I was 6 years old when I ran the Mile during Track and Field Day at Webster Magnet Elementary School in St. Paul, Minnesota. I agreed to go for it because, “Nobody else wanted to run it.” I was scared at first, but with each lap that I soared around that Midwestern block I gained more confidence and courage than I had ever felt before. Better than the blue ribbon that I took home that day, was the belief that I took with me for life: I could achieve anything I put my mind too. I could set goals in all areas of life and achieve them through commitment, dedication and a lot of hard work!
Running for Santa Rosa High School's Cross Country Team in 1996
Running is a process, a journey that first requires understanding where your starting point is.
However, the personal accomplishments that I have had as athlete and a runner throughout my childhood, high school, college, and beyond would not have been possible without the many coaches and mentors who have encouraged and supported me throughout my journey. Their confidence in me and unwavering vision for the athlete and person that I could become has instilled in me a passion to give back and support runners of all ages and ability levels as they work to achieve their own goals in athletics and in life. Whether your goal is train to run your first 5K or your first marathon, or just to improve your overall fitness level - I promise to develop a personalized training program that will help you to reach your goals.
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Running is a process, a journey that first requires understanding where your starting point is. My first step will be to assess your starting fitness level in regards to your cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, neuromuscular control, technique, form, speed, mental fitness, training history, personal goals and overall health.
I will then help you set your individual training and racing goals based on the Principals of FITTE (Frequency, Intensity, Time/Volume, Type/Recovery, and Enjoyment) & provide you with a strong foundation of training in running skills, form & technique.
Are you interested in training for an upcoming race? Whether it's a 5K, 10K, Marathon or any distance in between...I can create a 6-20 Week Customized Training Schedule that will help you reach your goal! To find out more, please email Coach Carol Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."