I've been coaching road, trail, and ultrarunners since 2018. I joined CTS as a full-time running coach in 2021. I specialize coaching trail ultramarathons, but I also coach runners from the 5k to marathon distance. The most critical piece of my coaching practice is that I have honest and consistent communication with each of my athletes. I believe that consistent communication and following science based training principles are necessary for each athlete to reach their maximum potential.
Philosophy and Goals
My main goals are to get you as fit and prepared as possible for your goal event while building a trusting and supportive relationship. This is accomplished by:
- Creating a training plan that is individualized to you and specific to your goal event. The plan is not a copy and paste program, nor is it concrete. The long-range plan is built at the beginning of training and details the general outline and training blocks toward your goal event. The short-range plan is then built 1-5 weeks at a time and adjusted as needed based on your performance in workouts and life schedule. The training follows science-based methodologies.
- Prepare you for all race day variables (terrain, elevation, weather, race day fueling, gear, logistics) by studying, discussing, and training for each unique demand.
- Regular and honest communication via weekly phone calls, text, and email. Athlete buy-in and belief in the process are critical. You will be more invested in the training when you know the why behind each workout and training block. Your subjective feedback and the data from each run give me the complete picture necessary to best structure training.
- Create the plan so that you make the most of your available time to train. It is critical to factor in your family, professional, and social demands so that you maintain a healthy balance between life, training, and racing.