When it comes to race strategy, BJ is an ace. I doubted him on my first race but followed what he suggested and ended up killing it. After that, I was a believer. He's super-smart when it comes to race day nutrition, psychology and motivation. I really never thought I would run another marathon but with BJ's help, I accomplished it easily.
There were a few things that BJ had me doing during training that I was initially skeptical of (heart rate training being one, with track workouts and increased interval sprints being the two others) but those were the exact things that ended up helping me to accomplish my goals. Not only did BJ coach me through running 4 half-marathons in a year, he did it with the strategy that each race would build up to my final one, where I was able to cut 10 minutes off my finishing time and PR. And I did that entire year of training with no injuries or overtraining issues and successfully fitting it in without giving up the rest of my life.
It truly changed my life. It's been hard work but I've been getting up at 6am everyday and taking a few minutes to reflect. It's impacted my life and relationship in so many ways.
Jess has such a radiant and magnetic personality and I found her presentation to be extremely helpful. I have started meditating each morning and am already feeling the benefits
BJ's coaching is multifaceted but what I love the most about him is his energy. He's genuinely enthusiastic about your progress and accomplishments. He's bright and positive and a pleasure to work with. I can't imagine not training with him in some form for the long haul.