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Intelligent Training for Distance Runners

CRAIG KIRKWOOD joins the coaching staff and is accepting clients...

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Welcome to DistanceCoach.com, the Internet's premier training and running information center. Author, exercise physiologist and former world-class marathoner Pete Pfitzinger and a respected team of coaches offer a world-class blend of competitive experience, coaching credentials, scientific background, and ambition -- the desire to interactively guide dedicated runners to achieve their full potential through the wealth of information and coaching and consulting services they offer here.

Two-time Olympic marathoner, experienced coach, and exercise physiologist Pete Pfitzinger's belief in helping distance runners achieve their goals extends to writing the Pfitzinger Lab Report for Running Times Magazine, writing the books Advanced Marathoning and Road Racing for Serious Runners with co-author Scott Douglas, coaching, and providing this information-packed web site.

Four-time Olympic Trials runner Greg Lautenslager now devotes his considerable energy to coaching runners of all abilities. Over the past 15 years, Greg has helped hundreds of runners achieve their goals. An accomplished sportswriter, Greg recently completed his first novel.

Craig Kirkwood has run at the top level in cross-country, on the track, and in the marathon, and has transitioned from full-time athlete to a runner and parent with a career, and understands well the challenged posed to runners motivated to improve in the face of busy lives.

2:24 marathoner Kevin Beck, also a senior writer for Running Times and the editor of the upcoming training book Run Strong, carries his experience coaching at the high-school, volunteer, adult and online levels to DistanceCoach.com. Having set an array of lifetime bests at age 34 after 20 years in the sport, Kevin blends his still-crackling competitive fires with a yen for helping others ascend to their personal peaks.

Sonja Friend-Uhl, an elite middle-distance runner who has parlayed 4:33 mile speed into a 1:15 half-marathon, is a certified personal trainer and coach whose passion and business have long been helping runners of all ages and abilities reach for their goals. DistanceCoach.com is pleased and fortunate to welcome its newest staff member!

While you're here, don't miss the dozens of articles on optimal training for distance runners compiled from Pete's "Lab Report" column in Running Times, and chats with running legends from the past and present.


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This site was created by Kevin Beck.

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