Name: Ryan Krol
Background: Ultra Distance – anything
Years coaching: 8 years
Philosophy: Get to the start line healthy and injury free, line up with confidence.
Race resume (or top 3 race memories): 4x Leadville 100 finisher, 2x Leadman competitor, 3rd OA Silver King
Ryan’s passion for ultra distance races and mountains have led him to specialize in the Leadville Race Series. There are few athletes that know the series as well as Ryan. His personal accomplishments in the series have given him an arsenal of knowledge that will fuel you and help guide you to the finish line successfully.
Name: Kim Springborn
Background: RRCA Certified Coach, Life Time Certified Run Coach – Ultra Distance athlete
Philosophy: It’s also about the journey, not just the destination.
Race resume (or top 3 race memories): Ironman AZ, Leadville Silver Rush 50 Run,
As a busy mother of two young children, wife, coach and athlete, Kim understands the need for flexibility and balance. She believes that setting goals, preventing injury, applying science of training to maximize results, while motivating and holding her athletes accountable gives them the ability to accomplish and exceed their goals!
Name: Kathy Pidcock
Background: Ultra Runner, Elite Road Runner, Elite Master Ultra Runner
Years Coaching: 15 years
Philosophy: Create plans that keep runners healthy so they can have fun competing and accomplishing their running goals well into their Master Years.
Race Resume (or top 3 race memories): 2x Leadville100 finisher, Western States 100 finisher 3rd place AG, 2x Rocky Raccoon 100 finisher 2 AG records + 3rd place OA finish
Kathy ran competitively for over 36 yrs and has moved on to solo expeditions continuing her passion for being on the trails. Coaching with empathy & experience, she has learned what it takes to balance life for successful training and finishes.
Name: Jill Becker
Background: Ultra Distance/Marathoner /Triathlete
Years Coaching: 8 years
Philosophy: Persistence, Consistence, Never give up and Keep moving forward!
Race Resume: Leadville 100 Run, Prairie Spirit 100, and Black Hills 100
Jill combines her love of fitness and the outdoors with her knowledge of science and coaching to bring results to her clients. As a survivor of Achilles Tendon surgery, Jill understands how to rebuild fitness after injuries to get back to doing what you love. She rebuilt her own fitness to become even stronger, with multiple podium finishes at distances from 40 miles to 100 miles.
Name: Jason Friedman, MD
Background: Ultra Distance/Trail Runner/Road Racing/ Exercise Physiology
Philosophy: Integrating scientific aspects of training toward the achievement of your goals
Race Resume: USATF National Champion (40-44), 100K Trail, Top-10 finishes at national championships at 50K, 50M, 100K, 100M, and 24 hours, “Big Buckle” at 2018 Leadville 100 in 22:40, over forty ultramarathon finishes, two-time finalist for RunUltra Blogger of the Year.
Short Bio: As a physiologist and physician, I believe in integrating the scientific aspects of training with the joy and appreciation for the sport I’ve gained over thirty years of running and racing on trails, roads, and track. My goal is to help build a varied, sensible training plan that fits into your busy lifestyle, and will help you reach the finish line happy, healthy, and enthusiastic for whatever challenges lie ahead.
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