“ I am fortunate to have been able to make running my full time job for the past five years. I understand that this is not the norm, and that most of our athletes lead hectic work and family lives, where running is not the main focus. I am completely blown away by how our athletes show up each and every day and crush their workouts, regardless of everything else they’ve got going on. As much as I hope to inspire my athletes, I am continually surprised and impressed by each of them. I hope to make M2M about much more than just the extra miles in what is often already a marathon of a day!”
- Canadian Olympian: 2016 - 5000m
- 3x Canadian Champion
- Sub 4-minute miler (3:57.71)
- 5,000m 13:24Portland, 2016
- 8,000m 23:22Victoria, BC, 2017
- 10,000m 28:36Palo Alto, 2015
Nothing beats hard work and consistency.
Favourite race distance and why?
It depends on the season. If we are talking track it is definitely the 5km. The 5000m is a true test of both strength and speed, which are the two systems we focus most heavily on throughout the summer seasons. I also love cross country, it is a humbling test of grit and determination, and reminds me why I fell in love with the sport in the first place.
Most memorable coaching moment?
There isn’t one in particular that stands out. It’s always exciting to be apart of an athlete’s journey and to help others chase their goals, but I would be lying to say I don’t feel the second hand excitement of a personal best!
Favourite post-workout treat or go-to place?
Nothing like a crisp cold beer!
Favourite running podcast, website, books, videos, or blog?
Book: The Secret Race (I know it’s cycling, but still endurance sport)!
Website: not letsrun.com
Podcast: The Rob Watson Show!
Youtube: for throwback races by some of track and field’s legends