Altitude Multisport Club


Mary Carey

Coach

As an athlete, Mary has completed the Ultra520K Canada triathlon, five Ironman races, 16 half Ironman races, a 50k trail race,13 marathons, and too many shorter triathlons and road races to count.  Mary began her coaching career in 2000 as a marathon and triathlon coach for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program (TNT), the world’s largest and most successful endurance-training program.  She has coached dozens of athletes to marathon and half-marathon completion and hundreds of athletes to triathlon finishes.   In October 2004, Mary became a USA Triathlon Certified Coach (Level I).  She is also an Ironman Certified Coach and Slowtwitch Master Coach having completed the Swim Coach, Cycling Coach and Run Coach certifications.  Mary is a swim coach at SwimLabs.  She is married and has two girls who are active in soccer.

Mary’s personal clients strive to achieve personal bests in half marathons and marathons as well as triathlons of all distances – from sprint to Ironman.  Specializing in beginner and intermediate athletes, her goal is to help people realize their fitness dreams through endurance sports – completing a marathon, completing a triathlon, or just adopting a healthier lifestyle.  She also enjoys helping seasoned athletes achieve personal bests or complete longer distances.

As a personal coach, Mary’s philosophy is that running and triathlon are exciting ways to achieve goals, build self-confidence, stay active and fit, have fun and meet great people.   Whether her clients are first-timers or athletes striving for personal bests, Mary can provide the framework for success.

Awards and Honors:

   3rd Place Female 45-49 - Boulder Sunset 2017 (Sprint)

   2nd Place Female 40-44 - Tri Boulder 2016 (Sprint)

   1st Place Female 40-44 - Tri Boulder 2014 (Olympic)

   1st Place Female 40-44 - HITS Grand Junction 2014 (Olympic)

   1st Place Female 40-44 (5th overall female) - TriRock Colorado 2013 (Sprint)

   1st Place Female 40-44 - Rocky Mountain Triathlon 2012 (Intermediate Distance)

   5th Place Female 40-44 - Lavaman Triathlon - 2012 (Olympic)

   2nd Place Female 35-39 – My Way or the Tri Way – 2010 (Sprint)

   1st Place Female 35-39 – Boulder Sunrise Triathlon – 2010 (Sprint)

   Many awards for top 3 finishes in her age group in triathlons and road races

Half Ironman and Ironman Triathlons Completed:

   Ironman Arizona - Tempe, AZ

   2 x Ironman Canada - Penticton, BC

   Ironman Coeur d’Alene – Coeur d’Alene, ID

   Ironman Florida – Panama City Beach, FL

   2 x Kansas 70.3 - Lawrence, KS

   3 x Tempe 70.3 - Tempe, AZ

   Boulder 70.3– Boulder, CO

   Vineman 70.3 – Sonoma County, CA

   Harvest Moon Half Ironman – Aurora, CO

   Buffalo Springs Lake 70.3 – Lubbock, TX

   3 x Gulf Coast Half Ironman – Panama City Beach, FL

   2 x Degray Lake Half Ironman – Arkadelphia, AR

   Florida Challenge Half Ironman – Clermont, FL

   Lone Star Half Ironman - Galveston, TX

Ultras Completed:

  • Ultra520K Canada 2018 - Penticton, BC
  • Behind the Rocks 50K 2018 - Moab, UT


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Becky Black

Coach

Becky has been working as a fitness professional since 2009. She has been a coach, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor. Most recently she has worked as a trainer and endurance sports coach for The Fast Lab, offering services such as run gait analysis, strength & conditioning, online coaching, and training plans for triathletes, runners, and cyclists. She has also worked along side the the physical therapist at The Fast Lab to provide injury prevention and rehabilitation corrective exercise programming.

Becky is passionate about coaching and educating athletes so that they improve both on and off the race course. Though she wants her athletes to be successful this season, she also wants them to stay healthy, strong, and fit for a lifetime. As a result she focuses on injury prevention, optimizing form, and working on strength, mobility, and stability. With every athletes she focuses on identifying the limitations and strengths of each athlete in the following areas listed below, and then building a coaching plan and strategy to try to build the athlete up and create success.

·        Mental toughness

·        Sport specific technique

·        Core strength & stability

·        Sport specific endurance

·        Sport specific speed

·        Goal setting

No matter where you are starting from, Coach Becky is willing and able to meet you there by assessing your unique needs and help you find a plan that will get you closer to success.

As an athlete, Becky would consider herself a late bloomer and a solid age group athlete who enjoys the pursuit of excellence and the empowerment that Triathlon and sport brings to her life. Her athletic career didn’t start until high school where she found swimming. And then it took another 5 years to find a love for running for fitness and health in college. In 2009 she competed in her first Sprint distance triathlon. Since then she has completed:

Athletic History

·        10 marathons

·        2 Ultra marathons (50k runs)

·        IRONMAN CDA -2015

·        10+ 70.3 races – PR 5:45

·        10+ century rides

·        Dozens of smaller events from 5ks, to half marathons, sprint & Olympic triathlons

·        Several podium spots in local Sprint and Olympic triathlons

Coaching Qualifications

  • ·  M.S. in Exercise Science (emphasis in Physiology & Sport Psychology)
  • ·  B.S. in Fitness Leadership
  • ·  USA Triathlon Level 2 Coach
  • ·  IRONMAN U Certified Coach
  • ·  10+ years of coaching – ages 18-85
  • ·  10+ years as a fitness professional
  • ·  Run Gait Expert
  • ·  ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

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Erin Trail

Coach

I'm an engineer, triathlete, and beer nerd.

I'm a life-long swimmer and my first experience in triathlon was as a swimmer in a relay in 2006. I didn't own a bike and joked that I would only run if I was being chased by something. I did my first sprint triathlon (on a borrowed bike) in 2008 and was hooked. Since then I've done many 70.3s, 3 IMs, and am now branching out into the world of Xterra (and has the scars to show for it).

I also work with several organizations to promote women's cycling, with the goal of encouraging beginners to get out and ride and and gain the confidence to race.

When I'm not out swimbikerunning, you'll find me on the ski slopes or drinking beers. In essence, I don't take myself too seriously. But what I DO take seriously is trying to be my best at whatever I do - coaching, training, and racing.

I coach to road tris, swim, bike run, and Xterras. I specialize in making sure that the process is enjoyable and that the training fits in with your already busy and complicated life.

Education and Qualifications

  • Montana Tech of the University of Montana - B.S. Environmental Engineering
  • USAT Level 1 Certification
  • President and Coach of Altitude Multisport (located in South Metro Denver)
  • Contributor to 303Triathlon.com and 303Cycling.com
  • COMBA Beginner Mountain Bike Ride Coordinator
  • Couer Sports Ambassador

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 8 years of triathlon experience
  • 3 Ironmans and multiple 70.3s
  • Disney Dopey
  • Multiple long distance open water swims, trail runs, and Xterras

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Kathy Zawadzki

Coach

USA Cycling Elite / Level 1 Coach, M.A. in Exercise Science. Sports Nutritionist, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist

Kathy's experience as a Sports Performance Specialist and Sports Nutritionist began over twenty years ago and encompasses athletes of all levels including competitive and recreational athletes from juniors to masters athletes. Her expertise in sports science led her to the Olympic Training Center working with USA Cycling and USA Triathlon to develop Olympic athletes. More recently, Kathy has coached Masters National Champions in cycling and has prepared athletes for successful Ironman events and ulta-endurance events such as Leadville, the Triple ByPass, and 50K trail runs.

Sports nutrition is an important component to the success of her athletes. In addition coaching, Kathy works with many athletes to fine tune their nutrition programs. Back in 2004, she co-authored Food for Fitness, Eat Right to Train Right with Chris Carmichael. Kathy's extensive education and involvement with the sports science community and real-world athletes has shaped her philosophy of coaching and motivating athletes at all levels of the sport.

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Sarah Shephard

Coach

2001 graduate of Equine Science from Colorado State University.  I have worked in the horse industry for 25 years.  I'm currently a riding instructor and horse trainer for Kenlyn Stables in Aurora, CO.  I began my journey into triathlon in 2011 and plan to race my first full distance Ironman race this year.  In 2019 I earned my personal training certification through The American Council on Exercise.  My passion is in helping others achieve their goals and find that confidence that comes for accomplishing what once seemed impossible.


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