Competing in his first marathon ever Joey Teter took home the win at the Northern Ohio Marathon. On a warm/sunny day in Mentor, OH Teter still managed to run negative splits and finish in 2:40:39 (6:07 per mile), almost 16-minutes ahead of 2nd place. [Full Results]
We checked in with Joey after the race and he gave much credit to his coach (Janet Bawcom) for this incredible performance:
The negative splits were all according to plan. The biggest thing that I have learned from Janet is how important consistency is to improvement in running. She has never came right out and told me this but, it is reflected in my workouts and the progress I continue to make. I don’t see my mileage fluctuate tremendously and I have seen a slight upward trend over the past couple of years. There are no flashy workouts, weeks where I am putting in a crazy amount of miles or crazy race day plans. Yes, the workouts do vary but it is just to try to aim to work on something specific. On top of that, she approaches every question with an extremely positive attitude and makes it easy to work with her.