Fort Worth, TX
Road Cycling, Running, High School Cross Country, Collegiate Cross Country
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Stride Strong Coaching provides personal running coaching. Athletes receive individually tailored running programs, designed to help them achieve their running and life goals.
I am a USATF Level 2 Endurance coach. I train all age groups and abilities: high school to masters, recreational to elite. My philosophy is to account for your life and training stresses, resulting in a program that works for you. Don't just follow a program, get a program which follows you.
I am originally from New Zealand. After winning numerous national medals in New Zealand, I came to the USA and ran for the University of North Texas in the NCAA Division One. My PRs include a 30:02 10,000m and a 2:30 Marathon. In 2017 I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure caused by an underlying congenital condition and had to have heart surgery. I have used the same coaching principles I use with my athletes to build back up into decent shape and am back enjoying exercise again.
I have a USATF Level 1 Coaching certification, USATF Level 2 Coaching in Endurance, and am a trained USATF Cross Country Specialist. I coach USA-based and international athletes, from novice to elite levels, from the mile and 5 km through the Marathon. I am currently the running coach for a nationally ranked Junior Elite Triathlon team. I believe that to be truly successful you must coach the individual as a whole. Too many running programs approach training as though every person is the same. Each person has different goals, strengths, weaknesses, and ambitions - as well as different life stresses.
I strive to learn about each individual and write a program tailored to their unique physiology, mentality, and life. As a result, training is both more satisfying and successful. If you are looking for a more individualized program which accounts for your busy life, then I may be the coach for you!
1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Mental Skills, Run Analysis
Fort Worth, TX