XC running, to clarify. He always pulls me aside and tells me I need to give it my best. To be honest, I always do. I happen to be a pathetic runner. Good road racer, but I'm mediocre at running and my coach thinks I can do better. I placed 24 out of 49 is our last race (exactly in the middle) and I thought I did pretty OK. Coach got mad at me and our whole team because we came in second place, with 48 points and the first place team with 18.
I want his respect but he hates me because he thinks I'm not trying. I can't win.