By Bridget Pyke November 10 2020
Bridget got her start in competitive running when the track team coach spotted her running laps between classes and recruited her for the university team. Bridget has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and a Masters of Physical Therapy. She started coaching a group of her physio patients when she identified training errors as the main cause of running injury.
Get the athlete to the start line healthy. A healthy athlete is physically and mentally stronger after their training, not injured or burnt out. When a coach creates a sustainable plan, it helps the athlete stay consistent with their training and see personal improvement, which serves to motivate the athlete for future training blocks.
The 5k – not too long, not too short, just right!
When I was out for a run with my partner and we ran (literally) into a husband and wife “team” whom I was coaching. It was a nice moment and reminded me how great the running community is. It always makes me happy to cross paths with the athletes I coach while out for a run!
Any type of baked good with chocolate, and in the summer, a pickle!
The documentary Transcend by Michael Del Monte – a film so inspiring, you will run a personal best after watching it. The books Let Your Mind Run by Deanna Kastor and Once a Runner by John L. Parker Jr.