After training with René (ed: Borg) and ChampionsEverywhere for almost a year now I am constantly surprised by the improvements that I have made over the year.
René had some ideas that I liked about training and, having worked off a Lydiard programme before, I was familiar with the type of training he was advocating. While I had tried this type of training before, being self trained meant that I was always very cautious about pushing too hard or doing too much and getting injured. However, René set out a detailed and considered programme for me to work off and any questions or concerns I had about the programme were answered quickly.
Getting this level of reassurance and support from René allowed me to concentrate on my training and not worry about how my training was progressing – I could trust that the work had been done by coach and the programme would ensure I was working towards very specific targets. This approach is working for me and I have improved far more over the past year than I could have expected.
Working off this training programme for 800m has allowed me to improve my times at all distances, from breaking my half marathon PB in training, to running my first ever 10 mile race in 58:06 and improving my 10k time by almost 2 minutes to 34:13.
Having made improvements at every distance I have raced so far while training with René and ChampionsEverywhere, I am looking forward to the summer season on the track and improving my track times too. I’ll be working with René and ChampionsEverywhere next year to make sure that I keep on improving!!