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“To do anything less than your best is to sacrifice the GIFT” -Steve Prefontaine

Coach Amy is a multiple Ironman, Half Ironman and marathon finisher. She brings years of training experience with runners of all skill levels.  As a triathlete, Coach Amy has placed in multiple events at the top of her age group and overall finishes. WIth a background in counseling, Coach Amy specializes in helping new triathletes learn the joys of the sport while also supporting seasons triathletes make the transition from shorter triathlons to Half Iron and Ironman distances.  A high priority is put on making sure athletes feel connected and supported as they seek to earn their finish titles.  Races are just as mental as they are physical….Coach Amy works hard to coach and support all sides of her athletes and help them cross the finish line with joy and gratitude for the gift of racing.

Coach Amy’s Monthly Coaching Program:

  • Fitness/athletic history discussion
  • Short/long term goal setting (physical AND mental)
  • Unlimited email communication
  • Personal TrainingPeaks online workout account
  • Taper plan/Race day plan
  • Race day nutrition plan
  • Feedback at least 1 time/week
  • Detailed description of each workout
  • Target heart rate/effort/zones
  • Off season fitness maintenance

Monthly Coaching Plan     $75/Month

 
 

About Coach Amy 

Athletic Accomplishments

-16 Full Marathons (Personal Best, 3:55:18)

-12 Half Marathons (Personal Best, 1:48:19)

-Ironman Muncie 70.3, July 2012 & 2013 (Placed 7th in Age Group in 2013)

-Ironman Louisville Finisher, Aug 2012

-Giant Eagle Olympic Duathlon, July 2013 (Placed 1st in Age Group)

-Rev 3 Cedar Point 70.3, Sept 2013

-Toughman Indiana 70.3, May 2014 (Placed 2nd in Age Group)

-Ross Heart Health Olympic Triathlon (Placed 2nd in Age Group)

-Columbus YMCA Olympic Triathlon (Placed 3rd Overall Female)

-Mingo Man Olympic Triathlon (Placed 2nd Overall Female)

-Rev 3 Cedar Point 70.3, Sept 2014

-Ross Heart Hospital “One Lucky Buckeye” 8 Miler (Placed 2nd Overall)

-Ironman Arizona, Nov 2014

Organizational Memberships

-USAT Full Member (anticipated Level 1 Coaching Certification in 2015)

-50 State Marathon Club Full Member

-Pace Coach, Marathon in Training Program (Columbus, OH)

-Race Pace Leader, Premier Sports (Columbus, OH)

Educational Background

-Bachelors Degree (BA) in Communications

-Masters Degree (MDiv) in Theology

-Masters Degree (MA) in Clinical Counseling