“Perhaps the genius of ultrarunning is its supreme lack of utility. It makes no sense in a world of space ships and supercomputers to run vast distances on foot. There is no money in it and no fame, frequently not even the approval of peers. But as poets, apostles and philosophers have insisted from the dawn of time, there is more to life than logic and common sense. The ultra runners know this instinctively. And they know something else that is lost on the sedentary. They understand, perhaps better than anyone, that the doors to the spirit will swing open with physical effort. In running such long and taxing distances they answer a call from the deepest realms of their being — a call that asks who they are …”
– David Blaikie

Testimonials


"I began running with Robyn very early in my running life. At the time I had a three year old and a one year and had for years toyed with the idea of taking up running as a hobby and a way to lose my left over baby weight. I was a newbie runner when I met her; slow, a bit awkward and running maybe 2 1/2 miles at a time. I had picked a 10k race with the goal of finishing and joined a running group that Robyn was coaching to help me prepare. As soon as she began coaching me, I noticed a difference in my running. She helped me improve (among other things) my gait, my posture and my confidence. She exposed us (her runners) to speed, to hills, to endurance, to heat. She acted as our crew on the streets, the treadmill, the trails. She ran with us at 4:30 in the morning and at 6:00 at night. She worked us through some of the toughest cross training I've ever done. She was available, present and encouraging when I needed it most. On one of our early morning runs together right before my very first race she told me, "even before you ran, you were a runner." It is something that I will always carry with me. I ran that race, finished, and have been running and setting new goals ever since. I qualified to run Boston this past summer and am currently training to run a 50-miler. I credit my early training months with Robyn to so much of the success I continue to have in running and I am so grateful to her."  
- Erika M., Arizona



"I never - in a million years - thought I would ever consider myself as a "runner".  I got to know Robyn and caught the "bug" that caused me to start running with her. She coached me through my first one mile race and helped me build my mileage, correct my running form, and get stronger (and more confident) along the way.  I ran my first marathon under her guidance and my time was considered as "qualified" for Boston!  My first marathon!  I love her attitude and her empathetic heart - she has such a deep understanding of the runner's mind and knows how to guide runners through that infamous "Wall".  If you want more than just a running plan, she is your coach.  If you want someone you can reach out to for guidance, for smashing mental barriers, for helping you through the post-race 'blues', or someone to celebrate victories with, she is your coach! " 
- Patty F., Boynton Beach, FL

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