2013 Boston Marathon
When I turned 50, I decided to try to run a half marathon and then a marathon after only having been a “weekend” runner since high school. I ran with Team in Training, which was a wonderful experience but didn’t give me the personalized approach that I needed to improve beyond my initials goals of breaking 2 hours and 4 hours, respectively, in these events. I started working with John in the summer of 2012. The intensity and frequency of my training increased dramatically, and my understanding of the different types of workouts (speed, strength, tempo, hard, easy) improved as well. I am completely addicted, partly because I have seen the incredible results of John’s program of personalized, consistent, focused training. Despite my very long work hours and frequent travel, John has created a training plan for me that works; rather than feel less balance in my life, I feel more. Since I started working with John, I not only have PRed every race that I have run, including a 27-minute PR in the 2013 Boston Marathon, but also have won or placed in my age group in the half marathon and shorter races. I now believe that, with John’s continued help, I can see times that I never dared to dream possible. I am grateful to John and proud to be a member of the Henwood Hounds. It is an inspiring and accomplished team with a truly outstanding leader!