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Meet your coaches!

Hey, I’m Linnley and I am excited to help you run and train for a half marathon! Whether it’s your first or 100th, I am excited to be a part of this experience. I am here to coach you because I’ve been through the process time and time again trying to train for half marathons. I’ve done it, and I know that you can do it, too.

I will share what I have learned through my experiences to motivate and encourage you. Winter is the perfect time of year to start training. Plus, you will have a whole group behind you to keep you accountable and make the long runs fun. We will enjoy the great outdoors, make new friends, meet and exceed our goals and make this a great year.

I was able to discover my passion for running and athletics at a very young age, which has given me the opportunity to enjoy and learn so much through hard work, consistent training, and amazing races. I have completed 7 half marathons, 3 marathons, 28 triathlons and has coached several swim teams. Through my experiences I have learned the value of honest hard work. Nothing is more important than sticking to your training, listening to your coach, asking questions and soaking up as much fun as you can.

Salt Lake Running co.’s half marathon training schedule will start Saturday January 14th with a 3 mile group run, and will end with a spring half marathon of your choice. Training doesn’t have to end with the race. Running is a lifestyle, and my goal through this program is to help you catch on to running, to train efficiently so that you will enjoy it and make it a part of your life. A half marathon is a great goal, it’s a huge goal, but it is absolutely attainable. Everyone has the ability to do it; sometimes it just takes a little coaching to bring out the confidence in yourself and see what you are really capable of.

I am honored to have this opportunity and I am excited to be your coach!  I hope to meet you Tuesday January 10th at our Launch Party/Information meeting.

Until then, happy running!

Linnley

 

 

 

Hi, I’m Deveree. I’ve been running for 8 years. I originally started to run as a way to lose the “freshman 15” I gained during my first year of college, but I quickly fell in love with the sport. I still remember the day I completed 1 mile without stopping to walk!  In 2006, after casually running for 2 years, I joined a local marathon training group and started training for the St. George marathon. At that point I had never run more than 5 miles, so every week’s long run was a huge accomplishment for me. After completing the 26 week training program, I crossed the finish line in 3:57. It was such a great feeling! The actual marathon itself was amazing, but even more amazing was the people I met and the experience I had training with the running group. I loved it and knew that I wouldn’t have had such a great race had I trained on my own.

In 2007 I trained with the group again, and then in 2009 and 2010 I coached for the group. Last year when SLRC was looking for a coach for their winter half marathon training group I jumped at the chance. Besides my experience with coaching running groups, I have a Master’s Degree in Health Promotion and Education. I absolutely love promoting health and wellness to others, so training with other people and watching runners fulfill their goals throughout these training groups is the perfect way to do that. 2011’s training group was a huge success and I’m so excited to be back again this year!

 

See you soon!

Deveree

 

 

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