Good Form Will Carry You Through®

Running on LSD®

Bob Herskovitz

By on 04/02/2014

I had been a middle distance runner since 1971, and started doing marathons in 2002. My first four years of marathoning led me to a 4:42 PR. When I sought to break 4:30, I sought coaching that would deliver a combination of science and strategy that would enlighten my overall approach to training and execution.

The premier insight you shared was also about getting the mental element – setting goals and how to reach them. After a year of turning theory into practice, I took off with another personal and private goal, to run a 3:35. I came in at 3:34 and almost fainted. Not from the stress, but from the excitement!

I continued to follow your strategies. These days, I run at least one 20 miler every week…. Your speed work still takes more energy for me to complete, but worth far more than almost any other training, except that hill thing, too.

So, this Patriot’s Day, when I toe up to the line in Massachusetts, I will have yet another goal, to finish strong and run in the honor of the gentleman who brought me there. Coach, this next one is for you, sir!

Bob Herskovitz Deputy Regional Health Administrator, Region-V, HHS

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