When I first thought about hiring Sarah, I hesitated as I wasn’t sure if I will be able to follow a plan. I thought I would have to start counting calories and macros – but that’s not what Sarah makes you do at all. The plan she made for me took my needs into account (without me needing to do any counting) and proved to be very easy to follow.
Since putting my plan from Sarah into action, I feel leaner and lighter as well as better fuelled for my runs – all without being hungry (something I was worried about). I learned how to portion my meals and now I prefer more healthy and balanced foods in my diet. My day to day energy is good and my recovery is on point. I don’t feel tired or beat up after fast short or slower long runs.
I really appreciated that there was no macro counting. I also really liked that my menu was very simple and super easy to follow. Overall, I feel better and I look better. The energy and fuel for my runs is truly amazing. And my recovery is easy and painless. I am also happy to report, along with the guidance of my great run coach, I was able to take 15 minutes off my previous PR and run Chicago Marathon last week in 3 hours, 11 minutes.
I definitely feel that not only did I achieve my goal of learning how to properly fuel my training runs, I now have a tried and true nutrition routine for race day. I’d say I’m well on my way to reaching my ideal racing weight for my next marathon – my sub-3 BQ marathon.
Tomas Nochta, Saddle Brook NJ
(fall 2018 – nutrition coaching client)