"Lisa's training was very personalized to match my strengths and weaknesses, and also my work and personal schedules. "
Attempting the Ironman Again – This Time with Lisa’s Help
In 2003 I attempted to do Ironman Florida, but because of a poor nutrition plan and blistering problems I dropped out of the race with 13 miles left in the run. Not wanting to let my DNF stand, I registered the next morning for the 2004 race.
Prior to the 2004 race I contacted Lisa and she agreed to coach me. Unlike some of the cookie cutter training plans that I've had experience with, Lisa's training was very personalized to match my strengths and weaknesses, and also my work and personal schedules. Lisa varied my training program to keep it interesting, and I always looked forward to the workouts.
Changing My Nutrition & Caring for My Feet
We worked on my nutrition plan for the race, and my blistering problem was resolved by Lisa’s suggestions. Lisa helped me with all questions that I had, and took personal interest in my training and success. After 5 months of training I went back to Florida. During the race, my calorie intake, hydration and electrolyte replacement was right on. Not only did I finish my first Ironman, but I crossed the finish line feeling great!
Going for the Ultra Distance
After the Ironman, we discussed the possibility of an ultra, and I decided to register for a 50 mile race that was to take place in 3 months. I never thought I would find myself at the starting line of a 50 mile race, but Lisa's confidence in me bolstered my own self-confidence. I was able to finish my first ultra just 3 months after my Ironman.
What’s great about Lisa's online coaching is that it gives a ‘regular guy’ like me an opportunity to be trained by a world class coach.