I started running in 2011, and did my first race at the age of 25, a local 5K race. Immediately after finishing, I signed up for my first half marathon later that year. Since then, I’ve ran countless 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons, four full marathons, and eventually started to focus mostly on trail and ultra races. Once I shifted my personal running focus, I have completed four 50Ks, one 50 miler, and one 100K, along with numerous shorter trail races. Along the way, I also found CrossFit, and I believe that the cross training and lifting has been integral to making me a stronger, more capable runner. I’ve been coaching for around two years, and received my Road Runners Club of America certification in March 2019. I have worked with runners of all ages, from high school age runners to those in their mid-60s, and for all distances, whether a first time 5K on the road or ultra distance trail races. I enjoy working with beginner runners looking to start from scratch and athletes who are coming back to running after a long break, as well as helping intermediate level runners continue to see progress, or break out of their comfort zones and try a new distance or style of racing. I love seeing my athletes push through the struggle and reach goals they thought were impossible.
I believe that running should be fun and enjoyable, even though it can sometimes difficult. My training plans are based on consistency, working to build a strong and robust aerobic base, and adding in intensity/workouts strategically to meet each athlete’s individual goals. All of my programming is customized for each athlete, based on their current fitness level, goals, and the time they have to train, and is adaptable based on changing needs and schedules.