It’s heartbreaking. You put in the work and the logged the miles. You were focussed and disciplined. You had a plan and followed it. But now the the racing season is over and race results are about the same. Not a single new PR!
Why? Without realizing it, you fell back into your comfort zone. You ran the same pace day in and day out. You covered same distances as in previous years. You hit all of the same track workouts. So, when race day came around, you figured you were another year stronger, and you are on your way to PRville!
But during that race, you did the same thing that you have done throughout your training: settled into your comfort zone.
You crossed the finish line with the same PR as three years ago. You end race day frustrated with the lack of results. But you sign up for another race and tell yourself this time you will put in a "real" effort.
That was Rob’s story when I first started working with him. He ran with the same running club, did the same workouts and ate the same foods. The result? The same. No new PRs.
Things changed when we put together a custom program based on Rob’s schedule and goals. He says: