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Coaching Philosophy

My coaching philosophy is to help you get the most out of your available training time. I don’t believe in junk mileage or useless workouts. I believe every workout has a purpose, and is designed to help you reach your goals! I always talk about "the process,” as a philosophy that emphasizes preparation and hard work over race results alone. It’s critical that the athlete understand how and why improvements are happening. That’s why I often tell my athletes to trust the process and the results will follow.

When racing, equally important to physical strength is mental strength, yet athletes often overlook the importance of mental strength. I emphasize the importance of mental attitude, and I tell my athletes that there are six times in every race where you enter a dark place of doubt and must have that passion to overcome.

It's my belief that the importance of mental strength are:

Determination
Remaining calm and composed when things go wrong
Building on mistakes rather than dwelling on them
Dealing positively with injury rather than fearing it
Resting the mind as well as the body

These are the makings of a great athlete. Otherwise success will always be elusive. I believe the three most important components for athletes are: consistency, strength and self-discipline. I’m here to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be! I consider every coaching relationship a team effort with both of us working together to determine the best path for success!

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Endurance

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From 25$/week
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Track & Field

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From 35$/week

about me

About Me

Keith McDonald

I began his coaching career at the University of Colorado as an assistant Cross Country and Track & Field coach. While coaching at CU, I decided to train and give a go at a career as a nelite level triathlete competing in 12 Ironman competitions, including two Ironman Kona appearances. Since then, I have spent over 20 years coaching professional and amateur triathletes, runners and track & field athletes with a variety of goals. From racing competitively within their age group to improving their PR to training for their first triathlon.

Coaching Successes Include:
  • Coaching numerous National Champions and Team USA Members (Running and Track & Field)
  • Coaching Male and Female Ironman age group podium finishers
  • Coaching Ironman World Champions finishers

Top Professional Accomplishments Include:
  • B.Sc. in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
  • USA Track & Field Level 2 Coaching Certification
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS)
  • Assistant Track & Field Coach for the University of Colorado
  • Head Track & Field Coach Boulder Track Club

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