I believe the success and quality of my coaching and training plans comes from the fact that I didn’t take the conventional way to get here. I didn’t run in college (although I was the social secretary), or start hitting huge times right from the get go. I started at ground zero and gradually built my way up. At the beginning I’d enter races now and again off several weeks of just steady runs, often running as fast as I could for as long as I could, because I didn’t no better. It’s fair to say the results matched the quality of my planning and understanding. I didn’t even own a watch, let alone know what a tempo, or interval run was.
Curious about how I could develop and push myself to achieve peak running performance while on a tight budget, I turned to books, podcasts, blogs, other runners, and research articles to learn more. I started applying my new knowledge and designing my own training plans, tweaking and experimenting as I went along and soon I started seeing MASSIVE improvements in my running performance and overall feelings toward running. Soon I was coaching myself and others to PRs and fun adventures and my athletes and I haven’t looked back since.
I feel it’s important to share this because I want every runner to know, if done the right way, you too can achieve these sort of results. I spent over 10 years learning from my mistakes and experiences, and I want to pass these lessons on to you, so that your hard work and determination has the right results to show for it.