Winning the coveted Eagle Award for completing the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning at Wasatch in Utah
Coaching and the Mind/Body Link
The combination of structured training from triathlon, the mind/body connection from ultrarunning, together in a unique form of training that transcends both sports.
This is not your typical triathlon training regimen developed by other triathlon coaches. Training here transcends the machinery of heart rate monitors and GPS watches, and takes it one level beyond that, actually listening to you body.
Heart rate monitors work, up to a certain point. They are great for beginners who are just starting out and need to feel what the different "target rate zones" feel like.
But after several years, one should be experienced enough to know, just by feel, what "target zone" they are in. This is the higher level of fitness ultrarunners achieve when training and racing vast distances.
But triathlon has superior structured training that a lot of ultrarunners lack. Structured training is the difference between "just finishing" a race and finishing at the top of your age group.
The combination of the two forms of training has proven itself again and again to be superior than its parts. The athletes I coach can back that up.
This combination of triathlon and ultratraining also helps economize your mechanics so that you can go farther or faster than ever with the minimal of energy!
Born: Brooklyn, NY
Msgr. Farrell High School Swim Team, 1983-1987, most improved swimmer for both 1986 and 1987, invited and participated in the High School Nationals at Villanova
First Triathlon, 1990 New York City Triathlon at Coney Island
First Half Ironman, 1992 Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon. Time: 4:30
First Triathlon Win, 1995 NY Triathlon Series, Harriman State Park, NY. Time: 1:16:22, 1st Overall
First Marathon, 1995 NYC Marathon. Time: 3:19:11
Half Marathon PR, 1997 Red Dog Half Marathon at Seaside Heights. Time: 1:23:25
Half Ironman PR, 1998 Gulf Coast Triathlon, Panama City, FL. Time: 4:20:12
Marathon PR, 2001 Philadelphia Marathon. Time: 3:16:48
First Ultramarathon, 2002 Mountain Masochist 50 Miler. Time 10:07:30
First 100 Mile Run, 2010 Vermont 100. Time: 28:09:15
100 Mile Ultra PR, 2012 Vermont 100. Time 21:24:21
Grand Slam of Ultrarunning, 2013. Total Time = 113:37:14 (4 days, 17 hours, 37 minutes, 14 seconds)
Western States 100, Time: 28:51:35
Vermont 100, Time: 23:00:49
Leadville 100, Time: 28:57:07
Wasatch 100, Time: 32:47:43
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