Mike Buenting   Gotta Have Heart Training

Gotta Have Heart Training is about making people believe in themselves and get out of their comfort zones. We host group workouts in the Twin Cities area of MN but coach athletes all over the country and typically meet at races together and have fun!
Results driven by mixing smart but hard physical training with also mental training. As any endurance athlete knows you must train the mind as much as the body.
Gotta Have Heart Training is known for helping marathon runners reach Boston!


USA Track and Field certified coach, as well as some other certifications. years of experience coaching runners and multi sport athletes. But well known for helping marathon runner qualify for Boston marathon and then run Boston. Also works with youth as have years of coaching middle school cross country and track as well as hosting summer run programs for kids. Coach Mike Buenting is an experienced athlete himself. Being Nationally ranked in Duathlon winning the bronze medal at 2013 World championships. Has completed two Ironman distance Triathlons with PR time of 10:05, has run Boston marathon 8 times with a PR of 2:39 in the marathon. Been a USAT All American several times as well. So coach gets out and competes and trains and is in the trenches just like the athletes he coaches. Coach Mike has a huge passion for coaching and helping others reach their goals. was an instructor with Life Time Fitness for many years teaching cycle, and developing endurance programs. Now www.gottahavehearttraining.com is his own business doing things his way and pushing limits of those around him.


Chanhassen, MN
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Mental Skills, Run Analysis

Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Duathlon, IRONMAN, High School Cross Country, Collegiate Cross Country



Athlete Requirements

Focused, passionate, dedicated athletes who want to challenge themseves with a positive attitude, a willingnes to get outside their comfort zone be coachable and push limits.


Chanhassen, MN
United States