Coaching Specialties: Training athletes who are overcoming traumas and athletes who struggle with mood disorders, certified USAT coach, certified Pn1 nutrition coach
I began writing this blog when I started bike racing in the winter of 2014. In February 2014 I promoted the Gebhardt Automotive Cycling Classic, a successful one-day bike race in Colorado. My production company was called Be the Beast Racing. On October 18, 2014 I crashed with a car that stopped in the middle of my lane. My fiance wrote a heart-wrenching blog post that reached people worldwide. All of a sudden people knew my story and wanted to hear updates of my progress. So in my blog you’ll find the story of my recovery. However, now I’m healthy again. My return to the sport has brought me back to being one of the top age-group athletes in Colorado and I’ve got even bigger personal aspirations.
Be the Beast Racing is returning in a slightly different form. Now the business will be called Be the Beast Coaching. I’m available to be your coach, to offer you advice through consulting, or speak for a group you have.
I’ve been a swimmer since elementary school with a strength in long-distance freestyle events. I always say I began running before I was born because my mom ran a 10k when she was seven months pregnant with me. At the United States Coast Guard Academy I ran on the cross-country team, became president of the running club, and completed my first marathon. While biking is my most recent sport, I quickly became successful in the sport. I won my second bike race along with every stage of Tucson Bicycle Classic before becoming a top category three racer in Colorado. Not only do I know what it takes to put in the training hours but I understand what it takes to push through on the last thirty seconds of an interval.
In my coaching I rely on my teaching background and my passion for psychology. I want each athlete I work with to learn how to use their strengths to their advantage. Mental strength plays a huge role in athletics, especially endurance events, and I have the tools to develop an athlete’s mental stamina.
-9th pro @ Ironman 70.3 Coeur d’Alene 2017
– 1st overall age-group female @ Ironman 70.3 Raleigh 2017, Qualified to race professionally
– 5th female age-grouper @ Ironman 70.3 St. George National Championship 2017
– 4th female age-grouper @ Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos 2016
– 3rd female overall @ The Human Race Half Marathon 2016
– 2nd female overall @ Colorado Sprint Triathlon 2016
– 27th female overall @ Colfax Half Marathon 2016
– 6th female overall @ Vineman full 2015
– 5th female overall @ Harvest Moon 2015
– 3rd female overall @ Harvest Moon 2014
– 1st GC and three stage wins (category 4) Tucson Bicycle Classic
– 1st (category 4) Hillside Road Race
– 1st (category 4) Oracle Road Road
– 2 marathons, a few 50k’s, and a 50-miler ultra-run