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The Keys For Courtney Barnes: Balance And Community

By | August 7th, 2019|Athlete Profiles|

Courtney Barnes moved to Flagstaff, AZ last year and shortly afterwards began working with private coach James McKirdy of McKirdy Trained. In just 8 months she's already accomplished one of her goals of representing Team USA. After her 8th place finish in the 3,000m Steeplechase at U.S. Champs she'll be wearing the USA singlet in [...]

Three In Top 10 At NYC Half

By | March 26th, 2019|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

Daniel leads charge through Times Sq. Photo cred: Richard BrounsteinJohn second from right, Tim far right, Photo cred: Richard Brounstein VDOT athletes and coaches represented three of the top 10 spots at the NYC Half. Daniel Mesfun, fresh off his his record-breaking win at Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Half in 1:01:12 (over 2-min PR), led [...]

Athlete Spotlight: Hannah Coffin

By | March 5th, 2019|Athlete Profiles|

Hannah Coffin (@han.on.the.run) is a aspiring elite runner and certified personal trainer in Flagstaff, AZ. She's currently training on the app under the tutelage of James McKirdy, head coach of McKirdy Trained. Favorite Workout “One of my favorite workouts is 10 x 800m with a 2.5min walk rest, then 2-miles at Threshold pace. The catch [...]

A Collaborative Effort

By | December 7th, 2018|Athlete Profiles|

It's no surprise Karen Dunn has set three PRs all within the past few months. The masters runner from Collegeville, PA is "extremely dedicated in her training and always brings it 100% on race day," says her coach Tim Jones. Karen and Tim are actually both VDOT Certified so Tim says "working with her is [...]

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 [...]

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