I came to running rather late in life with little to no athletic background. I wasn’t on the track or cross country team in high school or college. I learned to be a runner the same way many of you have, through trial and error, through squeezing in runs around a busy work/life schedule, and through passionate determination. I self coached myself for my first 2 marathons, starting at 4:10 in 2017 and then running a 3:33, one year later in 2018. My goal in that second marathon was to Boston Qualify and that’s what I did, I ran a BQ -7.
I’ve since gone on to best my marathon time again and then again, running a 3:05 (a BQ -30) in 2019 one year after my first qualifier and following that up another year later with my first sub 3 marathon (2:58) in 2020.
But this is not the story of some exceptional long time athlete. This is not the story of a born distance runner. This is the story of how hard work and a commitment to pursuing the big gains, while not overlooking the small, can transform an everyday recreational runner into the best version of themselves.
USATF Certified Official
Coach for The Dashing Whippets Run Club
Multi time Boston & NYC Marathon Qualifier
15 Marathons & 16 Half Marathons, plus races of shorter distances, everything from 1 mile up.
Overall Awards (by Distance/Year)
2nd Place OA F Revel Rockies Half – June 2022
1st Place OA F Revel Mt Charleston Half – April 2022
1st Place OA F Revel Sun Valley Half – June 2021
1st Place OA F Revel Kulia Half – Jan 2020
1st Place OA F Oyster Boogie 5k – Jan 2022
2nd Place OA F Run for Parkinson’s 5k – Jan 2021
1st Place OA F Revel Launch Team 10k – Aug 2019
3rd Place OA F Tuckahoe 1 Mile Race – Sept 2018
Age Group Awards (by Distance/Year)
1st AG Mt Charleston Limited Marathon – Nov 2020
1st AG Beaver Canyon Marathon – Oct 2020
2nd AG Big Cottonwood Marathon – Sept 2019
1st AG Big Cottonwood Half – Sept 2021
3rd AG Bryce Canyon Half – July 2020
1st AG Revel Chilliwack Half – Aug 2019
3rd AG New Paltz Challenge Half – June 2018
3rd AG Run to the Blue Pt Brewery 10 Miler – Jan 2019
3rd AG Philly 10k – August 2021
3rd AG NYRR Murphy Cross Country 5k – Oct 2016
2nd AG NYC Runs Scope It Out 5k – Oct 2016