Santa Clarita, CA
I had the fortunate opportunity to meet Mike through a local running club, and we became running partners. During runs I learned of Mike's coaching business, his experiences coaching local High School Cross Country and Track teams, and became familiar of some of the successes of his clients and athletes. Mike never recruited business, this was all part of the normal conversation between friends. I was impressed and curious with his ability and success in training and motivating clients from around the world via collaboration and technology, given the distances preventing physical interaction.
When I was selected to run the NY Marathon in 2018 via lottery, I decided that I needed to get more serious and up my training for the event, given that I'm basically a casual runner. Seeking advice, I shared my goals, schedule limitations, and concerns with Mike and based on his feedback asked if he would be willing to train me for the NY Marathon.
In addition to run training, I was teaching indoor cycle classes at a local gym 5 times per week, and working my full time job as well. It took a toll on both my training time, and physical energy and endurance. Mike was able to design a training plan that sucessfully incorporated my classes into my run training. While local, we did the majority of correspondence virtually, and he tracked my runs and progress through Strava and other applications he incorporates into his training plan. We spoke or texted several times a week where he would make recommendations, modify training plans where necessary, and help to keep me motivated. In addition to run training, he also provided guidance on cross-training opportunities, and nutrition planning. In the end, working with Mike helped me shave +45 minutes off recent marathon times.
Mike is one of the most honest and genuine people I have the pleasure of working with. He has years of experience in running and coaching, and his program worked extremely well for my training needs. I highly recommend talking to Mike about your goals, objectives, and your commitments to training, and hopefully proceeding to work with him on setting up a program for your needs and utilizing his effective coaching skills.