I am a USATF Level One certified coach, and have been coaching myself and others for the majority of the past ten years. My personal coaching philosophy is that a conservative, consistent approach that is tailored to each athlete’s strengths and weaknesses is the best method for achieving personal bests. I am not a fan of overly taxing workouts, preferring that your fitness should sneak up on you. There are no magic workouts or secrets to success; hard work and avoiding injury are the key ingredients.
Since graduating college, I have dropped my 5000m time from 17:24 to 16:00, and went from a 3:18 debut marathon to a 2:39:08. Athletes under my advice have successfully run their debut marathons, qualified for the Boston marathon, and run their fastest 5K times in years. I am always learning more about the science and philosophy of coaching, and tweaking my plans based on the latest research and results.
My wife Ashlie and I have two daughters and a son and live in the country outside of Rochester, NY.