Return to Play – Liam Carey
With the goal in mind of completing his first marathon Liam Carey approached Paul attracted by the promise offered by the Return To Play program. Central to Liam’s issue was the fact that his training was hampered by recurring muscular soreness and tightness and this in turn was introducing uncertainty to Liam’s desire and preparation. By focusing on the source of Liam’s issues and then creating an appropriate and monitored intervention Liam was able to continue his training on a planned and periodised basis whilst also addressing the root cause of his issues. The work with Paul continued to a point just shy of his race commitment with stunning results. Let’s hear from Liam
"I went to Paul at Match-Fit before starting a marathon training programme this year. After many unsuccessful attempts in previous years, I finally made it to the start line at Dublin City marathon this year. Thanks to my ongoing work with Match-Fit I was able to focus clearly on my goals, tailor my training to have a specific purpose for each session, work on strengths and identify weaknesses with a practical and scientific approach. The approach adapted by Match-Fit helped me both mentally and physically to finally cross the finishing line. I look forward to working with Match-Fit next year in order to improve my time!"
Liam Carey, long-distance runner, (first marathon 3:22!!).