Bob: “I Was a Regular Runner Who Took It to the Next Level!”
The advice given me by Uta and Dieter about nutrition, training regimes and stretching totally revamped my health as well as my approach to the sport! Now I am off my cholesterol medication, the calf pain is gone, and I’m running well enough to finish on the podium for my age group in many of my races.
I credit my breakthrough to their innovative Take The Magic Step program. I’m amazed at how much a regular guy like me has been able to benefit from Uta’s experience as a world-class marathoner and from Dieter’s expertise in training professional athletes.
On the weekend I run on A1A—a beautiful road along the Ocean in South Florida—and see all my running friends. We compare results, discuss our next races, and shoot the breeze about our favorite sport.
And running has become a family affair. My high school son now runs and I am so proud that he just came in first in his age group in a 10K. We don’t get to train together very often, but when we do, it just makes it that much more special.
I ran Boston for the first time in 1982 on a business school entry at age 24. And then after years of losing speed and performance due to age, I started following Uta’s advice. Boy did it work. I qualified for Boston 34 years after my first run and, believe it or not, I’m running nearly identical times to my glory days.
Boston 2015 3:33:26
Boston 2016 3:32:13
My best race was in the Mohawk Marathon in October 2015. I ran 3:24:56 and came in 4th in my age group.
While I might never win Boston 🙂 I enjoy—and benefit greatly—from listening to the advice of those who have! Always a great race, a great time, and great people and fellow runners!