I met Mike earlier this year when I was training for a marathon. I hadn’t done any running for a while, and stupidly went from zero to maximum mileage in the space of a week, and my ankle said no!
I thought I wouldn’t be able to do the race, but speaking with Mike, and having him (rather painfully) work into my calves, I slowly built my training up. When my ankle would become painful again, together we would decide to trim back my training, and take it on a week by week case.
At times I wanted to cancel my race, but Mike gave me the confidence that it would get better, that my training will start paying off, and I could perform. I ended up getting a personal best, and qualifying into the London Marathon, among some other races for next year.
With help from Mike, at the race starting line I’m confident my body is healthy, and I have put in all I can to perform on the day.