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“This Race Was 25 Years In The Making!”

By | January 24th, 2020|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

Congratulations to VDOT Coach Malindi Elmore on setting a Canadian national record at the Houston Marathon. Version 3.0 (track, triathlon, marathon): So much for the 10,000 hour rule - this race was 25 years in the making! Millions of steps and thousands of races; from the highs of highs to lows of lows; from crushing [...]

Friends Stick Together

By | December 11th, 2019|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

The road to the Olympic Trials started with the trust of a friendship. Caleb Kerr will toe the line again with his former teammate and now coach in Atlanta. "My best friend and college teammate Caleb Kerr had surgery on BOTH his Achilles tendons for Haglund's syndrome in 2016. He spent almost a year without [...]

Top 15 In Boston And New York

By | December 3rd, 2019|Athlete Profiles|

Kate Landau seen in the NYC Marathon having way more fun than any other elite in the pack. Kate went on to place 15th female overall in 2:33:04. [Full Results] I been working with coach James McKirdy (@McKirdyTrained) for the past 8 months. During that time I have experienced some of the top life stresses [...]

OTQ In Chicago For Shari Eberhard

By | November 26th, 2019|Athlete Profiles|

A college teammate of mine at Purdue, Shari was one of the first athletes I started coaching. She had a goal of qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Trials, which she achieved by running 2:43:13 at the Chicago Marathon. Shari has a great ability to always stay positive. After the best and worst workouts she always [...]

7-Min PR For Kevin

By | November 21st, 2019|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

"I could not have done this without awesome coaching from Alana. The VDOT training plus her positive vibes had me primed for a great race." - Kevin Curley "Coaching Kevin has been an exciting journey. We started working together as he prepared for the Lake Placid 1/2 Ironman in September. Then using his base from [...]

Belief In Audacious Goals

By | November 19th, 2019|Athlete Profiles|

In the last 4 months Heather Pech has PR’d and won her division (F55) in every race she's entered. She's also PR’d at every distance from 400’s to 30k in workouts. Her performance at Indianapolis achieved Level 9 (Elite) on the VDOT scale. According to Dr. Daniels an age-graded equivalent performance of 2:21:13. July 2019 [...]

Jamie Gibson Wins Magnolia Marathon

By | November 18th, 2019|Athlete Profiles|

Jamie Gibson was first overall female at the Magnolia Marathon in Meridian, MS. Her overall time was 3:38:17. [Full results] Jamie is a fine athlete and has a remarkable ability to follow instructions perfectly! Her consistent schedule includes spin and yoga classes along with Quality Sessions on VDOT O2.  Communication is excellent with Jamie, which [...]

Community First

By | November 18th, 2019|Athlete Profiles|

“Matt makes me excited to coach. His unbridled enthusiasm for this sport is one-of-a-kind and it touches everyone he comes in contact with. He ran New York City with a ton of love for the city and his community, and he was rewarded with a new personal best.” - @stephenkersh

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