IronGoof - Tri & Run Coaching
Physical and Virtual Run Coaching
Physical and Virtual Triathlon Coaching
Specific Sport Coaching
Run Form coaching
Form training for running specific to the athlete's body
Performance Coaching for success at any distance.
USAT Level I Certified
USATF Level I Certified
Lydiard Foundation Level II Certified
Newton Natual Running Certified
Certified Nutrition Professional Candidate
Certified Personal Trainer
After years of being a work-a-holic my blood counts were taken and deemed to be a little worse than normal. My good cholesterol was down, my bad was up, my triglycerides were through the roof and so on. I decided to start taking a boot camp class twice a week, and after some time I added a yoga class, and a little later a boxing class, and a little later I starting running with a running group. This all came to a halt when I herniated my L5/S1 disc in my lower back. The Orthopedist and neurosurgeon both said my long distance running days were over and that I might be able to run a couple of miles slowly as a warm up, but anything more than would be painful. Well, that was numerous 5ks and 10ks, 15 half-marathons, 16 marathons, 18 sprint triathlons, 9 olympic triathlons, 11 half Ironman distance triathlons (70.3) and 3 Ironmans ago. This came after extensive research in biomechanics, anatomy and physiology, testing my theories and then applying them. Obviously my formula for reducing the impact on my back worked. 6 weeks after I completed my first Ironman Triathlon, I ran the Walt Disney World Goofy Challenge which consisted of a Half Marathon one day and a Marathon the very next day. After that a client of mine, Tara Belfi, named me the Iron Goof and not long after that my blog was born. I continue to train and run races whenever I can, but due to my successes, I now coach running and triathlon privately, for running and triathlon clubs, Tampa General Hospital, and running stores. I am a USAT Level I Certified Triathlon Coach, a Newton Certified Running Coach, a Lydiard Level II Certified Running Coach and an RRCA Certified Running Coach.