When my running took a slower turn in my early 40’s I thought it was the final slowdown – we all get older and we all slow down…. In 2013 my wife said: “Nick, you’re just getting old”. And you know what, it made sense…. my times had steadily gotten slower and I was trying to run more miles and more races….and nothing was working !!!
Flip forward to November 2013. My friend posted her before and after weight loss post on Facebook. I posted back – wow, how did you do it? She said a word I had never heard before – Isagenix. She then said that it could help me as an athlete. Honestly, here I am at 145 lbs, saying…there’s no way I’m using a weight loss product to lose weight. She explained that it was not a weight loss product – it is a nutritional system for everyone. I then proceeded to talk to many people, most of whom had never heard of the system either. My chiropractor and my personal trainer convinced me to try it and I jumped in.
Fast forward to April 2014 and I ran 18:58 in a 5K, 45 sec faster than I had run it in 18 mo. Then I ran my 3rd fastest marathon 2 weeks later in Providence, RI. A year later I ran my fastest Boston. Then I ran my PR in the 20K (1:23:39) and 1/2 marathon (1:30:05) in my life in September 2015 and March 2016, respectively. Today March 26, 2017, I ran my PR in the 10 mile run at the GS10 at 1:06:36. (Note added Dec 2016 – I ran 18:24 on December 4 and my 3rd fastest marathon in October [3:21]) I can tell everyone with conviction that this system made me a better runner and athlete. I have also started strength training and this has allowed me to run fewer miles – with confidence I ran my fewest miles since 1998 in 2015-2016 – with better results. I can’t tell you how excited I am – it has been years since I have felt such energy and running is fun again….well, even more fun than in years…almost like college….haha
My questions to all runners is then – what are you willing to do to get better? And, how can I help you as a coach and with your nutrition?
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