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
This past weekend was full of many end of the season A races, and some “carry that race fitness a little longer to do some fun stuff” events. Lake Stevens was the final A race for 3 Advantage Multisport athletes. Leighton Overson placed third overall and won his division of the PNW Regional Sprint Distance Champs. He had the best bike split of the day which has been the focus the past month. Kevin Williamson was 5th in his division, concluding a…Read More
Three racers at the Bonney Lake Triathlon today, 3 age group titles. Awesome work crew! Ché Acord, Leighton Overson, and Jessica Rogers all had fantastic performances and dominating age group wins. So exciting to see the end of the tri season peaking coming to fruition!Read More
The summer has been full of amazing performances by Advantage Multisport athletes around the northwest. Unfortunately I have been too busy coaching to keep up with my website, but hope to post a summary of the awesome results in the next week or two. That said, I wanted to post this standout video of Chris Lease, an example of the amazing people, I have the honor and pleasure of working with. https://vimeo.com/281996683Read More