A life-long runner, I love sharing the sport with my athletes. As a running coach, I prepare people for wide-ranging running adventures with personalized monthly training plans and one-on-one consultations.
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ATHLETES AND EVENTS
I work with a variety of individuals, from middle schoolers to master’s athletes, who want to run and/or race on roads, trails, and track. I have experience coaching athletes in a wide range of long-distance events, including the mile, 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, 50k, 50 mile, 100k, cross country, and road/trail relays. I also specialize in post-injury comebacks, cross-training, and mental preparation. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced runner, we can work together to chase your goals.
I believe in an individualized, evidence-based approach that’s tailored to both your training experience and lifestyle. Proper application of purposeful work and well-timed recovery results in success—and, in my book, success hinges on happiness and health. I’ll help you build a solid foundation for your running adventures, with an emphasis on consistency and race- or goal-specific workouts.
Coaching is an art and a science. As a practitioner of this craft, I always seek additional education, including recent research and discussion of pertinent topics with peers and clients, while staying grounded in a tried-and-true approach. As a coaching mentor and local running club leader, I nurture deep roots in the running community—crucial for staying current on the sport, industry, and relevant issues.
Since I started coaching in 2003, I’ve worked with a wide range of athletes and abilities. I began coaching high school cross country and track and field teams in and around Portland, Oregon, including Franklin High School.
I then dedicated more than two years in various capacities to coaching at the Division I collegiate level, working with Oregon State University and Syracuse University cross country and track teams. At Oregon State, I was an assistant coach for the women’s roster in one of the country’s most competitive conferences. At Syracuse, I assisted the women’s team and was the cross country meet director, planning the Big East Conference Cross Country Championships, among other meets.
I have extensive experience directing and coaching at running camps, including Melody Fairchild Running Camp and Steens Mountain High Altitude Running Camp, which offer in-depth youth and high school coaching as well as unique learning opportunities for coaches.
All along the way, I’ve coached and mentored adults for their running endeavors.
High school – Multiple city championship titles, state podiums, and school records in cross country and track (1500m-3000m) at Cleveland High School in Portland, Oregon
College – Division I cross country and indoor/outdoor track for Columbia University (1500m-5k), member of 4x Ivy League Cross Country Championship team
Post-collegiate – Track, cross country, road, trail and ultra running with various clubs including Team XO and Runners Roost
5k track – 17:14 (Oregon Twilight, Oregon, 2007)
5k road – 17:32 (Syracuse Festival of Races, New York, 2009)
10 mile – 59:14 (Cherry Blossom, Washington, D.C., 2010)
Half marathon – 1:20 (Sauvie’s Island Foot Traffic Flat Half, Oregon, 2009)
Marathon – 2:53 (Eugene Marathon, Oregon, 2010)
50k – 4:39 (Bear Chase Trail Race, Colorado, 2015)