“One run can change your day…Many runs can change your life”
Your desire to reach your running goals is an investment. You are committing your time, energy and finances in pursuit of these goals and I will partner with you to make your running dreams a reality despite your busy work and family schedules. As a Cadence coach, I pride myself on a philosophy of 3 key ingredients to reach success. (1) Attainable goals (2) An individualized path and calendar to reach those goals (3) Accountability. Progress is an everyday process and together we will complete smaller goals that will lead to the target goals down the road.
MY COACHING PHILOSOPHY
Attainable Goals – Once you complete your running questionnaire, we will have a meeting /discussion regarding your run goals, and I will give you a detailed overview of the Cadence training philosophy and how we could partner together to reach your goals. This is a free consultation with no commitment required.
Individualized Path/Calendar – Once we agree on the goals, I will begin building the early weeks of your plan that will include the necessary run, cross / strength training, and rest days. At Cadence, we use a very detailed training app called VDOT02 that is free to you to download to view your daily plans. You can program the run plan for that day into your watch if you prefer that as well.
Your plan will never be written for more than two weeks at a time. This enables me to make changes based on training achievements, unexpected life occurrences, etc.
Accountability – I pride myself in consistent communication with every athlete, not only education concerning the plan, but also assess your workouts to motivate, make suggestions, ask questions, etc. to keep the focus on the strategy and running healthy. All workouts and pace goal changes will be discussed thoroughly.
MY COACHING HISTORY AND SUCCESS
In 2020, I will begin my 6th year of run coaching. In 2013, I hired a run coach who helped me reach my short-term goals. As I learned more about the importance of a plan structure that included long runs, tempo runs, and speedwork, I decided to gain more education through the RRCA run coaching certification. Initially this was to improve my own running, but I quickly discovered my passion to help others. As I trained myself, I also wrote run plans for a few friends I trained with and we enjoyed race success. However, I realized I was missing something very important in my own running life… accountability.
In late spring of 2016, I sat down with Cary Morgan (Founder of Cadence Run Coaching) who gave me a detailed overview of the Cadence philosophy. His mindset and training methods lined up exactly to what I was looking for in my own personal run training. I knew how to write my own plans, but Cary became my mentor by making suggestions and encouraged me to reach for higher goals based on his belief in me. For 18 months I achieved personal bests at every distance and set my sights on a goal that I didn’t think possible a year earlier – to qualify for the Boston Marathon. In two short marathon cycles, I ran under the Boston Marathon qualifying standard at the 2017 Rocket City Marathon in 3:28:09.
In December of 2017, I followed my passion for helping others by agreeing to become a Cadence Run Coaching run coach.
2018 – 2019 Cadence Run Coaching Highlights
I have partnered with 38 athletes 10 Boston Marathon qualifying results for the 2019, 2020, and 2021 races 53 race results at all distances resulted in personal PR’s First time 100 Mile racer First time 50K racer First time marathoners First time half marathoners First time 10K racers First time 5K racers
MY PERSONAL BESTS 50 Mile Race 12:32:00 Marathon 3:25:38 Half Marathon 1:38:20 10K 45:32 5K 20:12