Lisa Smith-Batchen - world class ultra runner, record holder and endurance athlete
Lisa Smith-Batchen is a world reknowned elite ultra runner, ironman competitor and adventure racer. Lisa is a woman of many "firsts". She is the first American to win the Marathon des Sables stage-race through the Moroccan desert and has twice won the Badwater Ultramarathon, which is considered one of the toughest races in the world. She is also the first and only person to ever have run 50 miles a day in 50 states in the USA in 62 days!
Lisa is also a proven coach and motivator whose knowledge of health, fitness and nutrition has helped hundreds of individuals achieve their specific goals and dreams.
Lisa utilizes her numerous athletic achievements and 30 years of coaching experience to train athletes of all levels and abilities. Coaching programs are customized to help you achieve your individual goals.
Lisa’s bio can be found at: http://www.dreamchaserevents.com/About-Us/Lisa-Smith-Batchen/
Jen Segger - elite adventure athlete
Jen is a professional coach and works with athletes from around North America through her business, Challenge by Choice. Specializing in endurance training systems, Jen has worked with runners, cyclists, adventure racers, mountaineers, triathletes, long distance paddlers and ski randonee racers to help them pursue their own athletic dreams. (see Jen's bio.)
From time to time, Jen will be sharing advice on how to train for a multi-day stage race like the Grand to Grand Ultra, covering the different aspects mentioned above.
If you are interested to have a personal training schedule tailored to your ability contact Jen Segger at:
See Jen's website here www.challengebychoice.ca
Coach Jen's Training Tips for G2G:
Coach Jen's Previous Articles:
- "No Stress!"
- "Spring Training!"
- "Running with a Pack On!"
- "The Dreaded Back to Backs"
- "Putting the Icing on the Cake - Getting the Taper Right."
Ian Mayhew - professional coach
Ian is a specialist endurance coach with over 14 years of coaching success. His many clients have achieved their goals of completing endurance events including ultra marathon self supported stage races.
Ian's training advice is based upon a solid mix of coaching & academic qualifications including a Masters degree in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences combined with a wealth of personal racing experience. Quite simply, Ian's plans will help get the best out of you and provide you with the tools that you will need to complete the Grand to Grand Ultra.
Ian's personal race cv is extensive & includes multiple ultra distance run finishes (both multi-day & single stage), two Ultraman finishes and ten Ironman finishes.
More info about his coaching services can be found at: www.gearsandtears.com
How to Pack Your Backpack to Minimize Running Effort - by Michael Stashin
Michael (Mike) Stashin is an efficient technique running instructor based in Ottawa Canada who has a passion for introducing runners to simple changes they can make to reduce the amount of effort as well as the potential for injury due to impact.
Mike has used the techniques he teaches to successfully complete the Grand to Grand Ultra in 2013. He has also completed other ultra endurance events such as Running 14 Marathons in 14 Consecutive Days, the 250km Marathons Des Sables, and the 100 Mile Yukon Arctic Ultra.
Mike considers himself extremely fortunate to have Ray Zahab (Impossible2Possible.com) coach him for each of his ultra endurance events.
See Mike's website here www.RunEffortlessly.com