TRACK AND ROAD
During my junior year in college, I made the decision to switch majors to exercise science and physiology. It was a transformative moment for me as I discovered my passion for the scientific aspects of sports. I developed an appreciation for the knowledge and research surrounding running, and I immersed myself in the literature related to the sport. However, when it comes to implementing new training techniques for my athletes, I adopt a patient and thorough approach.
Motivation and the Mind
I have been fortunate to receive coaching from some of the finest coaches in the United States. What sets these exceptional coaches apart is their remarkable ability to inspire athletes to fully commit to their training and motivate them to become the best versions of themselves. This factor is the ultimate key to success and one of the most significant challenges that athletes face in today's competitive racing landscape. As a coach, I place tremendous emphasis on creating an environment of support, care, and motivation, as I firmly believe that these elements, combined with appropriate training, can move mountains.
Long Term Development
I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have experienced continuous personal growth throughout my years in the sport. However, I am acutely aware of the inherent challenges that our sport faces, namely the risks of injury and burnout. As a coach, I place great emphasis on the virtues of patience, establishing a solid foundation, and avoiding excessive ambition in racing and training.
After two decades in the sport, I have repeatedly witnessed the truth that what works for one athlete may not work for another. This understanding has become a cornerstone of my coaching philosophy, as I recognize the importance of individualized approaches to foster improvement and growth. Adaptability is key to unlocking the full potential of each athlete. Check out the video below for an example!