If you’re here you’re obviously curious about coaching, who I am and what I can bring to the table.
I’m a competitive age group triathlete and runner with more that 15 years of running experience and more than 10 years of triathlon experience under my belt. I'm also an NAASFP certified run coach and an NCCP trained triathlon coach.
I came to coaching completely by accident. I was an average athlete, always a little afraid of pushing myself. It wasn’t until I turned 40 that I started challenging my physical and mental limits. It was with this renewed drive that I started seeing results. Eventually I found I was actually faster as a 40-year-old than I was as a 30-year-old.
I was surprised (and honoured) when people started asking if I would coach them. It wasn't something I'd considered before, but when I coached my first client something clicked. Nothing makes me happier than seeing one of my athletes do something they previously thought was impossible, be it finishing their first half-ironman or setting a two-minute half-marathon PR at the age of 50.
I spent years juggling a busy career with my athletic pursuits so I completely understand the need for a realistic, balanced training plan. As I like to tell my athletes, I know life happens. Most of us aren't getting paid to train—we do it because we love it. And because I've been there, fitting training in between other commitments, I know how important it is to make things work for your schedule. I also believe that education empowers confidence, so I will always explain the why behind the workout.
Getting to the finish line of a major athletic event isn't always a solo mission; sometimes you need a seasoned expert to show you the way. So if you’re looking for someone to help, give me a call.
Mutlisport Canada Age Group Champion (Sprint Distance) – 2013, 2014, 2015
Half-Ironman PB: 5:09:57 – Luxembourg 70.3, 2014
Ironman PB: 12:40 – Ironman Zurich, 2008
Marathon PB: 3:16:02 – Boston, 2013
Half-Marathon PB: 1:27:11 – Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront, 2013
10KM PB: 39:39 Tannenbaum 10km, 2013