Every Athlete is an Individual
- Competitive endurance athlete since 1995 as a runner, duathlete and triathlete.
- Physical Therapist, trained in orthopedic sports injury rehabilitation and bike fitting.
- Fifteen years coaching experience, cross country, track, road racing, duathlon and triathlon, youth to adult.
- I have extensive coaching experience, enjoy working with athletes of all abilities, and I know that the path to your athletic success will lie in keeping you healthy.
Core Coaching Values
Every athlete is an individual. While basic principles of physiology can be applied to all athletes, how we implement and adapt those principles to fit each athlete must be individualized.
Never sacrifice health for performance. As a Physical Therapist I believe that nurturing and maintaining health through training, nutrition, injury prevention and recovery will produce long-term consistency and better athletic performance.
Life and training must be balanced to maintain health and harmony. During times of high stress, training will have to be adjusted to maintain this balance. Choose athletic goals based on life situation.
Be as efficient and effective as possible with training prescription. Be present in the session, have a purpose, and maintain the goal of that session.
A training schedule must be adapted frequently to how the athlete is feeling and recovering. This requires good communication from the coach on how a session or block of sessions should be performed, and effective feedback from the athletes as well.
Training and racing must be fun. Maintaining a great attitude and smile throughout training and racing should be emphasized.
PROFESSIONAL BIKE FITTING
ADVANTAGE MULTISPORT ATHLETES
Time has flown by since the last post, as it has been a very busy month and a half of coaching. Amazing performances continue with the Advantage Multisport crew. With an improved emphasis on pacing and nutrition, Kevin Carter had a great race at the North Olympic Discovery Marathon, setting a PR in his build towards the Bigfoot 45mi trail race in July. Chris Chesson raced his first 70.3 in Victoria, pacing to finish strong and happy. Bellingham ultra superstar Gina Crosswhite…Read More
Lots of challenging racing and great results happened this past month. Ali Riecke and Andrew Bybee raced in the Deception Pass Trail Marathon and Half Marathon. Ali set a huge PR going sub-5h for 7th overall in the marathon. Andrew paced like a pro to finish his first trail half very strong in preparation for a trail marathon in May. Both have been training very well and will be rocking the summer trail races this year. Patricia Oliveros placed top 10 in…Read More
Advantage Multisport athletes are showing great form in their buildups to spring and summer races. We are seeing some fantastic performances indicating breakthrough fitness for the coming season. A few other great performances that must be mentioned that I unfortunately don’t have pictures for: Travis Millhollin placed 2nd age group in the Running O the Green 8k despite being in heavy Ironman training. Kaitlin Sellereit ran a fantastic half marathon at the Birch Bay race in January, taking third in her…Read More