Patrick Smith

Mindfulness trained Psychology PhD candidate providing goal focused positive coaching for triathletes, cyclists, and runners that want to achieve their endurance goals and still enjoy their life/sport balance.


I'm a graduate student, endurance coach, and multisport athlete. After playing professional paintball for most of my 20s, I decided to return to school so I could make a positive impact in coaching practices and athlete lives. During my undergrad, I raced olympic distance collegiate triathlon including at USAT collegiate nationals '15. Currently, I race cyclocross for fun.

I am a USA Cycling Level 3 licensed coach. I have been coaching/training athletes in multiple sports(Snowboard racing, Paintball, Cycling, Running, Swimming, etc) for 16 years, the last two focused on the cycling and triathlon disciplines.

My graduate school training is in Behavior Analysis in Psychology. My lab specifically focuses on Mindfulness and Relational Frame Theory which underpins Acceptance and Commitment Training(ACT). My ACT and Mindfulness training informs my coaching and communication methods when I believe it can improve your athlete experience but I promise to never subject you to any experimental methods or use my position as your coach to gather experimental data for my academic work without your express written consent beforehand.


Reno, NV
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


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

Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Mountain Biking, Cyclocross, Duathlon, IRONMAN, XTERRA



Athlete Requirements

Currently only accepting athletes able to log power for cycling/tri or heart rate for runners.


Reno, NV
United States