What obstacle/s were you facing when you decided to join the GHP program?
Neither my husband nor I had done a triathlon, let alone an Ironman. Neither of us were strong swimmers and I had done two marathons training in the traditional method but thought I was done with distance because my knees have never been the same after training for those two marathons in my early 20s.
How has GHP helped you overcome that/those obstacle/s?
I think the most impressive party of Shift Pro is that you can clearly understand the thought behind the methodology. I’ve always been someone that asked why, and the why is laid out so expertly that the training just falls into place after that. Just follow the program.
What does GHP provide that you value the most?
I love the structure and the focus on skill work as opposed to just miles and miles. My husband is a pilot in the Air Force and I’m a Deputy District Attorney, so we both lead stressful time consuming jobs. With the time spent with Shift Pro, you know every minute counts.
What have been your results or the impact on your life from training with GHP?
My husband and I completed our first triathlon, the Memorial Hermann Ironman in Texas on April 28, 2018. As a result of training in this manner, I have finally learned how to run correctly and I can now swim Ironman distances! I have maintained a lighter frame from training and quite frankly want to train six days a week when I was averaging 4-5 prior to this training. We just started training for a marathon in Phoenix in February where I’m hoping to qualify for Boston, which I never thought was attainable before this training. I’m fitter, faster, stronger, and leaner at 35 than I was at 25.
Why did you choose to join Shift over another program/service?
I loved the methodology. And quite frankly, my knees and my work schedule doesn’t allow for typical endurance run tons of miles training.
What would you tell others who may be considering joining Shift?
Just jump in and do it. Read the emails, watch the videos, believe that doing things right is more important than doing them a lot. I really love this program.