Just thought I’d share this really nice comment Angie received from one of our coaching clients named Mike Irwin. Mike is a Canadian and we actually had lunch with him when we drove through British Columbia last year.
Hey Angie, I wanted to thank Trevor and you for pairing me up with Coach Dominque. I’m a totally different runner now and I’ve finally gotten to the point where I run continuously after starting out as a Galloway runner. It’s the best money I’ve ever spent. I’m still dealing with a 58 year old body, but a 58 year old body that’s way fitter then it’s ever been! -Mike
We are so thrilled to hear that Mike is benefitting from MTA Coaching! Here are a couple points that stick out to me from his comment,
From Galloway method to continuous runner.
The Galloway run/walk/run method is great for beginners and older runners (even some experienced runners prefer it). We have two coaches on the team (Dominique and Lynn) who are great at working with clients who use this method.
However, some runners set a personal goal of getting through an entire marathon without taking walk breaks. With enough time and proper training this is possible.
Fitter at Age 58
The interesting thing about running is that you can often improve with age. More and more people are getting into the sport after the age of 40 and many master’s runners are looking to take their running and health to the next level. Master’s runners often benefit from working with a coach because this allows them to push themselves safely (without sacrificing proper rest and recovery).
Coach Dominique Hamel
Mike mentions Coach Dominique, she is also a master’s runner with over 60 marathons and ultras under her belt. To read more about her see this post.
We now have 10 coaches on the team from a variety of backgrounds -all of them are experienced coaches and accomplished runners! Thanks to the depth of our team we are now able to specialize like never before . . .
- First time half marathoners and marathoners
- Half Fanatics, Marathon Maniacs and 50 Staters
- Young runners (our youngest client was still in high school
- Master’s runners (those over 40)
- Race walkers and back-of-the-packers
- Sub 3-hour marathoners and Boston Qualifiers
- Ultramarathoners. One client just completed his first 100k
- Triathlon clients (Coach Jenn is actually an accomplished triathlete herself)
When you work with a MTA coach you can be assured that the training will be designed specifically for you and that you’ll have unlimited email support.
No matter where you are in your running journey we have a MTA coach who is able and excited about helping you accomplish your goals and take your running to the next level.
To learn more about how it works see this page: marathontrainingacademy.com/coaching