Today I have the pleasure of bringing you updates from one of my clients whom I've been working with for around 12 weeks now.
Geoff, who you can hear a bit more from on our testimonial page, had a few goals. First up was to lose a bit of weight, then to increase upper body strength and the main one was to get his 5k time down from over 28 minutes to somewhere between 23 - 24 Minutes. Weight loss has been steady with roughly a pound a week coming off and we've seen great progress with upper body strength with our first test resulting in 18 press ups in a minute to over 30 in our most recent retest.
I knew the work that we had done in terms of HIIT to work the body anaerobically, strength and conditioning, the running drills and of course the effort Geoff himself had put in during his own time would make big improvements to his 5k time so it was set that we would go and find out whether or not we had achieved that goal of a sub-24minute 5k time at Horsham Parkrun on the 11th Nov. It was going to be tough but I was confident in Geoff's ability.
I had the pleasure of pacing Geoff during his attempt and I pushed him pretty hard in the first lap of the slightly muddy course, eased off slightly in the second to conserve some energy for the final big push. And boy did he do it! Never has the term 'smashed it' seemed so relevant, but he really did. I saw the strain that he put himself under to work all the way to the last step and by doing that he set a remarkable new Personal Best of 23:26. That is almost 5 minutes off his previous time in around 12 weeks!
I couldn't have been happier for Geoff who has worked damn hard to get that result. We're starting a new programme this week and I'm looking forward to seeing what the new goals are and to going after those with the same gusto as we have previously.
This has been one of the happiest experiences that I've had whilst doing this Personal Training thang. Geoff has gone full-throttle into his programme to achieve what he wanted to and has totally committed to it. This is the reason he's getting results, you get out what you put in!