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.
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
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.