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Matthew Laye PhD

Professor of Health and Human Performance at The College of Idaho.
Coach of the Boise Billies in Boise, ID
Former collegiate XC and track runner.
100-mile US National Trail Champion (13:17)
2:23:32 Marathon PR (Boston)
Expertise in trail running, road racing, ultras.

Bio

My coaching style is to take a scientific approach founded in my knowledge (and love) of exercise physiology and apply it in a practical individual manner to each athlete I work with.

I'm consistently AMAZED at how the human body adapts to stress. The plasticity of human physiology means that everyone can show improvement as long as they follow the formula or STRESS + REST. To accomplish this I have periods of training that are very stressful and periods of training that are very light.

I believe that the stresses should vary consistently so even if you are gunning for a 100 mile ultra race expect to do some speed. The major goal of any training program is to make you a better athlete. That will translate to specific improvements for your goal race and general improvements in health and fitness.

I love working with athletes of all types because I am inspired by the improvements that athletes of all levels can make.

I can help athletes with:

* Transitioning from the roads to the trails
* Nutritional advice for race day
* Training nutrition and periodization of nutrition
* Prehab strength workouts to keep you injury free
* Identification of different running paces
* Race day tactics
* Use of technology in training (power meter, HRV measurements)
* Understanding the science behind training
* Use of sauna to for heat adaptation and general fitness/health improvement
* Altitude adaptation and racing

Location

Boise, ID
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional

Services

1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Nutrition, Training Camps

Sport Types

Running, High School Cross Country, Collegiate Cross Country

Languages

English

Athlete Requirements

GPS watch, HR monitor

Address:

Boise, ID
United States