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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road, Track
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLATFORM: Google Docs
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text, unlimited phone
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Camas, WA
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I exclusively coach middle age athletes. I specialize in helping busy people set realistic short and long term goals based on their athletic abilities and lifestyle. We then work together to develop a customized plan with a focus on keeping them injury free, building strength and developing new healthy habits while they progress towards their goals.
My specialties include:
Coaching busy middle age athletes
Sharing proven strategies to balance work and life demands with running goals
Post injury comebacks, injury prevention, motivation & mental preparation
Beginner runners to complete 5k – half marathons & first time marathoners
Experienced runners who want to improve their time
Developing strategies to make healthy eating a year round habit
As a busy professional & life long runner myself, I know what it takes to successfully balance life & competitive running. There’s no “One Size Fits All Program” for middle age runners training for races. I’ve successfully coached numerous athletes who have their unique life challenges, such as work, family/kids, traveling, charity, etc. I develop customized programs based on your specific abilities and I’ll help you set realistic goals & provide a lot of positive reinforcement to keep you motivated. I only coach a limited number of athletes at once so I can provide a very personalized experience where we minimize the risk of injury and help you achieve your goals.
The underlying approach I use with all my athletes is to start by understanding their past athletic & injury experience, current abilities, lifestyle, goals and access they may have to any athletic facilities. With this information, we then take athletes through a proven process to develop a periodized program that’s specific to their unique life situation and goals. I continue to seek additional education and recent research on my craft by engaging in frequent discussion of pertinent topics with peers and athletes. I then share this with athletes whom I coach.
My goal is to exceed my clients’ expectations with an effective training program that includes being responsive to their particular needs, while keeping it fun, helping them stay healthy, motivated and confident. I do this all while being flexible and available to make adjustments to their plans as necessary.
I’m an RRCA certified coach and the author of “Crushing26.2 – A Step-By-Step Program to Avoid Injury, Have Fun and Finish the Big Race.” I’ve managed a running blog for 7+ years and contributed content to many online resources. I also lead a 5 day healthy lifestyle challenge. I’ve been coaching, advising and mentoring middle age athletes of varying ability and experience levels for 6+ years. I have been a devoted student of running & healthy lifestyle for 30+ years.
Based in Camas, WA – I’m a running, fitness and health fanatic. I’ve been running for 40+ years. I grew up in Chicago, spent 7 years as an officer in the US Navy and have lived in Southwest WA for 20+ years. Think of me as the “Crash Test Dummy” for middle age marathoners. I have extensive experience coaching. With the help of my medical team & coaching influences, along with my never ending study of the sport, I’ve learned what it takes to make it to the starting line of races, healthy, strong and confident. I’m also a busy professional, husband & father. I’m always “on the go” so I personally know what it’s like to stay motivated and organized to complete a training plan for long races like marathons. My competitive experience ranges from High School & Division 1 College Cross Country & Track to running so many road races over the years, that I’ve lost count.
I started racing back in the early 1980s. I ran my first marathon in 1986. Due to some injuries and military service, I didn’t race from the mid 1990s until 2010, but I’ve raced consistently over the last 10 years. I’ve raced every road distance from 5k – marathon. Following list includes some of my highlights.
Marine Corps Marathon
Las Vegas Marathon
Portland (OR) Marathon
Sauvie Island (Portland, OR) Foot Traffic Flat Marathon
Many, many 5k – ½ marathons since 1980
RRCA Certified Adult Distance Running Coach (Road Runner’s Club of America)
CPR/AED & Basic First Aid Certification
½ Marathon: 1:17 (Jan 1991) – Salem, OR
Marathon: 2:40 (Feb 1991) – Las Vegas, NV
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