When I look back at my running career, it was shaped by different coaches along the way. Every coach had the (roughly) same goal: make me as fast as possible.
When you want to start running, a slew of questions and concerns may creep into your psyche. "Where the heck are my shoes? Where is my Walkman? If I have a Walkman, does that mean I may be too old to start running? What is this gravity thing that keeps my rear on the couch? What the heck am I doing and why isn't running natural for me?"