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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road, Track, Trail
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLATFORM: Final Surge
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Bellingham, WA
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: Yes, meet within 15 miles of zip code 98229. Sessions include one-on-one strength training sessions focused on technique of exercises. David also offers treatment table massage work to help prevent injury and/or help with recovery, and he offers reduced prices for current athletes – please contact David to set that up directly with him.
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I like the challenge of working with any level of runner and distances from 800 meters to Marathon. I also can provide triathlon coaching training/advice across all distances. Along with a training plan I believe a strength training and a rolling/stretching program is essential to reach optimal potential.
My coaching would focus on creating a training plan that works best for each individual athlete. My goal would be to learn as much about the athlete to tailor a plan that best works for them and their schedule. A plan that helps build consistency while having fun is key!
I worked as a personal trainer from 2008-2010 with the focus on group endurance strength training and individual running and multi sport plans. In 2010 I was an assistant coach for a triathlon training group. Since then I have helped coach friends for running and triathlon events. I have experience working at physical therapy and medical massage clinics, at which I help coach people daily through the healing and strengthening process required to recover from various injuries.
I went to Western Washington University to get a BS in Fitness Science, then continued school to get degrees in Massage Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant.
I enjoy paddle boarding, hiking, tennis, yoga, hanging with friends, watching a good movie or sporting event (Go Hawks and Mariners!)
In 2018 I qualified to be a USAT pro/elite triathlete and I raced the 2019 season as a pro/elite. This year (2020) I decided to go back to focusing more on run races, I would love to try to bring down my 5k and half marathon PR’s.
The last few years I have based my own workouts off of Jack Daniels approach for pacing and intervals. I have taken many gait analysis, technique and strength training courses from Physical Therapist Jay Dicharry. I follow mobility exercises and myofascial treatment advice from Kelly Starrett and Naudi Aguilar.
My teammates on the Bellingham Distance Project have been big motivators and great people to turn to for advice.
I listen to running and triathlon podcasts and enjoy learning from new coaching philosophies.
I have been competing in running events since I was in 5th grade. I ran for Decatur High School, Highline Community College and WWU. Started triathlon racing in 2003.
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Massage Therapist
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Bellingham Triathlon Club Member
5k – 15:41 (Haggen to Haggen, 2018)
10k – 32:38 (Vancouver Sun Run, 2018)
12k – 41:40 (Bloomsday, 2014)
1/2 Marathon – 1:12:07 (Honeywagon, 2015)
15k (road) – 49:55 CR (Homestead, 2016)
Lake Padden Triathlon – 1:32:58 CR (2013)
Seafair Olympic – 1:50:31 (2014)
Lake Whatcom Triathlon – 2:02:47 CR (2018)
Coeur D’ Ironman 70.3 – 4:17:48 3rd place amateur, 1st 30-34 AG (2018)
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
2004 NWAACC All American in the steeplechase
2007 USAT pro/elite qualification
2014 USAT All American and Ironman All World Triathlete
2017 Boston Qualifier
2018 USAT pro/elite qualification
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