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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road, Trail
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra
TRAINING PLATFORM: Final Surge
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text, unlimited phone
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Ann Arbor, MI
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Even though I personally focus on long trail distances for my own running, I have experience coaching athletes at all distances and terrains. 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.
First and foremost, 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.
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’ve been running 10 years, but I was a relatively late-comer to running and fitness in general – always outdoors as a kid but never playing on any organized teams. Like many people, after graduating college, I started an office job and eventually realized it was time to be more active. My husband, a long-time skier and mountain biker, got me interested in those sports, and I eventually started taking personal training sessions with a local trainer. It was that trainer’s insistence on setting quantifiable goals that led me to running.
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 and 10Ks, twenty 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 five 50Ks, one 50 miler, and one 100K, along with numerous shorter races. Along the way, I also found CrossFit in 2015, and I believe that the cross training and lifting has been integral to making me a stronger, more capable runner.
When I’m not running, you can often find me at my local CrossFit box or coffee shop. In my spare time, I also enjoy crocheting, Star Wars, musicals, and road trips in our DIY camper van.
Jack Daniels training methodology has influenced by programming, as well as the 80/20 rule of training intensity (for both running and strength training). I have also been influenced by the running/life philosophies of coaches like David and Megan Roche and Jason Koop, as well as the way many athletes I follow, like Courtney Dauwalter and Gary Robbins, truly enjoy running and the way that it enriches their lives.
Woodstock Happenin’ 100K (2019, 2nd place female)
Diez Vista 50K, 2019
Marji Gesick 50 Miler, 2018
North Face Endurance DC 50K, 2018
Chicago Marathon, 2017
San Francisco Marathon, 2014
Detroit Free Press Marathon, 2012
Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Level 1
5K: 21:43 (7/29/2017), Milan SummerFest 5K
10K: 51:44 (5/12/2018), Chelsea Heart & Sole 10K
Half Marathon: 1:53 (10/21/2018), Detroit Free Press
Marathon: 4:27 (10/8/2017), Chicago Marathon
50K: 6:53 (4/28/2018), North Face DC 50K
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