Philadelphia Marathon 2012
I was introduced to John in the Spring of 2012 by a friend who ran PR at the 2011 NY Marathon after training with John. I decided to sign up with John on July 1st just prior to my 40th birthday with the goal of breaking 3:25 at the 2012 NYC Marathon. Although the NYC Marathon was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy, I ended up running the Philadelphia marathon 2 weeks later in a time of 3:17:39. This was a PR and beat my prior PR (3:20:01) set back in 1998. In addition to my marathon PR, during the Fall ’12 training season with John I also set a PR in the ½ Marathon (1:30:14) and the 4 mile distance (25.48). These were times I did not think I would be capable of ever attaining. With another season of training with John, I now think it may be possible for me to qualify for Boston. Thanks John!