Posted 22 days ago
Have you signed up for a Fall Marathon already? It may seem early since it's only February, but if you look at any standard marathon training plan, it's typically 18 weeks long, and that begins after you build a running solid base of many weeks or months. It's crucial to begin early and train correctly to avoid feeling terrible or getting hurt because, let's face it, running well feels incredible!
If you're experienced and have a time goal of sub-4 or sub-3 hours, I'm here to assist you in achieving it.
I am a certified running and strength coach with a Master's in Exercise Physiology. I am also an artist with an MFA and a former tenured full Printmaking Professor.
I create dedicated, personalized monthly running and strength training plans unique to each client's goals and fitness level. I combine teaching experience and empathy with science-backed training methods to help you become the strongest and healthiest person you desire. I work with adult runners, from beginners to high-level ultrarunners. Current clients have goals ranging from finishing their first 5k, running a sub 3:00 marathon, and completing their first 100-mile trail race to the extreme of racing three 100 milers in a season. Where do your running goals fit in?
Are you plagued with injury? Do you need help figuring out how to start? Did you think that downloading a prewritten program would get you to the starting line- but it didn't? Each schedule I write is flexible and specific to each client's needs, and it is adaptable; you can select your level of interaction from daily to weekly.
I take a steady approach to long-term development and believe everyone can improve, regardless of age. I help runners achieve their goals by mixing hard work with recovery, building ongoing fitness and strength while avoiding overtraining or injury.
Let me help you get to the starting line and finish strong, fast, and smiling!
I first tasted competition when I ran the mile in 6:04 at age 12. I went on to run cross-country and play softball and basketball in high school. I continued running in college, earning my MA and MFA degrees in print media, after which I settled in New York City.
As an educator and working artist, I ran mostly for fitness. When I turned 40, I got fired up to run the New York City Marathon. After training for seven months, I finished the marathon with the first of many Boston Marathon qualifying times. While working as a tenured professor in visual arts, I earned my MS in Exercise Science, Physiology, and Nutrition. I completed several nationally accredited coaching and sports certifications and have been coaching since 2016.
In 2021, I quit my teaching job and moved to New Mexico to focus on my art practice, running coaching, and racing through the high-elevation mountains.
After splitting my time between teaching in NYC and working in my studio in New Mexico, I left my position as a tenured professor. I moved to New Mexico in late 2021 to coach and make art full-time.
I enjoy running everything from cross-country to 24-hour races. My favorite events are 5K and 50K mountain trail races.
I have a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from Long Island University (Brooklyn, NY).
My research topics include:
Exercise prescription for postmenopausal women
Nutrition optimization and metabolic efficiency for endurance athletes
Plyometric training for masters female 5k runners
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialization
USA Track & Field (USATF) Coaching Certification
Original Strength (OS) Certified Professional
Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC) Instructor.
Nationally Certified Emergency First Responder
Volunteer Fire Fighter and EMR
I have over 45 years of competitive running experience at both sea level and high altitude including first places finished and numbers top 10.
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