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
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
What an amazing experience Josh and I had working with world record holder and swim coach Karlyn Pipes today. My stroke was literally transformed in an hour with some “outside the box” approaches she uses to improve balance, power, ease. The difference after the lesson was dramatic, more ease with my breathing, better balance and stability, less stress on my shoulders and a significant improvement in my “catch” at the front of the stroke. The endless pool was such an amazing tool…Read More
Congratulations to Chris Lease and Joe Morelli for persevering through the rough swim and windy bike yesterday to both finish Ironman Arizona. They both executed great races in the tough conditions to finish strong with a smile. Doing a late season Ironman makes for a very long season, requiring a lot of discipline to press on when most athletes in the Northwest have long finished their seasons. Very proud of you guys!Read More