I’ve been an ultra-runner for a long time. Sometimes I’ve trained on my own without guidance and sometimes I’ve had a coach and a training plan. I will say the races that I’ve used a coach have been my most successful! I’m also a running coach myself, so I know how to write a training plan, but I also know that I need accountability and don’t want to think about what I need to do. So when I decided to run another 100-miler in 2018, I wanted to have someone else coach me, someone I’ve worked with before, who knows me. That’s why I chose Coleen and Leia from Team Sparkle. Their training plan for me was spot on for my race! I was the strongest I had ever been and running more training mileage than any other race, but it was exactly what I needed. I completed Ozark Trail 100 more than 20 minutes under my goal time, still running strong at the end!