Basalt, CO , United States
I am passionate about helping others achieve their endurance and race goals. I enjoy learning about the entire athlete. Their life, nutrition, family, other hobbies, and what makes them different. I have had the opportunity to enjoy many experiences and have educated myself in multiple aspects related to endurance sports including training, nutrition, and strength training.
Zachary "Zack" Russell is an ultraendurance athlete living in the high mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado. I began running while a freshman in college after a trail run with some friends over Spring break and could barely keep up. After that the rest is history, I went back to school and devoted myself to running. I began trail running in 2016 while in grad school in Colorado Springs with my first trail race being Pikes Peak ascent. I love competing in all types of endurance events including gravel/mountain bike races, ultrarunning, bikepacking, and cookies!!
I continue to enjoy long adventures in the high alpine of Colorado, summiting 14ers, chasing mountain goats, eating more than enough cookies, and competing in the occasional trail race.
Education and Certifications:
UESCA ultrarunning coach
Certified athletic trainer
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Orthopedic injury and evaluation
111 Ridge Road