RRCA certified Running Coach

Friday, July 20, 2012 • Silver Spring, MD 20910-2707

It is official!

I am now a Road Runners of America (RRCA) certified running coach.

My journey began by running the Cherry Blossom 10 miler in 2007 – afterward I thought if I can run 10 miles, I can run 26.2, right?!!?

I joined in the Montgomery County Road Runners Club (MCRRC)  first time Marathon program. 6-month later I ran the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and qualified for Boston in my first marathon.

Encouraged by my success, I joined the Boston Bound group under Coach Mike's guidance.

During the almost 4 months it took to get ready for Boston, I learned so much from Coach Mike Broderick and was encouraged to also become a running coach.

I trained my son to run MCM with me in 2008 and prepared for my 2nd Boston in 2009. Things did not go according to plan – running too much and neglecting my cross training took a toll on my body. I took off from marathon running for a few years and stayed with shorter distances.

In the meantime, I coached my boyfriend (2010) and my daughter (2011) to run the Parks Half Marathon.

Parks 1/2 Marathon 09.11.2011

Seven years of running half and full marathons, with some 10 milers mixed in and so far this year a 50k to top it off. I have learned a lot along the way. It was now time to go and get my certification.

I successfully completed the RRCA training and certification this week.

 

If you are looking to ….

...start running – never done it before but want to try

...increase your distance from Couch to...5k, 10k, ½ marathon or marathon

...increase your running efficiency

...minimize injury

...maximize performance

 

I will provide you with sound training methods and plans that will be in line with your goals and your performance. I will encourage cross training along the way which may include Pilates for Runners and more.


Contact me today to find out more about the training I offer and what program is right for you.

www.heylifetraining.com