Running, Collegiate Cross Country
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
Whether you are looking to win your local 5k, debut in the marathon, or are just beginning your running career, you should look no further. I believe that no one runs fast on accident, and the key to getting to the next level is a training plan you believe in.
My coaching service is unique in that the advice and training I give to you, I am also giving to myself. As a self-coached athlete, I have the motivation to constantly research and improve my training philosophy, and now yours too!
Contrary to the experience of most runners, I did not fully commit to running until my junior year of high school. As a soccer player, I joined the track team merely to gain fitness in the offseason. A group of guys on the track team had a tradition of passing around a book to all the new members and I had a chance to read it right after I joined. This book, "Once A Runner" by John L. Parker Jr., inspired me make the biggest decision of my life thus far: To become the best runner I can be.
Two years and a lot of miles later, I found myself as a walk-on member of the University of Iowa's D1 Track and Field team. With humble personal bests I started out my time with the team at Iowa in August 2015. In less than seven months, I had improved all of my times: 4:23 for 1-mile, 9:19 for 2-mile, and 14:30 for 3-mile races by March of 2016. After a coaching change and a year of injuries, I took my destiny into my own hands.
In the summer of 2017, I began self-training to keep the promise I made to myself years before. I launched myself into researching the training styles, habits, and techniques of the best runners and coaches in the world. By learning their methods, I was able to develop my own, which has helped me improve my half marathon from 75 to 70 minutes in only 4 months and then down to 67 minutes 5 months later. My times have improved across all distances, and now I want to share my knowledge as a coach and to help others improve as I have.
1-on-1 Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training
If you commit to your goals, I'll commit to helping you achieve them!