A few years ago, you helped me train for my first 10K which happened to be in Disney World during the 2014 Princess 1/2 marathon. You’ll be pleased to know that I just finished my first back-to-back events (a 5K & 10K) at Disney World…the same day that I turned 70 years old!
Congratulations BethAnn! Not only were you the only USA female participant and the only cancer survivor to complete the World Marathon Challenge, but you decided that winning the ‘Sportsmanship Award’ would just be the icing on the cake! Thank you for all you do for raising awareness for a cure and bringing ‘hope’ to so many! We did it!
“I was positive and consistent throughout. I kept waiting for that doom and gloom feeling to set in….But nope. Honestly, I felt solid and energetic (relatively speaking) throughout. Testament to your training plan and advice on race strategy/nutrition.
Your guidance is helping me a lot to improve on hills. Indeed, a friend that started biking with me a couple of months ago couldn’t believe it. I called it the “AJ effect”:) ~First time half marathon finisher, triathlete and world traveler
I went from 7:24:13 finishing time in May to a 6:30:08 finishing time in October under your training. That’s a pretty EPIC success story if you ask me! Shaved nearly an hour off my finish time. That’s unheard of. ~Novice triathlete on her way to her first Ironman finish for her honeymoon
Wow, my training really paid off and the quality of the coaching and plan you’ve provided me paid off, including the continued prodding on nutrition. 🙂 I know that anything can happen on race day and I’ve been the person in bad shape on the run as recently as June. But, yesterday, I felt strong throughout the race and, despite the conditions, nothing that prevented me from racing as planned.
What I particularly valued about the training (other than, obviously, the fact that I’m in shape to do this race), was that I had the tools I needed to handle what came at me without wondering if I was doing the right thing. My brain was not programmed on racing “full speed” no matter the distance like I was in the past. I needed to have automatic responses to things that happened. I had those responses in my toolkit. ~Busy attorney, First time IM finisher with every poor weather condition thrown at her during race day
‘I have never been this well-prepared for anything in my life and I have to give the credit to Coach AJ.’ ~First time half Ironman finisher and all around superstar