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Joy Braun

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Coach Profile

  • Certified UESCA Running Coach
  • Certified USA Triathlon Coach
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • TRX Certificate
  • 13 x Ironman Finisher
Sport(s) Coached
  • Cycling
  • Running (marathon or shorter)
  • Swimming
  • Triathlon
Level of Specialization
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
Other Areas of Specialization
  • Strength and Conditioning
Coaching Experience

5-10 years

About Joy

-13x Ironman finisher throughout the USA, New Zealand, and Mexico
-Many podium finishes in all distances, from sprint to Ironman (yes, 140.6 miles!) triathlon, in addition to run races, 5Ks to half marathons
-In 2011, I qualified for the Boston marathon for the first time and in 2019 qualified for Kona. My personal record for an Ironman finish time is 11:19. Prior to that, it was 11:28, achieved while recovering from a broken pelvic bone. I was a ballerina growing up – no swimming, biking, or running. Triathlon became my passion, and I set my focus. I dreamt it, so I did it, and you can too!

Coaching Philosophy

My approach to training and coaching is to first and foremost have fun! I create an individualized training plan around you, your needs, and your schedule based off of sound and proven practices. Everything is developed and tailored to your life, your training, your race(s), and your goals.