GET TO KNOW ME
I joined my first track team in 2012 as a high school sophomore with the intent to gain fitness during the soccer off season. Little did I know that this offhand decision would change my life forever. After becoming a member I participated in the team's tradition of reading John L. Parker Jr.'s "Once a Runner." Reading this book inspired me to become the best runner I can be.
After finishing my high school athletic career, I walked onto the University of Iowa's Track and Field team in the fall of 2015. Inspired by a new coach, Layne Anderson, I improved all of my personal bests from 800m to 10 miles by the spring 2016 season. Unfortunately, Coach Anderson left the UIowa team after that season and I suffered through a year of injuries and was eventually cut from the team. The following summer in 2017 I took destiny into my own hands.
I've been self-coaching for about four years now and have learned a lot along the way. I began researching the training styles, habits, and techniques of the best runners and coaches in the world. By learning their methods, I was able to develop a plan that worked for me. My training strategy has taken me to places I never dreamed I would be. As a coach, I feel it is my duty to share these insights with my athletes to help them reach new heights.
2020 USA 50km Road Champion
2020 USA 50 Mile Trail 3rd Place
2019 Portland Marathon Champion
2019 Houston Marathon 28th Place
2018 Chicago Marathon 76th Place
Half Marathon: 1:07:12