On this episode of the show I’m chatting with Amy Feit, who has knocked more than an hour off of her marathon time in the past eight years.
Clearly, that’s pretty impressive.she’s also done it while working a full-time job and managing to keep her family first at all times.
But even more impressive is that she’s done all of the training while working full-time and keeping her family first.
Her Competitive Nature Shines Through
Amy started running as a teen but really fell in love with the sport as an adult.
And one of the things that she enjoys most about our sport is her chance to flex her competitive muscles.
After Amy’s first marathon, which she finished in a very impressive 4 hours and change she set her sights on a Boston qualifying time.
A few years and a lot of miles later, she squeaked into Boston (when squeaking was still a thing!) and ran in the 2013 race.
But she wasn’t done pushing her limits.
In 2013, she started working with Jay Johnson as her coach.
In the past 4-5 years, Amy has knocked another 35+ minutes off of her marathon PR (2:58) and she continues to push herself to get faster.
Those competitive fires? Still burning bright!
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The Value of a Coach
To be clear, Amy didn’t just magically get faster simply because she hired a coach.
Amy still had to do the work, obviously, but having a good coach has really helped her to improve so dramatically.
One of the biggest difference that Amy has seen in her running since she started with her coach is on the injury front.
When she was doing her own training, she regularly was dealing with a variety of aches and pains and running related injuries.
Since she started with a coach who stressed the importance of consistently doing the necessary “little things” to complement her training, she has stayed virtually injury free.
Now, Amy says she will gladly cut a run short in order to have time to do the necessary little things instead of getting her full run in without having time to do the strengthening and stretching work that has made such a difference.
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