Thank you for your support! I think about the weeks and months that went into refining my running form everyday. I went from a runner who was always achy and fighting with knee pain, believing I’ll never be as fast as I once was. Now I am perfecting my running focusing on speed and enjoying the challenge of running again. My progress is really a testament to your coaching. ~Injured-no-more Speedy Runner
-Used humor, insights, and data to motivate me.
-Reminded me to pace properly in the beginning of races so I can balance my effort and achieve negative splits.
Thank you so much for your support and guidance this year. I’ve learned so much and am really enjoying the whole process. I’m really grateful for all the time and knowledge you’ve given! Virtual high five! ~2nd Place Overall Finisher, Waterman’s Half Ironman
Finally, I would not be able to achieve anything close to what I have done so far without you. You are much more than just my triathlon coach but also a life coach and true friend. Simply but truly, thank you, AJ. You are amazing. ~Seasoned Ironman athlete
“I owe you such a HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you! Alyssa, I NAILED the nutrition for the race. This is the first race I went into confident about the pre race and race nutrition. It was such a relief to not stress about that part at all. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!” ~Second overall female, first American and new PR at Richmond Marathon
“It has been an amazing season, but more importantly the future is brighter than ever. Never have I finished a season and looked ahead with some much excitement. I owe that all to you, AJ. You get the title as the best coach….hands down.” ~Once injured athlete, who under the care of MIM, is now PRing every distance he races! Congratulations Jesse!
Overall I don’t think I could have had a better 1st full Iron. I think the biggest part of this is the good structure and information in A.J.’s plan. I felt so prepared for the race that I had virtually no pre-race jitters! Thanks A.J. and the crew for an awesome program! This was definitely the best race experience of my life!
“First of all, I can honestly say that I have never been so well-prepared for anything in my entire life….I could not have done this without you. I am so so thankful and grateful you took me under your wing when I was so broken four years ago and when that man told me I would not be able to finish a half ironman in the allotted time. Look how far we have come together my friend!”
We’ve done it again, Coach AJ! Conquered the seemingly unconquerable. Having your expertise and training support has made all the difference in my athletic pursuits these past few years – starting with my first Ironman in 2016 to taking on my seventh marathon (on my seventh continent) in 2018. There are things I take into consideration now that weren’t even on my radar before, such as fueling, pacing, and heart rate zones. This last marathon was on the Inca Trail. If you weren’t on a steep uphill climb that maxed out your lung capacity, you were on a downhill descent that made your knees cry on account of the uneven and jagged stone path, all in high elevation. It was definitely the most challenging marathon I’ve ever had the satisfaction of finishing. Fellow racers agreed it was the hardest race they had faced – and these were folks who had done the Mt. Everest marathon, the South Pole marathon and plenty of ultra races. Just under half of the runners (44%) took two days to finish the race because they missed the cutoff time to make it into Machu Picchu before the Park closed. My only hope going into this race was to finish in one day. Thanks to Coach AJ’s coaching services, not only did I finish in one day, but I came in third place women’s! This race was a wonderful experience, thanks in great part to your bequeathed knowledge, training direction, and guidance. I couldn’t have asked for a better finale to my 11-year long quest to run a marathon on all seven continents.
Most of all, just a big thank you for helping me achieve my goals and tri-dreams, A.J. It is really deeply appreciated. ~Team USA Clydesdale Nationals Qualifier