I originally joined San Jose Fit in 2001 in a Red Group; arm twisted by a co-worker. I had already run my first Marathon (training on my own) and made pretty much every mistake one could make. San Jose Fit provided a wealth of information and I have greatly benefited from the experience of other coaches/runners and enjoyed the camaraderie over the many years since. I finished my second Marathon in 5:42. You get out of running what you put into it (pretty much like everything else in life). I routinely finish Marathons under 4 hours these days. I’ve run many events since. In 2017, I ran 7 Ultras, 5 Marathons and 14 Halves.