Physical and Virtual Run Coaching
Physical and Virtual Triathlon Coaching
Specific Sport Coaching
Run Form coaching
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.