The last person anyone would have ever thought to become a running coach was me. I wasn't born a runner but I remember that great feeling I had running as a child and wanted to recapture it. Striving for that feeling that I could just run forever led me to run many miles and races which include half-marathons, marathons and relays. All of which eventually led me to coaching and becoming Certified. I am not an Elite runner but I am an experienced runner who can help you find your love of running too.
I am certified by Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), Running Evolution, RockTape FMT, CPR/First Aid and I have gone through training and/or attended workshops on Chi Running with Danny Dreyer, Lydiard Coaching Level I-II with Nobby Hashizume and Lorraine Moeller, Healthy Running with Dr. Mark Cuccazella and Jay DiCharry, PT and Sports Nutrition with Nancy Clark, RD and John Ivey, MD and a Certificate of Attendance with Crossfit Endurance.
I have successfully coached dozens of people to complete their first 5k through marathon over the last 5 years and have personally run over 10+ Half Marathons, 3 marathons, 3 long distance relays and dozens of 5k-15k’s.
(Owner of Sound Running and guest coach for Half/Full Marathon Training Group)
I have been running for over 35 years logging well over 100,000 miles while remaining relatively injury free. I have coached over 1000 runners and walkers over the past 15 years. I have worked with hundreds of "1st-Timers" who successfully completed their 1st Marathon. I have also coached many people battling diseases such as Cancer, Arthritis, Leukemia, and MS. In addition, I have coached many Boston Marathon Qualifiers and Elite Runners including the National Masters Champion at 5000 Meters.
*Coached over 1000 Runners and Walkers.
*Coached the National Masters Champion at 5000 Meters.
*Head Coach for the Arthritis Foundation's Joints-in-Motion Training Program 1999-2004.
*Head Coach for the Seattle Marathon Training Program 2003-2004.
*Coach for Leukemia's Team-in-Training Program 1997-1999.
*Have taken Marathon Teams - Runners and Walkers - to Dublin, Amsterdam, Honolulu, Kona, Vancouver, B.C., and San Diego.
*Studied directly under Arthur Lydiard, one of the greatest distance coaches of all time. Arthur coached several World Record Holders and Olympic Gold Medalists. Arthur stayed with me for 4 days in 1999 while on a speaking tour in the US.