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|Subject: ||RE: She was once a runner|
Anyone who thinks the story is BS has never spent time around a major D1 program. Even in a relatively healthy team environment, there is tons of drama and in-fighting. The higher the stakes, the worse it gets. When a male coach is good at his job, he can manage or direct it into the competitive fire, without tearing apart the team or allowing unhealthy habits to develop among his squad.
When a coach is like the one portrayed on this blog, the women on his team get screwed up for life. As if women don't have enough insecurities as it is, some douchebag feeds them the idea that they will be better runners if they turn a blind eye to an eating disorder. The only place that gets you in the long run, is injured or ill going into the biggest race of your life.
There is such a thing as being too skinny to train effectively. It's sick that some coaches encourage this by either ignoring or lauding it. And for the record, I am a male that would love to go into coaching someday...that's probably why this irks me so much.
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