Over the past few years, I have been privileged to help my athletes achieve and exceed their goals, which have ranged from developing a basic comfort level in the water to finishing races on the podium!
Setting and meeting competitive goals
Anne is a great coach because she is easy to talk to – no awkward silences or rigid interactions. She is knowledgeable about triathlon and the surrounding prep. She is flexible about how to communicate and exchange information. I thought our initial discussion of what I wanted out of coaching was really constructive – it helped me to frame my thoughts/goals. She asked the right questions to figure out what kind of coaching style I wanted, and followed through on it. She also had the foresight to ask and be flexible about how we communicated workouts – the understanding that each client will have different preferences is proactive. A laid back attitude that made the training fun and not stressful. She was able to suss out and match my desired level of commitment – no pressure to do more or suggest I couldn’t achieve certain things. She makes the sport approachable and fun, which is what it should be. –Adam
Starting off with the right plan to achieve my goals
In my search for a running coach, my daughter recommended Anne.
Anne began by inquiring about my goals, running history and training program. The following week we met in a Strategy Session.
The greatest gift of all was being a part of Anne’s winning, positive attitude. It was a given, with Anne, that I could and would achieve my goals. I have incorporated her game plan in all of my running adventures. Anne’s can-do philosophy and obvious enthusiasm for running are contagious. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced runner, Anne will meet your needs in an encouraging and friendly manner. - Marcia
Achieving things I didn’t think I could
One of the things that worked well for me is that Anne always maintained her encouragement. I have a tendency to start to get down on myself and then lose momentum and enthusiasm. I would email Anne…and admit that I hadn’t been that great about keeping up my activity level, and she’d look at my activities and give me simple encouraging statements about how I had actually been more active than I gave myself credit for. This made all the difference for me to stay consistent. It is the simple things for me, such as holding me accountable, checking in, and asking me about my preferences.
I had never really thought about what my “fitness goals” were, other than the generic “lose weight to fit into my pants”. When she asked me what a goal/objective could be, I picked a 1/2 marathon. Given that it had been 13 years since I had run more than 3 consecutive miles – that was a lofty goal. It’s been 10 months now, and I’ve run 3 1/2 marathons, all in my 42nd year of life! Thank you Anne, I never would have assumed I could do such a thing! – Kara