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 fastest 20K and 1/2 marathons in my life in September 2015 and March 2016, respectively. And finally last week I ran my fastest 5K in 5 years – 18:43. (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 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
The facts since Sept 2014 through now:
5K – 18:24 -> fastest since 2010
4M – 25:26 -> fastest since 2001
10K – 39:32 -> fastest since 2008
10M – 1:05:32 -> fastest ever lifetime (PR – Personal Record – Mar 2018)
15K – 1:03 -> fastest since 2005
20K – 1:23:39-> fastest ever lifetime (PR Mar 2016)
13.1 – 1:30:05-> fastest ever lifetime (PR Sept 2015)
4.72 – 29:22 -> fastest since 2009 (Manchester Classic-CT)
26.2 – 3:24 -> fastest at Boston; 6th-fastest ever
26.2 – 3:21 -> 3rd fastest ever
These are facts – I can’t change them – you can look up my running times on the various web sites. The best thing is that, as a running coach, I can help every single runner with their nutrition and that will, in turn, put them in a better position to succeed.
My questions to all runners is then – what are you willing to do to get better? And, how can I help you?
Are you ready?
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