by Bridget Pyke / Nov 10th 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.