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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
TYPES: Road, Trail
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra
TRAINING PLATFORM: Google Docs
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text, unlimited phone
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Sisters, OR
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I enjoy working with runners of all abilities and levels of experience. I have particularly enjoyed helping new moms get back into their training and routines, because it wasn’t that long ago that I was navigating those waters.
First and foremost, running and training needs to enhance your life in a positive way. If it is not fun, something needs to be changed. When you love what you are doing, it will fit more smoothly into your lifestyle. Consistency and quality are two focal points of my training and coaching. Everyone is different, with different schedules and goals. It is important to create a plan that matches your priorities and works within your life’s perimeters. I once heard of training being compared to a wheel-with your goal being the middle point of that wheel. All the training, workouts, sleep, nutrition, work, life’s stresses, etc are spokes on that wheel. If you don’t address and take care of every spoke, your wheel will not roll smoothly. I apply this philosophy to both my training and coaching. It is so essential to address all areas of your life and make sure each one is being taken care of to help nurture your training successes.
2 years assistant cross country/track and field coach at University of Redlands
1 year assistant cross country coach at Crescent Valley High School
Taught a trail running course through Sisters Parks and Recreation for beginner/intermediate runners
Several years on-line coaching for runners of all abilities
I am a mom to two young girls and a preschool teacher in my “real” life. I have been running ultramarathons for 15 years, beginning after graduating college. Before getting into ultras, I ran track and cross country at the University of Redlands in Southern California.
Both my parents are ultra runners, and my dad still completes several ultras a year. When I go home to visit, it often means family runs on the trails by their house!
Running has evolved over the years for me in how it fits into my daily life. But whether it now means training with a baby stroller, running in the dark before the girls are awake, or doing kid swaps at trailheads with my husband, it continues to be such a positive part of my life and I am grateful for all the friendships and memories running has brought me. I love the challenges that go along with racing ultras, as well as the “me” time I get when out training on the trails.
My parents are both big influences in how I got started in running ultras.
As far as coaching influences, I take pieces from my experiences coaching track and cross country years ago (we used Jack Daniels approach), the role models I have had in the ultra world, and my own personal experiences – both success and failures – over the many years of running and training.
High School: Track and Field
College: Cross Country, Track and Field
Ultramarathons: 15 years- 2003-present
5k road: 18:55
50k trail: 4:10
50 miler trail: 7:36
100 miler trail: 18:12 (Arkansas Traveller 2019)
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Course records: Bighorn 100, Ozark 100, Tetons 100, River of No Return 100k, Cuyamaca 100k, Voyageur 50 mile, Whee 55k, Santa Monica Mountain 50k, Operation Jack 6 hour, Elk Kings Mountain Marathon 27 mile, Mary’s Peak 50 mile
Top 10 Western States 100 (19:26) , Third place Leadville 100 (20:47)
Female FKT holder of the Ozark Highlands Trail (165 mile)
Over 60 ultramarathon finishes
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