started doing boot camp and I have found out that I push much harder when someone is coaching me!

  295. Elizabeth
    October 27, 2011

    I love being coached and having a plan! I need to stay on track and coaching helps me do this!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    BTW I am crazy in love with your blog, I read it all. the. time. πŸ™‚

  296. Valerie
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer being coached I feel like it pushes me harder!

  297. Rachel A
    October 27, 2011

    I’m a new runner. So far, I’m figuring it out on my own, but I’m sure I could learn a lot from others.

  298. Meaghan O’Connor @ My Spoonful of Inspiration
    October 27, 2011

    I really need to be coached- self-motivation is hard for me! πŸ™‚
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  299. Lauren
    October 27, 2011

    I really prefer coaching, it helps me out so much to get advice from those who have done it before.
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  300. Maddy
    October 27, 2011

    I love having a coach so that I know I’m on the right track, otherwise I’ll either over do it or not do enough and then will be mad at myself!
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  301. Annemarie
    October 27, 2011

    I love having a coach or trainer. I like knowing someone is watching my form and making sure I’m training effectively
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  302. Blair
    October 27, 2011

    i prefer to be coached, or at least have a program to follow. makes it easier to stay on track!

  303. Anne@MyZenPulse
    October 27, 2011

    I love coachING!! During my 1/2 Marathon this year, the most motivating part was encouraging my running buddy through the tough miles. Kept me excited and moving! Being coached, though, is *amazing* after spending most of my days coaching other people! I really appreciate the input – knowing what goes into it – and not having to think so much is a welcome break.
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  304. Amanda
    October 27, 2011

    I like to learn from a trainer, then work out on my own. I’m no good at getting it down on my own, I prefer to learn the proper form and go from there.

  305. Jillian @ sprinkle massacre
    October 27, 2011

    It’s nice to have a coach, but I think I like trying to figure things out on my own. I feel like I learn and retain the information better when I have to force myself to do it.
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  306. Tami
    October 27, 2011

    I typically follow a plan, but I only run three days a week somimalsomchange them around

    I run o. Trails at least once a month, more during the summer

  307. Christie
    October 27, 2011

    Ive never had a coach but I love the appi I have on my phone. She talks to me every mile and tells me my distance, average pace per mile, and total time. Its like my own fan club but with no one around!!
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  308. Nadine @ Multi-tasker Runner
    October 27, 2011

    I have my moments… sometimes I like being coached and pushed…But I can definitely can say I like to figure things out on my own. With my fitness backround it makes that part a little easier…but I think once I figure it out, I have more of an appreciation for it.
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  309. Larissa
    October 27, 2011

    I would like to have a coach, but can’t afford that so I just figure it out on my own!

  310. Evan Thomas
    October 27, 2011

    I’ve really enjoyed not having a trainer for running. It lets me listen to my body better and be flexible with training.
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  311. Rebecca
    October 27, 2011

    I want I want! πŸ™‚ My favorite training style is with friends. Encouragement goes a long way during a tough workout!!
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  312. Whitney
    October 27, 2011

    After 6 months of hard studying I passed the ACSM personal training certification! I hope that I can train and coach others and learn from them as I have from my past trainers. Support really makes a difference in my training.

  313. Nikki
    October 27, 2011

    I like doing everything on my own but with positive reinforcement for my achievements after I am done.

  314. Mari
    October 27, 2011

    I think it’d be great to have a coach and be held accountable with things.

  315. Abbie
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached! It pushes me harder!

  316. Kim
    October 27, 2011

    When I first started running I liked to be coached because it was too hard to keep pushing myself. Now I understand what my body is capable of and don’t need as much coaching anymore.

  317. Katie
    October 27, 2011

    I used to do it all on my own and love it, but now I run with my fiance who has become my unofficial ‘coach.’ He has done amazing things for my running and has pushed me to achieve things I never thought I could. These shoes would be great for me, I’m running my first ultra in March- the HAT 50K- on trails! πŸ™‚
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  318. Taylor @ Crumbs Don’t Count
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached! That is why group classes like BodyPump work so well for me…motivation!

  319. Kayla @ Learningtosayyes.com
    October 27, 2011

    not sure about the coaching, but I have started tracking my data and wish I knew what to do with it to help me run faster πŸ™‚

  320. The Swim Diva
    October 27, 2011

    I am a swim coach, so I understand the value of coaching. I need direction and swimmers are paranoid about tracking and data. I could use this bad boy fo’ sho’.
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  321. Kate
    October 27, 2011

    Depends on the workout. For running – I like to just go. But for spinning, I almost always use a heart rate monitor!

  322. leanne
    October 27, 2011

    Anytime someone can push me to my max, i’m in!

  323. Tiffany @ texan on the run
    October 27, 2011

    Def need a coach, though I can’t afford one so I just reason solo by trial and error. Would love to try out the hrm!
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  324. Mandy
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached. It makes me work harder!

  325. Mason
    October 27, 2011

    That’s a hard one! I loved being coached for speed work (track/xc in high school), but I think if I were training for a marathon or something I’d like to do it on my own! Plus, I’m pretty hard on myself so I know I wouldn’t be slacking off too much!

  326. Beth
    October 27, 2011

    I like both training styles (not that I’ve had a coach since high school!). I enjoy training on my own but I do think I benefit from a little guidance.

  327. Andrea @ Onion in My Hair
    October 27, 2011

    Figure it out on my own…but of course always watching my heart rate and pacing. Love my Polar HRM!
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  328. Heather
    October 27, 2011

    I like to do things on my own and figure out what’s going to work best for me!

  329. LeSlie
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached. I find I work harder with a coach.

    I would like to offer you a grammar tip that may help you improve your writing. I notice that you frequently use the word anyways in your post as you did today. “enter anyways” this is improper grammar. Anyway is an adverb meaning in any event or by any means. An adverb can never be pulral. You would simply write or speak “Enter the contest anyway” This tip is meant to be helpful to you,not to hurt your feelings or to be mean.I enjoy your blog.

  330. Mary
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to follow the “rate of perceived exertion” rule when working out. I don’t use a heart rate monitor. I am also more interested in pace and distance.

  331. Lesley
    October 27, 2011

    I only ever worked with a coach in high school, and they were very helpful. I would prefer having a coach, but they can also take the fun out of running sometimes.
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  332. Erin
    October 27, 2011

    Definitely prefer to do things on my own but following a plan that someone else designed πŸ™‚

  333. SaraRM
    October 27, 2011

    The only thing I use is my garmin and still dont use all the fancy programs is has to offer. I just use it to keep track of my pace. I do the rest of the training.

  334. Jenny
    October 27, 2011

    I like to figure things out on my own but with the guidance of a premade plan!!

  335. Alaina
    October 27, 2011

    I think I really need a coach to run. I never push myself enough and am stuck in a running rut.

  336. Mendy
    October 27, 2011

    OMG I would LOVE a drill sergeant! But more for just getting out there not really technique. The shoes should have a zapper on them that delivers a shock if no motion is detected. haha

  337. Christine
    October 27, 2011

    Growing up I’ve always been apart of a team of some sort, so I really prefer being coached – not that I can’t figure something out on my own, but I am very detailed and always want to know EXACTLY how to perform something!

  338. Macrae
    October 27, 2011

    I just train on my own even without a detailed plan. But I would love to have a coach to help me run to my highest potential! I have actually been searching for one, but it is hard to know where to start!

  339. Carmen
    October 27, 2011

    Definitely like to figure it out on my own!!

  340. kemibe
    October 27, 2011

    The term “coach” as it applies to distance running is often nonstandard, especially in the Internet age. In other sports, coaches design specific plays, emphasize particular skills (e.g., batting practice, free-throw shooting) and, often, try to get teams to operate as a cohesive unit. In running it’s different; the coach is more of a road map for the athlete to follow and a second set of eyes on a training log as a means of catching something the athlete may be missing.

    I was fortunate to be coached for a few years by a two-time Olympian, and more than having a plan to follow, I found it helpful not so much to motivate me but to keep me in check — left to my own devices I often ran well in excess of 100 miles a week and skimped on the sharpening work. With just enough cajoling in the proper direction I was able to overcome *some* of my foibles (and we all have ’em) and set most of my PRs at age 34 even though I’d been running and racing consistently since I was 14 years old.

    I think it’s best to have a “coach” in spirit if not strictly speaking; this may mean training partners more experienced than yourself who can offer unvarnished but useful feedback and help you sort out what might need personalization in a given training plan you may have pulled off the Web or from a book.

    I guess that’s a “yea” vote, but it’s critical to be honest with your coach if you expect him or her to be of much use. Most won’t bite if you admit you tanked or even skipped a workout!

  341. Lisa
    October 27, 2011

    I usually like to be coached, but there are some days where I just like to go with what I’m feeling. Figuring things out on my own can be refreshing.

  342. Kathryn @ Flopoodle
    October 27, 2011

    I like to read things online for ideas but generally I figure stuff out on my own πŸ™‚
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  343. Jill
    October 27, 2011

    I like having a coach!! I miss my good ol high school days!

  344. Amanda
    October 27, 2011

    I love being coached and following training plans!

  345. Cait @ Beyond Bananas
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be pushed by someone – but I also like to do it on my own. I have learned through trainers and coaches HOW to push myself and motivate myself. It took me a while to actually do it, but the competitor in my definitely allows it to happen..
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  346. Amanda
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to be coached or at least have a program to follow!

  347. Selene Thompson
    October 27, 2011

    I like to figure my training out by myself! But I do like to have a training partner πŸ™‚ a girlfriend is my number one choice….mostly because my husband and I don’t like working out together. I am currently training for my first half-marathon and have been checking out good trail running place in Orlando. (I’m taking suggestions)

  348. Iris Lee
    October 27, 2011

    I’ve never actually been coached in anything, so I’m not sure what I prefer!! Unless taking group exercise classes counts as being coached? In that case, it is actually really nice to have someone motivate and correct me.

  349. LeeAnn
    October 27, 2011

    I have a coach, but really I just use the plan she writes for me. I dont do any of the group or one on one training.
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  350. Rachel
    October 27, 2011

    I like to figure out running things on my own, but I’d love a personal trainer to get better at lifting!

  351. Kate
    October 27, 2011

    I’m somewhere in the middle–give me some coaching tips and then let me take them & figure the rest out on my own. Maybe not the most effective style.

  352. Maddie (the person)
    October 27, 2011

    I’m training for Ironman Louisville! Although, I don’t have a coach, I take advice from my brother who competed their this past year. I’m also reading “I’m Here to Win” the autobiography of Ironman World Champion, Chris McCormack. It’s such a great read! Very inspirational. Totally pumped me up for my marathons.
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  353. Grace Kennington
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely like to be coached! I feel like having someone push me and tell me exactly what to do motivates me a little more than when I’m by myself in the gym. I especially love taking classes!
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  354. Courtney @ The Petite AthlEAT
    October 27, 2011

    I am definitely a coach kind of girl. I really do well when I have a coach yelling at me to go faster, lift harder, push more, etc! πŸ™‚
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  355. traci
    October 27, 2011

    Figure it out on my own for sure! After many years of gymnastics and being strictly coached I much prefer to just create my own plan.

  356. Jennyh
    October 27, 2011

    I am a runny who likes to go at my own pace when runnin outside but I try to hit the treadmill once every couple of weeks to do intervals. Would love to get a HRM to push myself when running. I love Adidas running gear and these sneakers would be great for winter trail runs!

  357. Katie
    October 27, 2011

    I guess I’m somewhere in between. I like to call it being “guided”. I like to have someone/some sort of plan set out for me to follow but I like being able to adjust it to when/what exactly I want to do that specific day. It seems to work.

  358. Stefanie B.
    October 27, 2011

    I would love to be coached! I never have had a personal trainer or anything, but it would be nice for the motivation!

  359. Brittney P.
    October 27, 2011

    I HAVE to have a coach or training plan! A coach helps you realize your potential is sometimes greater than you think it is! They will push you and set you on the right schedule to meet your goals!!

  360. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    October 27, 2011

    I like following training plans to a certain extent, but I kind of like doing my own thing. That being said, I would love a coach to motivate me!
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  361. Kassie Smith
    October 27, 2011

    I like figuring out out on my own. I want to do my own thing and figure out what best works for me! and lets be honest… its cheaper that way!

  362. Julz
    October 27, 2011

    I’m coached because I run for my school, but I’m a bit excited to be my own coach someday!
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  363. Hillary
    October 27, 2011

    I would prefer to be able to do it on my own, but I really need to be coached. Having the motivation of someone telling me I’m not working as hard as I need to be, or when to slow down is something that keeps me going!

  364. chelsea
    October 27, 2011

    i like having a coach…they can push me more than I can push myself!

  365. Stephanie Clement
    October 27, 2011

    I’ve never had a coach before, so I don’t really know! But I bet I’d love it!! I think it’d probably push me!!

  366. Jasmine
    October 27, 2011

    hmm i like both! one pushes me while the other lets me listen to my body more

  367. Carolyn
    October 27, 2011

    Since I’ve started running, I’ve done it all on my own with some help of (online) training guides. But I’ve loved having coaches in other sports πŸ™‚

  368. Summer
    October 27, 2011

    Training on my own for sure- it’s my me time, and I like to use it sweating in an ugly manner and listening to bad chick music πŸ˜‰

  369. tiffany
    October 27, 2011

    i like doing my own thing, but having a coach might be nice if i have a specific goal i’m trying to reach

  370. Clare @ Fitting It All In
    October 27, 2011

    I like to figure things out and then look up advice if I need it.
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  371. Ambi
    October 27, 2011

    I love running as well as cross training! πŸ™‚

  372. Ambi
    October 27, 2011

    I like running with group classes but I think coaching pushes me more!

  373. Kate
    October 27, 2011

    My preferred style is “anything goes” – I do what I feel like, making sure to push myself at least twice a week πŸ™‚

  374. Laura
    October 27, 2011

    I like being my own coach-but its also fun having a friend to push you as a semi-coach!

  375. Jackie W.
    October 27, 2011

    I like setting my own pace. But, I think having a coach would help me to actually train for a race, and not be as easy on myself.

  376. Caitlin
    October 27, 2011

    All through high school sports and college soccer I liked being pushed by the competition from a coach and teammates, but now since I’ve had to retire early I love the challenge I put on myself by trying to train for a marathon through some health obstacles.
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  377. Laura
    October 27, 2011

    I like better being trained. It helps to have encouragement and someone to work on my goals with!
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  378. Dina
    October 27, 2011

    I like having a coach tell me my pace and how far i have gone!

  379. Margaret
    October 27, 2011

    I love being my own coach, there is nothing more satisfying than proving you can do better than your own standards.

  380. jessica p
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer being coached. I chicken out and don’t push myself as hard when I work out alone.

  381. Lauren R.
    October 27, 2011

    When I train I want to be left ALONE! Working out is my me time and I love listening to my body and energy and going with what is working!

  382. Nikki
    October 27, 2011

    I love to be coached, having someone to push me makes the difference!

  383. Lori
    October 27, 2011

    I actually like a little bit of both. I like to be coached, to make sure I am doing things the right way and to get that extra push and motivation that I cant get on my own…but then I’m also a little(!) stubborn and like to show myself that I can do this on my own too!

  384. ht
    October 27, 2011

    i love learning on my own. love to be in control. love those shoes very much. i will put them in good use. will send you pictures. promiss…

  385. Allison
    October 27, 2011

    I would love to have a coach but, thus far, have not. πŸ™ I would love to have someone push me beyond what I think I can do.

  386. Caroline
    October 27, 2011

    I am just getting into trail running and would love a new pair of running shoes!

  387. Ashley
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached but I have a hard time following direction, I usually end up doing my own thing for half the time, especially zumba… it is way to complex for me.

  388. Ashley
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to figure things out on my own versus a coach.

  389. Maureen
    October 27, 2011

    I follow a training guide based on what I am training for…marathon, half marathon, etc. I listen to my body and tweak the length and temp of the run a little if my body doesn’t feel at its best.

  390. Megan
    October 27, 2011

    LOVE to shoes!! I’m pretty independent and prefer to teach myself. Although, I would probably be more successful if I had someone to push me.

  391. Leslie Moore
    October 27, 2011

    I like running on my own but having a coach really takes it up a level so I say in the end, I like having someone pushing me the most. Great giveaway!

  392. Charlotte
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely prefer to be coached – someone else watching is often enough to motivate me, but that person caring and guiding makes me do things I’d wimp out on by myself and I push myself harder.

  393. Dee @ GF Grad Nut
    October 27, 2011

    I kinda like to be coached. That’s why spinning classes ALWAYS kick my butt!

  394. Lara @ six times the yum
    October 27, 2011

    As far as my running experience goes, I’ve always done things on my own. I’ve planned my own training schedules for races and exercise routines. But I would love to have a coach! That would be great for motivation, improvement, and knowledge. I look group exercise classes, so I think a running coach would be great. πŸ™‚
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  395. Megan
    October 27, 2011

    I’ve gone so far as to have a running coach before, but I find I like figuring things out on my own. I wear my Garmin 405 on every run, but I just let it beep the miles off for me since I like to take different routes. That’s enough feedback πŸ™‚

    Would love some new trail running shoes!

  396. Ryan
    October 27, 2011

    Triathalons and crossfit. Best workouts going

  397. Heather
    October 27, 2011

    definitely figure it out on my own for running….but weights i could use some help! πŸ˜‰

  398. Martha
    October 27, 2011

    I like to do my own thing, but for big races I usually follow some sort of plan — so I suppose I like some guidance, but don’t really want someone telling me what to do in the moment!

  399. Marty
    October 27, 2011

    I usually read books and research training plans and then modify to fit my schedule, trips, etc. Never had a coach, just kinda see what works for me.

  400. Michelle
    October 27, 2011

    I like having plans as a rough blueprint for what I’m supposed to be doing, but I always adjust them to fit my own needs.

  401. Samantha
    October 27, 2011

    I had a Nike Ipod run app that I loved! Tracking my mileage made me want to do more! πŸ™‚

  402. amanda
    October 27, 2011

    i’ve never had a coach, but it might be cool πŸ™‚ thanks for the report on the HR monitor and the giveaway!

  403. Riddley
    October 27, 2011

    I have been doing the insanity and asylum workout tapes from Beach Body for two years now and I love working out to Shaun-T, so I have to say I am a coach kinda girl (even one that’s on the TV)! Shaun-T keeps me pumped and focused throughout my whole workout.

  404. Robyn
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely need a coach to kick my butt! But no coach when I want to run easy and take in the fresh air πŸ™‚

  405. jennie
    October 27, 2011

    I’m a coach kind of girl when it comes to working out and lifting. Personal trainers are great motivation. But when it comes to running I’m a do it yourselfer!!
    jennie recently posted..a burger saves the day!

  406. Kim
    October 27, 2011

    I liked to be coached. They can push me much more then I would push myself and they can teach me a a lot.

  407. Amanda’s Notebook
    October 27, 2011

    I am definitely one that needs a coach!

    It’s too easy to sit back and be lazy or to ‘half-ass’ workouts. With a coach they are there to make sure they’re pushing you to do your hardest, tweaking your form to make sure you’re doing it ass effectively as possible and just keep you accountable.

    And new shoes are always fun to get. πŸ™‚
    Amanda’s Notebook recently posted..Non-Fat Veggie Fried Rice – Use What You Have!

  408. Amanda
    October 27, 2011

    This giveaway makes me so happy…I trashed my shoes today while getting caught in the rain when the pup and I were running to the dog park. Of course, we continued, and still had fun at the dog park, in the rain and became muddy disasters…the things we do for our pups. But anyways, I like having someone guide me through my workouts. I started working out with my fiancee and his friends who plan different circuit workouts and I feel much better after those workouts than I do when I’m by myself.
    Amanda recently posted..State of the Plate DC: BAMCO and What You Can Do

  409. Sarah
    October 27, 2011

    I like being coached because having something hold me accountable helps me push myself

  410. Whitney N
    October 27, 2011

    I don’t think I’d like to be coached on my running so much (the gym is another kettle of fish – and I love it!), but I’d probably give it try. My Garmin’s heart rate monitor doesn’t get too used either.
    The shoes look rockin’!

  411. Emily @ Comfortable Home Life
    October 27, 2011

    I like to figure it out on my own. I’m stubborn!
    Emily @ Comfortable Home Life recently posted..Newman’s Own

  412. Brittany @ Delights and Delectables
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached, but I usually figure it out on my own. I’m too cheap sometimes!

  413. Ashleigh
    October 27, 2011

    I really enjoy both! I am a fan of working with a coach but am also perfectly fine going alone!
    Ashleigh recently posted..Spelt Chia Seed Pumpkin Muffins

  414. Jen
    October 27, 2011

    I like having a plan but like to follow and/or modify it on my own. Coaching is great for lifting weights but when it comes to running or cycling I really like to just be in my head and push myself accordingly. I’m pretty selfmotivated though.

    As a sidebar, this adidas thing seems like a cross between a treadmill and the Nike plus.

  415. Nikki
    October 27, 2011

    That heart thing is really freaking cool!!!! Also, I do a mix of trail and road running. There is a long rail trail near my house and it is so convenient and practically flat too πŸ™‚
    Nikki recently posted..Trick or Treat!

  416. Lauren G
    October 27, 2011

    I much prefer working out on my own, with my own plan but I believe I would benefit from a drill sergeant leading me through my gym sessions–I’m too intimidated to get a trainer!

  417. Regan
    October 27, 2011

    I think a coach would be great for a marathon to make sure I train the right way…for shorter distances I feel I can trust myself.

  418. Sherri
    October 27, 2011

    The right coach would be wonderful – someone who pushes you when you want to give up but knows your limits, someone who understands your goals and customizes a plan for you. I think having someone like that to touch base with once or twice a week is a great idea.

  419. Sarah R
    October 27, 2011

    I’m kind of in the middle… I like a little guidance, but I’m also pretty independent.

  420. BroccoliHut
    October 27, 2011

    I’m definitely a solo kinda girl when it comes to training…unless you consider a dog a coach.
    BroccoliHut recently posted..Halloween Conundrums

  421. Jenn
    October 27, 2011

    I must say, I love being coached. I feel that I perform much better when I know that I am being critiqued, or watched! Otherwise, I will slack off, and not give the workout my all!

  422. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups
    October 27, 2011

    What a perfect giveaway! I’ve been looking for some running shoes. I haven’t done too much trail running before, but I’m trying to increase my overall speed and distance, so I’d love to try to start incorporating it into my training!
    Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups recently posted..Packing break

  423. hannah
    October 27, 2011

    I am a cross country runner! we had regionals today i pred and ended it strong! Thanks for the best giveaway opportunity!

  424. Marissa
    October 27, 2011

    I like to be coached. I love the fact that this makes graphs, it really appeals to my inner nerd!

  425. melinda h.
    October 27, 2011

    Figure it out on my own! Hasn’t failed me yet πŸ™‚

  426. Courtney
    October 27, 2011

    Definitely like to be coached!

  427. ~Christy @ wonderofallthings
    October 27, 2011

    I love figuring it out for myself…trial and error, listening to my own body and what it needs. Many times, working with a coach, I focus too much on the externals and what they want for me rather than what works for me. BTW, I LOVE the trails! What a fun giveaway πŸ™‚
    ~Christy @ wonderofallthings recently posted..Blogger Brain + Beginner’s Mind

  428. Sarah
    October 27, 2011

    I love running either on trails or on the road, but usually my favorite runs are the ones in the woods with my dog. I would also love a new pair of running shoes for my big feet. πŸ™‚

  429. Katie R
    October 27, 2011

    I definitely prefer to figure it out on my own. I try to listen to my body and work hard when it’s willing (and slow down when it’s not πŸ™‚

  430. Nancy
    October 27, 2011

    I mostly like to do my own thing and set my own goals without someone else watching over πŸ™‚

  431. Laura
    October 27, 2011

    Definitely on my own- I was an athlete on sports teams for years, so now I love the chance to design my own workouts without anyone telling me what to do!

  432. Danielle
    October 27, 2011

    I enjoy having someone to push me…I’d love to have one of those monitors! I also love trail running!
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  433. ashley
    October 27, 2011

    I like to do my own thing but I think I would benefit for some coaching!

  434. Becca @ Southernrunnergal
    October 27, 2011

    I struggle pushing myself as far as I am capable, so I really like having a coach, or at least a running group, to set the expectations for me through a run or other workout!
    Becca @ Southernrunnergal recently posted..Go Coogs…

  435. Jessica
    October 27, 2011

    I like both being coached and letting my body teach me. I also LOVE trail runs! Especially in the fall!!!

  436. Carolyn
    October 27, 2011

    I would love having a coach who pushes me but I usually am a do it yourself and get it done kind of gal. With three little boys 4 and under my only workout time is usually 4:30am so not many people care to workout with me:).

  437. Heidi Nicole
    October 27, 2011

    I create all my own training plans based upon a bunch of Google searches. I think it would be interesting to have a coach but at this time I’m far too cheap for that!
    Heidi Nicole recently posted..Weeble Wobble Running!

  438. Katie
    October 27, 2011

    I love coaching! It motivates me, otherwise I’d just tell myself I’m too tired and walk.

  439. Jennie
    October 27, 2011

    A trainer pushes me harder than I push myself, no doubt. I’m still working on self discipline now that I’m on my own again.

  440. Ashley @ The Fit Academic
    October 27, 2011

    I prefer to just do my own thing….but that’s mostly because I exercise for my sanity and not for any other real performance goals. If I had real goals in mind, I think a coach would be the way to go!

  441. Paula Lanier
    October 27, 2011

    I make a lot better progress with a definite plan to follow…so I like to be coached. I live on several miles of dirt/sandy road so I guess you could
    say I like “trail” running, but I love it when I get to the pavement. Shoes look awesome!!

  442. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    October 27, 2011

    Ive never officially been coached but I would love it. Doing runs with even an unofficial coach pushes me so much harder!
    Sara@RunningInPinkProject recently posted..Recovery Food 101

  443. Erica
    October 28, 2011

    I love my heart rate monitor but I hate the strap. I love my gps watch more though!

  444. Kalynn
    October 28, 2011

    While I enjoy having a “coach”, I also like figuring things out on my own! I just signed up for my first trail race next month, so winning these would be awesome!!

  445. Donna Porter
    October 28, 2011

    I like to do things on my own!

  446. amy
    October 28, 2011

    Love to do my own thing. I run for my health, my sanity, myself!

  447. Laura T.
    October 28, 2011

    love crossfit b/c the trainers push me to always work hard! theres never a dull workout!

  448. Eleah
    October 28, 2011

    I’ve never been coached but I think I would like it for help with my running form (not something an app could do.)

  449. Jenny Langham
    October 28, 2011

    I prefer 80% on my own and the other 20 with a class or coach to instruct…

  450. Elizabeth
    October 28, 2011

    I enjoy being coached because I need someone to keep me held accountable and it makes it more fun!

  451. Erin
    October 28, 2011

    I like to train on my own with a detailed plan! Cute shoes!

  452. Rob
    October 28, 2011

    I do alot of running, cycling and extreme calisthenics. Couldn’t live without it.

    Awesome blog. Found you on Twitter, btw.

  453. Chuck
    October 28, 2011

    I love having a coach- I have like 3… but I also like doing my own thing and my coaches don’t love that lol
    Chuck recently posted..Mile 6.5 got really dark…

  454. Leslie
    October 28, 2011

    I think I work best with a balance of coaching and figuring it out on my own. I like to get guidance and then work on my own to improve…I would love to win these shoes. They would really help with my training! πŸ™‚

  455. Kerri
    October 28, 2011

    I like to train on my own with NO plan!

  456. Ilene
    October 28, 2011

    I LIKE to be coached but NEED a coach because I run out of motivation and self-discipline really easily!

  457. Jacqueline @smartsolitude.com
    October 28, 2011

    coach all the way!
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  458. Siena
    October 28, 2011

    I like to figure out my workouts on my own. If I need help I usually research the information on the internet!
    Siena recently posted..Halloween Workout!

  459. Floey
    October 28, 2011

    Figure it out on my own πŸ™‚

  460. Erin M.
    October 28, 2011

    on my own!

  461. Deanna G.
    October 28, 2011

    I like to figure things out on my own. πŸ™‚

  462. Lizzy
    October 28, 2011

    I just moved to Asheville a few months ago and it really helps to have some guidance during lengthy running periods. So I really like to be coached or have friends to motivate me! Those shoes are really awesome by the way!!!
    Lizzy recently posted..Two hops and two vines

  463. Amy J.
    October 28, 2011

    I’ve been doing it on my own but would probably need a coach to really improve. Love the shoes!

  464. Sean S.
    October 28, 2011

    I’d love to have a coach, so instead I cheat and look at other peoples workouts who DO have a coach!

  465. Gina G
    October 28, 2011

    I love a good coach who isn’t too hard on you, but not too easy either! πŸ™‚

  466. marina
    October 28, 2011

    I like being coached and taking group fitness classes

  467. Ali @ Ali Runs
    October 28, 2011

    I prefer to figure it out on my own.

  468. Jen
    October 28, 2011

    I pretty much figure it all out on my own! The only time I had a “coach” was when I was taking a 5 day a week boot camp – and he was more of a drill instructor! I feel like I know what’s best for me and what my mind and body need at any given moment, so I tend to just go with the flow when it comes to workouts. And I <3 trail running too, so I would love to win this giveaway!

  469. Alex
    October 28, 2011

    I never had a coach but I like to use the features of my Garmin to set specific goals and create my own training plan.
    And I LOVE trail runs! Having to watch out for sticks and stones makes a long run go by so much faster. I also feel it trains the muscles of my feet and ankles much better.
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  470. Meghan
    October 28, 2011

    I love adidas! When I played sports it was all I wore! Now that I’m older, I train on the treadmill, do Jillian’s 30 day shred and I just recently purchased her buns and thighs video. My daily workouts include 3.5 miles and then one of her dvds, 4-5 times a week. I had bought the reebok zig techs about 8 months ago and loved them, but they’ve about had it. I saw these were coming out and really want to go back to my old loves!! Coincidentally, these are my high school colors as well!! I love your site and visit it daily for tips and tricks about training and different recipes, plus the fact that we have the same name, although spelled differently. Good luck!!

  471. Stephanie
    October 28, 2011

    I have never had a coach before, I just google what I need to know. I would be interested ina coach if I was training for a specific event.

  472. beachgirlrunning
    October 28, 2011

    I think I’m in between…I love doing my own thing and having that AHH – HAH moment but a coach is get great to help out with things I might not be able to assess myself, i.e. posture, running stride, etc. I think it’s good to mix things up!

  473. val @ lots of dishes
    October 28, 2011

    i like to workout on cardio machines alone, but then hit the mat for stretches with a friend who knows what they’re talking about who will force me to stretch.
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  474. Kim @ girlevolving
    October 28, 2011

    I like a little of both – direction, but also the ability to just get out there and do what I want.
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  475. Aubrey
    October 28, 2011

    I definitely am a combination! I love running because I can run WHENEVER and WHEREVER and choose if I want to be in training for a 5k, half marathon, full marathon or just for FUN! However, I do appreciate the help of blogs, magazines, and other runners advice to help me reach my goals.

  476. Nicole
    October 28, 2011

    I’m a fairly new runner, so I’ve pretty much just done it on my own so far. I’ve bought some different training books that I loosely followed to get myself through my first race, but I want to do more. I’m also working to lose about 75 pounds, so I have really been thinking lately about getting a coach that could help me become a better runner while also losing weight.

  477. Kassi
    October 28, 2011

    I tend to figure things out myself because I’m kind of stubborn. But, given limitless cash I might hire a trainer… πŸ™‚

  478. Lindsay
    October 28, 2011

    I would love to have a coach to push me harder.

  479. bridget
    October 28, 2011

    I actually prefer to go solo! but a coach or friend occasionally is nice to mix it up :).

  480. Amanda
    October 28, 2011

    I really like to download a plan and then follow it on my own making tweeks along the way.

  481. April
    October 28, 2011

    Oh, I’d love to try these shoes! I’ve just started trail running this year and love it! I like to figure out runs on my own, but, really, I need all the help I can get. I like to use a heart rate monitor, not sure how I’d do with a voice in my ear telling me to slow down or speed up.

  482. Debbie
    October 28, 2011

    I must be coached!

  483. Sue
    October 28, 2011

    I am a very independent (i.e. stubborn) person so I always like to figure it out on my own!

  484. Melanie
    October 28, 2011

    I always push myself harder when there is somebody yelling at me (I mean, coaching me). πŸ™‚

  485. Dani
    October 28, 2011

    I def need a coach. Its hard to find the motivation inside my own head! I need someone yelling at me, telling me what to do bootcamp style.

  486. Emily
    October 28, 2011

    I am def someone who likes to be pushed; but, I like to do the pushing. I tend to plan my route and tempo before I head out and try to stick with it. I’d love a devise telling me when I need to speed up/slow down to stick with my goals.

  487. Casper
    October 28, 2011

    I like to have a coach to help me set up my training plans. I am very self-motivated, but sometimes I get in a rut with my training.

  488. EL
    October 28, 2011

    When I first started running, my cosuin set me up with a workout plan. Ten years later, I still ask him for advice.

  489. Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted
    October 28, 2011

    I guess if I had a coach I might like it! I love reading what other bloggers are doing and then getting out there and figuring it out on my own.
    Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted recently posted..Boo! Blast is a Blast

  490. Erin
    October 28, 2011

    I like being coached.

  491. Katy @ MonsterProof
    October 28, 2011

    I’m terrible at taking direction. Though I should try it one day. I just do my own thing.
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  492. Jenny
    October 28, 2011

    I usually like to figure it out on my own, but sometimes it’s nice to have a coach to push you to the next level and help you keep improving.

  493. Hillary
    October 28, 2011

    Oh fun! Those shoes are cute! I run trails when I’m bored with my usual loops. But since winter is coming, I don’t have a lot of daylight hours to do that anymore! πŸ™ sad.
    I also prefer to run with a coach/group. I run with a big group in Houston and love having more experienced runners around to answer my running questions immediately!

  494. Erin
    October 28, 2011

    I typically get all of my “coaching” materials off of the internet. I would like to run with someone else so that they could tell me what I need to improve, but I haven’t had that opportunity yet.

  495. kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    October 28, 2011

    I like to coach myself that way I can do what is most comfortable for me, I usually follow a interval running regimen to challenge myself

  496. Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl
    October 28, 2011

    The Adidas gadget seems similar to the Nike+ I just found on my iPhone settings.
    It kind of annoys me when the stationary bike tells me to slow down or speed up. Don’t know if I could hang.

    I like to figure it out on my own. But there are times, I wouldn’t mind a little advice. Like someone just to get me on track and then let me take it from there. And use that advice down the way when I plateau or need a new regime.
    Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl recently posted..Zombie Run

  497. Lisa J
    October 28, 2011

    I love coaching myself. I’ve found that only I know my own goals and the deep intimacy/emotional aspect that goes behind why I push myself an extra mile, or even why I decide to choose a healthy lifestyle at all. Having that power behind my runs and behind each stride not only empowers me and makes me feel so accomplished when I finished a workout or run, but it is something I share with only myself and makes it that much more special to me personally. I believe the things in life worth having are worth sharing, but deep down into the reasoning and push behind what I do means so much more that it is personally only my own (but a running buddy and support system keeps me strong as well!)

  498. Johanna B
    October 28, 2011

    I’ve had a trainer a couple of times when I was rehabbing an injury and I can really see the benefit in the extra encouragment. However, for the most part I like to “do it myself”.
    Johanna B recently posted..The Mercury hit 112* F for the first time since 1936

  499. Lindsay
    October 28, 2011

    I like to be coached, it gives me extra motivation to keep going!

  500. Wendy Wojcik
    October 28, 2011

    I definitely prefer a coach to keep me motivated! It’s too easy to talk myself out of it πŸ™‚

  501. Jen
    October 28, 2011

    I need to be coached as I’m still a beginner and need the push!

  502. Angie (Losing It and Loving It)
    October 28, 2011

    Also somewhere in the middle! Having someone to push me keeps me motivated but sometimes I just like to go it on my own to see if I can actually accomplish something without the push of someone else.
    Angie (Losing It and Loving It) recently posted..My First Circuit Training at Home Workout

  503. Lizzy
    October 28, 2011

    I think I am in the middle. I love having a plan somedays and other days I just feel like doing my own thing!

  504. Lana
    October 28, 2011

    I prefer being coached!

  505. Mac
    October 28, 2011

    I love working out on my own, but I would love if I could have one of my fellow trainers kick my butt every once in a while!
    Mac recently posted..MMM: My Fitness Story

  506. maria @ a life to Bragg about
    October 28, 2011

    Well I’m a trainer so I definitely like to “coach” myself! But I’ve been getting into CrossFit A LOT lately so I guess that counts as being coached? Great giveaway btw! πŸ™‚

  507. Jessica
    October 28, 2011

    I am a beginner and would love something that will help me run outside, i am not loving the treadmill for all of my runs otherwise I do not know my distance, I am interval running now, 3 min walk, 3 min run with 5 min warm up and 5 min cool down. i would LOVE this:)

  508. Meredith
    October 28, 2011

    I definitely like to be coached at first, especially by a personal trainer.. but then once I learn how to do the workouts by myself, I prefer to go off and do my own thing! Being coached is also great because I’m less likely to slack off and thus, gives me the mental boost I need to kick myself into gear!

  509. Megan
    October 28, 2011

    i’m self motivated, but i love to check in with an expert now and again!

  510. meghan
    October 28, 2011

    i like to do my own thing and see how i’m feeling that day. having a plan for the week helps though!

  511. Lauryn
    October 28, 2011

    I wish I had a personal trainer! I need the push πŸ™‚

  512. Tracy
    October 28, 2011

    Love to be coached on weight training – not at all with cardio!

  513. Jessica
    October 28, 2011

    Am I too late to enter??? I train on my own but a coach would be nice (if I could afford it)! πŸ™‚

  514. Candice
    October 29, 2011

    I totally need these! Crosstraining!!!
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