About coach ilana


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I am certified by both USA Triathlon and USA Track and Field as a level 1 coach.  I also have a Master's in Education.  

My primary focus as a coach is development and ensuring continued enjoyment of the sport.  Running and triathlon are about finding and enjoying a healthy lifestyle, and I know that if it isn't fun at least some of the time, we're pretty unlikely to stick with it.  

I have worked with brand new runners and triathletes, and those who are looking for the next step, whether that's to go a little faster or a little farther than they have before.  My goal is to help you reach new heights and achieve goals you never thought possible.   

My approach to coaching stems very much from my experiences as a teacher.  Whether your goals are race oriented or focused on health and wellness, we will work together to find a plan that suits you and your busy schedule.

When you dare to toe the line, a new world opens up before you.



I am a lifelong athlete.  For many years I was a competitive figure skater until I went off to college.  I discovered triathlon  after graduate school during my years as a classroom teacher.  I've never looked back.  Athletics as an adult are very different, and it is with this understanding that I approach coaching.  It is about challenging yourself and improving yourself, rather than necessarily competing against other racers.  

I have completed numerous running and triathlon races from 5k/super-sprint up through Full Ironman Distance triathlons.