- certified UESCA Running and Ultrarunning Coach
- Running (marathon or shorter)
Most of my running has been as an ultrarunner - I have 13 finishes at Western States 100, 10 of those as a top 10 female. Most recently I finished as the oldest female at age 61. I have also extensive marathon experience, with 4 Olympic Marathon Trials finishes. I live in Corvallis, Oregon, with 2 dogs (my running partners!), and 2 cats. I love volunteering at races as much as I love to compete. Besides running, I love to garden, and play flute and saxophone.
Successful coaching comes with good communication and building a relationship. My athletes need to believe in themselves, in me, and in the process. There is no "best way". I do not limit the number of emails, texts, or phone calls - needs vary from athlete to athlete, and change over the course of time. Also, as an aging and post menopausal athlete, I am keenly aware of the effects of aging on performance and well being. I am currently taking Stacy Sims course on menopause so that I can help my aging female athletes through this challenging time.