DANIAL JULIAN, 2012
He gave me a lot of confidence in my abilities and made me believe that I could be a better...
I moved to Knoxville in 2004 after college and started training under Bobby. We had a lot of discussions about my goals in running and how we would meet and exceed those goals through his coaching. It wasn't an overnight process but after slowly building my mileage and increasing the intensity of my workouts over time, I started to see dramatic improvements. My PR's prior of 17:30 for 5k and 3:19 for marathon dropped to 15:32 and 2:37 along with huge PR's in every other distance during the 4 years span Bobby coached me. Before this improvement could happen, I had to fully buy into Bobby's program and trust in what he was telling me, which I did. It was a lot of hard work, but Bobby is a great motivator and very encouraging. He gave me a lot of confidence in my abilities and made me believe that I could be a better runner than I ever thought I would be.