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Natalie Daniel

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Coach Profile

  • certified UESCA Ultra Running Coach
  • certified RRCA Level One Coach
Sport(s) Coached
  • Running (marathon or shorter)
  • Ultrarunning
Level of Specialization
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert/Advanced
Other Areas of Specialization
  • Form Analysis
Coaching Experience

3-5 years

About Natalie

I grew up in Charlotte, NC, where I still reside. I work at The Ultra Running Company. I have been running for over 30 years, beginning with Jr High Track as a distance runner. I had tried out for every team sport and found that I truly enjoyed running. I continued throughout adulthood and became more serious about 10 years ago. I started with the 5k and quickly discovered that my passion is trail and ultra running. I have completed all distances from 5k to 100 miles, but my favorite distance is probably the 50k. I have run all surfaces and terrain and enjoy it all.

Coaching Philosophy

I believe we are all capable of more than we know.I started coaching as a way to help athletes reach their maximum potential. The success of my athletes is just as if not more important to me than my own. Their success is a reflection of me, so I put everything I have into my coaching. With a mixture of workouts, fun running, and easy running, we can all enjoy running and racing. I also believe that success in training and racing is not just about the running. Strength, mobility, nutrition, and mental strength play an important role in training. We have to have a strong mind and body. We also have to fuel our bodies in a way that sets us up for success.