A) find a coach to help me get to the national level.
B) find a way to stay in shape over the summer months until it is time to train hard for sprinting.
I had competed in a couple 5k's prior to talking to Coach Ron and my PR was around 28:00. After talking with Ron I decided to enlist his services. In only a few short months, with the structured workout program he put in place for me and my abilities, I ran 4 timed 5k's and one 10k this summer and PR'd in every one. With the culmination of my final 5k of the year, Ron took it upon himself to run with me knowing I had a lofty PR expectation. Previous to the race my PR was 24:28 ( a significant drop from the start of the year) and when I crossed the finish line I ran it in 23:14, shaving a whole 1:14 of my previous PR. I know for a fact I could not have done it with out Coach Ron. Am I a distance runner now? I don't know but after competing in the 50m and 100m in the 2017 National Senior Games I have something to look forward to!