2012 Philadelphia Marathon
I started training with john in the Summer of 2012, as I prepared for Philadelphia’s marathon in the Fall that same year. Immediately, John did away with my preconceived ideas I had with regards to training (total weekly mileage, frequency, type and sequencing of speed workouts, recovery runs, etc..) John’s training plan was carefully drafted to take in consideration my heavy travel schedule, as I fly internationally virtually every week. He also worked with me design a customized strengthening gym routine, an area I had vastly overlooked in the past. And whenever I could, I joined John’s group runs, which provided extra motivation and camaraderie. It all paid off big time. I was hoping to break 3:15 in philly, and ended up crossing the finish line in 3:06, a PR by 21mins! Breaking 3 hours in a marathon, which just a few months ago I would have considered science fiction, seems now a real possibility. And I know that with John’s guidance, I will have a fair shot.