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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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, unlimited phone
RESPONSE TIME: Same day
LOCATION: Washougal, WA
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: Yes, meet in Washougal, Camas, or Vancouver, WA. Options include in-person workouts, on the track, road or trails. Workouts can include: Instructions on various paces and efforts, consulting on form and gait analysis, race strategy, various drills, strength, flexibility, etc. Reach out to Coach Laurie first if interested.
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Training youth to masters of all abilities.
Specializing in everything from the 800 meters on the track to the Marathon on the road. Whether you are a beginner or elite, developing the whole athlete using an integrated approach involving all components of fitness including endurance, strength, speed, agility, flexibility, recovery, balance and nutrition.
Success in running is a result of hard work, consistency and determination. Chances are, you are reading this because you have all these qualities. Does that mean we can all qualify for the Olympic Trials? Certainly not. What is does mean is you can reach your full potential under the right circumstances. There is so much more to the sport of running than meets the eye. It is a joy for me to pass on my knowledge to all generations. Helping you reach your goals is my greatest passion. Keeping it fun, staying healthy, being flexible with the ups and downs and most importantly, communication and getting to know you are the essential keys to your success.
In 2003 I started as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for Cross Country and Track at Hockinson High School where my four children attended. Eventually I became the Head Cross Country Coach and Distance Track Coach. Wanting to learn everything I could, I earned several Certifications including: NASM Personal Trainer, USATF Level 1 Coach, NESTA Biomechanics Specialist, KIPS Speed and Agility Specialist . . . etc. After Moving to Washougal WA., I landed the Head Cross Country Coach position at Camas High School in 2013, where I am currently coaching.
In addition to coaching High School athletes, I have enjoyed coaching people of all ages to reach their goals from the 5k the marathon. My clients have enjoyed personal bests and some have qualified for the Boston Marathon under my training.
Not your typical journey is how I would describe my running career/journey. I started running at the age of 40 wanting to make sure my daughter Sarah would be safe preparing for her first Cross Country season. The next spring, I ran my first 5K placing 3rd woman overall and that is when I got hooked.
My running career started taking off in 2007. As an elite Masters runner at the age of 47, I just missed qualifying for the Olympic Trails for the Marathon in 2008 by a little over two minutes with a time of 2:49:29. I competed in every distance from the 1600 meters to the 50K and I am still competing and coaching people of all ages.
My four children have experienced successful High School and Collegiate running careers and now my three daughters are Professional Sponsored Athletes. My son is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps as First Lieutenant.
My husband George (a runner also) and I live in the forest of beautiful Washougal, Wa.
When I am not running or coaching, I teach fitness classes and do one on one personal training. Spending time with my family, reading, traveling are my other favorite pastimes.
My former Coaches, Dr. Tom Cotner, Women’s Elite Coach Club Northwest and Sean Coster of Complete Running Programs, have greatly influenced me as well as Bill Victor, Elite Master Trainer and Founder of Victor Fitness Systems. All of the above have helped shape who I am as a Professional Coach and Trainer.
Dr. Jack Daniels, Arthur Lydiard, Scott Christensen, to name a few have also made a major impact in my coaching.
2007 6th place finish overall 1st Masters AT&T Austin Texas Marathon (2:50:38) . . .
2007 Champion of the Foot Traffic Half Marathon Sauvie Island (1:23:09) . . .
2007 2nd place finish overall Portland Marathon (2:53:50) . . .
2007 3rd Masters California International Marathon (2:49:41) . . .
2008 12th place finish overall 2nd Masters Chevron Houston Texas Marathon (2:49:29) . . .
2008 2nd Masters Lilac Bloomsday 12K (47:29) . . .
2008-10 Three Time National Champion Masters Scoring Team Member USATF Club Nationals XC Championships. . .
2010 USATF Outdoor Club Nationals Masters 10K National Champion
NASM Personal Trainer
USATF Level 1 Coach
NESTA Biomechanics Specialist
KIPS Speed and Agility Specialist
Enhanced Fitness Master Trainer
3 Mile 17:36 – Salmon Creek 3 Miler 2/21/09
5K 18:23. – Rockaway Beach OR 7/4/2009
10K 37:00 – Pints to Pasta Portland, OR. 9/10/07
Half Marathon 1:23:29 – Foot Traffic Flat Half 7/04/2007 Portland, OR.
Marathon 2:49:29 – Chevron Houston Marathon 1/14/2007
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
2015 Washington State 4A Cross Country Coach of the Year
2011 National Finalist Enhance Fitness Trainer of the Year
2013 Girls 2nd Place Team at State Championships
2014 Girls 1st Place Team at State Championships
2014 Girls 1st Place Team at Nike Regional Championships Boise ID
2014 Girls 13th Place at Nike Nationals Portland OR
2015 Girls 1st Place Team at State Championships
2016 Girls 2nd Place Team at State Championships
2017 Girls 2nd Place Team at State Championships
2018 Girls and Boys 3rd Place Team at State Championships
3 individual State Champion Titles in Cross Country and Track and Field
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