CLINT MCKELVEY, 2012
Bobby understands how to put together an effective training plan and how to teach all the little things involved in becoming a better runner...
I trained under Bobby three different times in high school in order to prepare for postseason and national meets, and each time I was able to achieve a PR and a result I was satisfied with. My first experience working with him came my junior cross country season while training for the Footlocker South regional race. The top ten finishers in the race qualify for the national cross country meet, but my primary goal was just running a PR since the course is known to be fast and I didn’t think I had a chance to actually make nationals. So when we started to train for the race and Bobby told me our goal was for me to qualify for nationals, I laughed at him and told him that was ridiculous. But four weeks later when it was time to race, he had changed my mind and made me believe that I could qualify for nationals. I ended up finishing eighth in a forty second PR, surprising everyone but Bobby and myself. This is one example of how Bobby understands not only the technical side of running, but also the mental and motivational side. Bobby understands how to put together an effective training plan and how to teach all the little things involved in becoming a better runner, including form drills, the best ways to warm-up, and how to recover properly.