New York Marathon 2008
“I QUALIFIED FOR BOSTON!! I’ve been a member of the New York Road Runners since 2000. I’ve run 3 marathons using training programs from running books. My best finishing time was 4h17.
John’s training program is very different from what I’ve done before and that really seemed to make all the difference, in spite of the fact that I started training quite late this year. My goal was to run the 2008 New York marathon in 3h50 to qualify for the Boston marathon. I finished in 3h45, blowing away my PR and even beating my goal time by 5 minutes!
John is a fantastic coach and a great person. He checked in with me frequently and adjusted my program depending on how I was doing. And having a mentor who competed in the Olympics really made me understand what it is like to commit to a goal you’ve set for yourself. An all-round awesome experience.”