I am an RRCA-certified Level II and USATF-certified Run Coach, and coach all levels and all ages of runners- from after-school programming for elementary students to marathon coaching for experienced adult athletes. I currently spend about 50% of my time coaching adults on-one-on; the other 50% I work as a Coach Mentor with the non-profit organization Run4Fun, coaching elementary and middle school students. I also previously volunteer coached with Girls on the Run; worked with Back on My Feet; and lead and pace group runs with RunStreet.
Primarily, I coach adult athletes looking to improve either a goal race time, or their overall fitness levels. I have coached individuals for the past three years to run in races such as the New York City, Boston, and Chicago marathons. I create a training plan based on the individual's needs and then analyze the results throughout the process and make changes accordingly. Running should be a healthy part of an individual's life and I always account for other life accomplishments along the way as well. I have even paced my athletes for parts or entire marathons, running side-by-side with them to help their achieve their goals. Along with marathon and half-marathon specific training, I also coach "new" runners or individuals just starting out, whether they just want to get into shape, or race their first 5km, 10km, and more!
With RunStreet, I help pace RunStreet's incredible street art run tours, designed by Marnie Kunz. For these events, I follow a pre-designed route and keep the group together, often sweeping the back of the pack with the 10-12 minute mile attendees. For more information about me and Runstreet, check out the link here: http://www.runstreet.com/meet-the-team/. I previously co-led our seasonal track workouts (typically "Track Tuesdays), leading workouts for all levels of runners on the track. I help lead a warm-up, lead the group in dynamic stretches, and split the group up into pace groups, depending on the workout for the day. The workouts themselves are designed by myself in collaboration with RunStreet RRCA Coach, Marnie Kunz. From repeat 200s, to 800s, I typically pace one group for the workout, sometimes pacing the fastest lead pack group, but often pacing the runners training for the first or best mile or 5K race.
With Back on My Feet, I coached over 20 members and 75+ fundraisers to the New York City Marathon finish line for the past three years (2016, 2017, 2018). I created an 18-week training plan that includes three weekly runs and one weekend long run, and some races throughout the weeks as well. We also incorporated yoga, nutrition planning, and check-in meetings to ensure our runners make it to the start (and finish) line happy, and healthy. Some of the individuals I coached were experienced marathoners, but the majority were first-time marathon runners.