I’d known Kevin for 4 years before I began coaching him, and in this time he’d had a series of injuries that had stopped him reaching the heights he was capable of. Through a Runner’s MOT, we identified adjustments to avoid the issues whilst still allowing for effective training.
Having started with an initial 10 mile test run of 1:00:08, we agreed on sub 2:45 as a target, with flexibility in moving it forwards as he became fitter. Kevin followed the weekly plans perfectly, remaining injury free by adding strength training, technique drills and mobility, alongside a reduction in mileage and an increase in specificity of running sessions.
Prior to coaching, Kevin’s marathon PB was 2:55:08 from 2017. Despite hot and windy conditions in Boston, he ran 2:35:47, claiming 12th place, 1st in the 45-49 age category and a club record for the distance. It was an incredible achievement in just 4 months and proof of his consistent efforts.
Quote from Kevin
“I have been running competitively for many years, but at this point (45) I feel as fit, fast and strong as I ever have. This is 100% down to the professionalism of Kyle, the effort he puts in, the consistency of his training methods and support.”