Before we began working together we made a specific agreement from the outset that established my race goals, training guidelines, and what we both expected. Together we identified my strengths and weaknesses. Jason tailored my program to these, as well as to fit my life's schedule. Jason was always mindful of many aspects of training: physical, mental, emotional and logistical.
Specifically Jason's weekly training schedule was a great tool to keep me on track and motivated while increasing my level of fitness. The program is specific and easy to follow. Jason uses a coaching style that is balanced well between science, technology and old fashion hard work. Jason remained a positive influence through injuries, work changes, family scheduling and the general bump in the road. If I ever missed a work out his response was "no worries just pick back up and continue training." This positive approach got me to race day with 100% confidence.
Recently Jason and I focused on running for a few months and put the DRC Half Marathon (B race) and the White Rock Marathon (A race) as our primary focus. We continued to mix in a few days of swim and cycling, but focused specifically on speed work and building endurance. We were able to knock out some major goals this year. I completed the DRC Half in 1:35 minutes (PR by almost 15 minutes) and I finished the White Rock Marathon in 3:29 minutes (PR by 15 minutes). Not only was Jason in constant communication throughout training he was on the course on race day cheering his team on and giving advice.
A great athlete once told me "Don't get ready! Be ready!"