I have been running for about 25 years now (does that make me old?). I started running in middle school, and competed in middle school, high school, and college for both cross country running and cross country skiing. Post-collegiately, I did several years of marathons, then did several years of triathlons (both road and off-road, up to the Half Ironman distance), then tried cyclocross racing for a few seasons. Ultimately, I found trail running and ultra running, and have stuck with this sport for over 10 years now. I have been fortunate to have made three USA teams (and competed in three World Championships), and finished on the podium in a few USA Championship races.
I am a USATF Level 1 Certified Running Coach. My coaching resume includes working with middle school cross country (2015, 2016), high school track (2001), high school xc skiing (2015), college cross country (2004 - 2012, 2017), college xc skiing (2002 - 2010), and post-collegiate runners. I have coached athletes for races as short as the 3k, as long as the 100 mile distance (and 24 hour races), and everything in between. I am a 2-time NECC Cross Country Coach of the Year (for my xc coaching at Elms College) and also the ECAC Ski Coach of the Year (for my xc ski coaching at WPI).
My coaching philosophy is to work with each runner individually to set goals and train towards them. I don't have a 'formula' that runners follow, but rather work with each athlete to figure out what training their body responds to so each training plan is different. I will also work with you on the non-running aspects of achieving your goals, such as strength training, nutrition, and mental preparation (although I don't claim to be an expert in any of these topics). I am excited to work with you and help you achieve your goals!
Coaching services can be tailored to your needs, but typically include an individualized training plan, regular email correspondence and occasional phone consultations.
For more information, email me at: amylane1_at_live.com.