Coach Mark instills the power of "BELIEF" into his athletes, so that when they are truly tested they will believe in their ability to accomplish the goals they set.
"I did well in the 2016 LA Marathon, no injuries, no cramps, no fatigue, and no pain. I finished at 3:34:00 which is a huge PR (30 minutes) for me thanks to Mark, and now I'm looking forward to qualifying for Boston." - Cesar Hernandez
Coach Mark! What an amazing journey this has been with you! Before meeting you, I didn’t know if I could ever get faster… If I could ever go under 4 hours in a marathon…If I could ever even come close to a Boston Qualifying time. Most importantly however, I wanted to get to the start of the Tokyo 2020 marathon injury free and decided you were the person that was going to help me do that. Everything else would be icing on the cake. Well, Tokyo was cancelled which left me with Plan B…the 2020 Napa Valley Marathon. I got to that start line injury free which given my prior race training history, was a huge accomplishment. THANK YOU! I PR’d on the course by 22 minutes THANK YOU! I ran my first sub 4-hour marathon ever. THANK YOU! And...I raced my way to the finish in 3:45 which was a Boston Qualifying time with a 5 minute cushion. THANK YOU! But more importantly, you taught me how to train properly, how to fuel properly and how to recover properly. You taught me what I wasn’t able to teach myself….patience, trust and discipline. I am forever grateful. The process worked. The journey was incredible. The results…life changing! Thank you for believing in me! Tracey O'Brien McGee