So, in an effort to show that I am not wrong, (I hate being wrong.) I agreed to post here and ask if anyone would be willing to coach me pro bono. I am, dare I say, not a stellar athlete. I took most of last year off recovering from an undiagnosed knee injury and some digestive issues in addition to getting married and buying a new house. I've been a triathlete since '99, a generally athletic guy before then. I have never won a race - even my age group. I have never come close, either.
So, to all you coaches out there, if you are so good at what you do, prove it. I'm pretty much self-motivated, but very confused about how to fit in training around my new wife and home, as well as work. Any training plan I've ever used (TTB, serious, Maffetone) took over most of my life with long training hours. That doesn't work anymore.
I am now officially accepting applications for coaches. :)