//Coach Profiles

Coaches Need Coaches Too

By | November 28th, 2018|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

John Raneri, athlete and coach for McKirdy Trained, qualified for his second Olympic Trials at the Columbus Half Marathon. The 26-year-old from New Fairfield, CT finished 2nd overall in a new PR of 1:03:49. [Full Results] Afterwards, John reflected on his race and gave thanks to his coach: As James and I discussed, we decided [...]

An Interview With Matt McClintock

By | October 30th, 2018|Coach Profiles, VDOT Marketplace|

Matt McClintock is one of the latest coaches to become VDOT Certified by Dr. Jack Daniels. He recently published his coaching profile and training products on the VDOT Marketplace. Matt was an All-American at Purdue University, where he earned a B.S. in Movement and Sport Science. He now runs professionally for Reebok ZAP Fitness, a non-profit training [...]

Jeanne Mack’s Journey To The Olympic Trials

By | October 25th, 2018|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

By Stephen Kersh Jeanne Mack’s journey to a 2:39 Olympic-Trials-qualifying marathon was anything but smooth. What culminated in a superb day of racing and execution for Jeanne, was preceded by injury flare-ups, a summer (read: hot and dreadfully humid) move to New York City, and a struggle to slip into that beautiful, smooth marathon training [...]

Meet VDOT Coach Paige Gilchrist

By | October 7th, 2018|Coach Profiles, VDOT Marketplace|

Paige Gilchrist is the latest coach to join the VDOT Marketplace. Paige recently graduated from NAU with a Health Science degree. After wrapping up her collegiate career earning second team All American status in the 5k, Paige got her VDOT Coaching Certification and launched her online business.   VDOT O2: When and how did you become [...]

TeamWRK Makes The DreamWRK

By | September 18th, 2018|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles, Testimonials|

Jennifer Blalock improved her PR by 32-minutes and BQ'd at the Sri Chinmoy Marathon. Her official time was 3:26:02. [Full Results] Jenn trains with Coach Shayne of TeamWRK on the VDOT O2 app. All her hard work this past year paid off: "I hated every minute of training, but I said don't quit, suffer now and [...]

“I Felt Strong And Ran With Confidence”

By | August 7th, 2018|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

We love featuring great teamwork on the blog. Lillian Park and VDOT Coach Leah Rosenfeld have developed a great coach-athlete relationship over the past year and a half. This weekend Lillian's PR streak continued with a new personal best at the Juneau Half Marathon. It's clear the trust and respect they have for each other [...]

The Coach-Athlete Relationship Is Key

By | August 2nd, 2018|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles, Testimonials|

The coach-athlete relationship is key when training for optimal performance. It takes more than just good workouts and advice. Here's a great outcome as a result of understanding and appreciation from both sides of the relationship. VDOT athlete Bradley Geilfuss set a new PR by almost 6-minutes (1.6 VDOT points) at the Mountains 2 Beach [...]

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