"Lisa will make you better prepared than you ever thought you could be. "
Seeking Lisa’s Help to Cross the Desert
In the summer of 2005, a good friend of mine suggested that we attempt to run 150 miles across the driest desert in the world. It sounded like a good idea then. However, my endurance history was limited to 24-hour adventure races and one official marathon. I realized that to complete this goal I needed help.
Lisa Customized My Schedule
I came across Lisa’s website after scouring the internet and after my initial contact with her, it was clear she was a good match. Lisa differentiated herself with the level of custom training (both physically and nutritionally). I travel often for work and her ability to help me train in any situation from hotel gym to cross country ski trek was a huge help.
Why Not Throw in an Ironman and a 50 Miler for Starters?
I started working with Lisa about seven months before the race, which isn’t a significant amount of time given the level of endurance I hoped to reach. Sometime early in the training program I decided that I would attempt an Ironman as well given I was already working out so intensely. She adapted my program to include swim training (and swimming was a sport I had no experience with). I found the cross training and intensity of the workout schedules to be demanding, but doable. Her system worked brilliantly and I ran my first fifty-mile race in May followed by Ironman in June. In both events I felt extremely well prepared physically and nutritionally and finished the races faster than I had expected (including a top 8% finish at the Ironman). In July I left for Chile to run the 150 miles. Again, I felt very strong throughout the entire run and was able to finish in 13th place (out of 142 entrants). Lisa’s experience in running similar events including the MDS and Badwater were instrumental in preparing me to make it across the finish line.
Train with Lisa & You’ll Be More Prepared than You Ever Thought You Could Be
Beyond the training programs her gear, medical (blister/feet treatment) and nutritional advice were key and something you just can’t get from the generic workout schedules that are scattered across both magazines and the internet. I would highly recommend working with Lisa if you are contemplating a personal physical challenge. She will make you better prepared than you ever thought you could be.