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Ricky Southard

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  • UESCA Ultrarunning coach
  • McMillian running coach
  • PN1 level 1 nutrition
Sport(s) Coached
  • Running (marathon or shorter)
  • Ultrarunning
Level of Specialization
  • Beginner
Other Areas of Specialization
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports Nutrition
Coaching Experience

0-1 year

About Ricky

Running is more than just a physical pursuit for me - it's integrated into my very identity. I am a first responder and military veteran who understands the discipline and mental toughness required to push through challenges. As a husband and father working full-time, I know what it's like to have many competing responsibilities vying for your time and energy. Yet running remains a core priority that helps me maintain balance, focus, and well-being. My background and experience have given me a unique perspective to share with aspiring runners of all ages and abilities.

Coaching Philosophy

My coaching philosophy is built on the foundation of my multifaceted experience as an athlete, military veteran, first responder, and family man. I believe that running is as much a mental pursuit as it is physical. My approach focuses on developing a mindset of consistency, self-discipline, and embracing challenges as opportunities for growth. I don't adhere to a one-size-fits-all training methodology. Instead, I take a personalized approach that accounts for each individual's unique goals, background, strengths, and limitations. Whether you're a busy professional juggling career and family obligations or a seasoned athlete seeking to reach new heights, I will work closely with you to craft a sustainable training regimen that fits your lifestyle.