Ben Keefe of Kansas City, MO won the Blue Springs Marathon this past weekend with a new PR time of 2:57:54. Afterwards, he tweeted, “18 weeks later + followed plan + good nutrition + ideal conditions = New PR.” His previous PR was 2:59:09. “With the Run SMART plan it was less miles and a faster time,” said Ben.
To become faster our clients are so often focused on just hitting splits, mileage targets and training as hard as possible. We oftentimes find ourselves quoting Dr. Daniels when he says, “rest is part of training too.” We posted Ben’s post-race ice cream celebration instead of a race pic because another overlooked aspect of a good training routine is rewarding yourself when things go well 🙂 Always take a moment to give yourself credit and enjoy the moment. Then, put your head down and get back to business!
Congrats, Ben! Now enjoy some well deserved recovery time.