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
I want to give you a big thank you…Your advice on nutrition, the basic outline of your training plan, and your positive attitude have gone a long way from making me a mid-pack runner, to blowing away my goals! Total mileage was 105.75 and I won the race! ~Mother of two, business owner and winner of multiple ultra races
A final little nod to your training plan….Last year on this course I ran a 10:07 (however I think I missed a 3 mile out and back). This year I ran a 9:27 (but did the 3 mile out and back). I think this makes it an even bigger PR than it seems! Thanks for the great plan! ~North Face Endurance Challenge third place overall female, mother of two and owner of her own small business (I don’t think anyone can be busier!)
Alyssa, I want to thank you from the bottom of my toe clips for this amazing season. I have worked so hard and done so well. You were a huge driver for the whole effort. You set the bar high, and I always felt that I never really achieved it. As well as I did, you always had a push. As you congratulate me, you also point out how I can improve. And yet, you have always made me feel like a winner in life. A winner at the whole game. Your pushing on healthy living, weight and training all helped me see a bigger picture. And the picture got big! I am proud of myself. And so grateful to you. Thank you. ~Corporate VP & father of two finding the balance in his life and qualifying for USAT National Championships for the first time