Regular Meeting Spots
Mid-Week: Harlow Platts Park, Anytime Fitness, Scott Carpenter Park, Potts Field/CU Research Park, Stazio Ball Fields, Century Drive in Louisville, Valmont City Park, Avery Brewery, Boulder Beer, North Boulder Park
Saturday Long Run: Tom Watson Park, Niwot Market, Flatirons Running, Runners Roost in Louisville, Founders Park in Superior, Stazio Ball Fields, Avery Brewery
Saturday Long Run: Tom Watson Park, Niwot Market, Flatirons Running, Runners Roost in Louisville, Founders Park in Superior, Stazio Ball Fields, Avery Brewery
Boulder and Resident Physiotherapist
Heather has been coaching for Revolution Running since 2005. She has extensive experience with gait analysis, exercise science, biomechanics, and injury prevention / treatment and owns Red Hammer Rehab as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in Boulder T. During practices, Heather works with each runner to find out where they are in their running, where they want to go, and how to reach their goals. Heather realizes that with running, consistency, group training, and staying injury free are the keys to staying healthy, keeping fit, getting faster, and of course having FUN!
Personal Bests: 800 - 2:25, 5k - 20, 10k - 41, Half Marathon - 1:31, Marathon - 3:32 (after recovering from a broken leg), Pikes Peak Marathon - 5:20, 50Miler - Leadville 12 hours.
Interests: Heather enjoys trail running even though she is focusing on road running while she has her speed, mountain biking, spending time with her pets, watching movies, and of course traveling.
Andy has been running competitively for over 15 years. He has had the honor to train under the famous Mark Wetmore and earned two All-American awards during his tenure at the University of Colorado. Now he divides his time between road, cross country and trail running. He has competed for the United States seven times, earning an individual Silver medal in the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in 2015, which took place in Zermatt, Switzerland. He has been part of two gold medal teams, and his highest goal is to continue to support the country and community on the international stage.
Andy started coaching for Revolution Running in 2015 to help give back to the Boulder running community. He enjoys supporting, encouraging and sharing his experiences, as well as hearing other's stories.
Boulder and Multisport
Peter Valentyik has been a Coach with the Training Club sine 2006 and obtains great satisfaction learning and sharing knowledge and experience with athletes of different abilities. He also coaches Masters swimming, Nordic Skate skiing and is a private Swim Instructor for all abilities. Peter began his swim coaching/instruction in College and continued ever since with continued refinement in methods, athlete success and satisfaction. Born in Northern Michigan, he started out as a competitive swimmer since the age of 9 in Budapest Hungary, while attending school for one year. He then continued with swim competition into High School (MVP his senior year) and College (Most Improved Freshman Year).
Noted performances included two consecutive years of competing in for the US @ Age Group Short Course World Championships in England (20th place) and New Zealand (7th place). Peter then chose to compete as a Professional Triathlete, where he competed for 13 years while also balancing a full time engineering career in the Medical Device field. His most notable performances included a 2nd overall lead after the swim and bike sections in the 2004 Wisconsin, Ironman.
Other competitions included competing in the Long Course World Championships, in Muncie Indiana, numerous National Olympic Distance and Half Ironman Distances and winning a handful of local Sprint and Olympic Distance Triathlons and Duathlons.
Rob is a native Coloradan who fully embraces the active lifestyle that Colorado has to offer by spending his time checking out new trails and routes for running, cycling and other multisport events. He has an extensive background in running from the elementarty school mile, high school state champion, collegiate conference champion while at Colorado State, and professional runner with the Nike Farm Team. Rob's passion for running carries over into his drive and motivation to help other runner and multisport athletes succeed in their personal fitness goals.
Rob encourages his athletes to embrace the pain with a smile and to honor their bodies as vehicles for greatness.
Kelly started running at the age of 18 after swimming competitively for years and participated in a variety of other sports. She threw herself completely into running and never looked back. Unfortunately Kelly did not listen to my body and did not ease into running as she should have and ended up injured within a couple months of starting to run. After barely being able to run for almost a year and a half she was able to slowly get back into running.
After being unable to run her freshman year in college because of my injury Kelly ran cross-country and track for the University of Redlands. After graduating college she decided to focus on longer races like the half marathon and marathon. Kelly loves coaching others and helping others find joy and success in running. She has done some coaching for the Boulder Striders when in college and was able to coach high school cross country at Horizon High School last year.
Currently Kelly is in graduate school at the University of Colorado, Denver for counseling psychology and also works at the Boulder Running Company.
Running and Multisport
Originally, Austin Mitchell grew up in Sonoma County, Ca. Running or cycling ten or more miles to and from school at an early age was very normal. Although Austin didn't like it from ages 12 to 15, he later began to realize that his fitness would be a driving factor in achieving many of his goals later in life.
Leading into High School, Austin began to embrace the discomfort of regular training. He would regularly run 10 or more miles a day to “make weight” for the Sonoma wrestling where he won the league championships for his team in the final match. One of his most memorable moments was realizing he was able to run a sub five minute mile in his freshman year even though he had no interest in running for cross country or track at that time. After High School, Austin started working for a large automotive corporation took three years off from exercise and gained more than 35 lbs of fat. After a serious life changing car accident that nearly ended his life, he decided to stop eating unhealthy, drinking and totally dedicate himself to a healthy lifestyle.
Austin has now complete over 50 running races, including many different, running events, adventure races and triathlons. Medals had begun to pile up, before deciding that he wanted start his own business called FastesTTransition as a full-time Coach/ Personal Trainer while pursuing a career as professional Triathlete in Boulder Co.
He now has years of experience in the fitness industry teaching strength, mobility, nutrition, supplementation, swimming, cycling, and running. Austin is now as a Master Trainer helping people all over the Boulder area.
Goals: Achieve his level 3 USAT coaching certification and create a professional Squad/team of athletes
Goal: Do a Half Ironman in under 4 hours and win Nationals
Random Fact: I have a twin named Karlan (So if I ask your name twice its probably him)
Maggie grew up in Fairbanks, AK, where she was a mulit-time state champion on the track. She attended the University of Arizona (to make up for her lack of sun in her childhood), to run track and cross country. The highlight of her college career was being the 2011 Pac 10 Steeplechase Champion. She moved to Boulder last spring to continue training and competing professionally, with the team Hudson Training Systems, coached by Brad Hudson. One of the best happiest moments of her running career was winning her weight in beer at the July 4th 4k at Avery's Brewing company.
3000m (indoor): 9:25
3000m Steeplechase: 10:07
6000m xc: 20:26
Running has been a large part of my life since I was 14 when I laced up racing shoes for the first time, undertrained an overconfident I led a XC race for 2.99 miles only to be out kicked in the last 5 meters. From that day forward I swore I would never be undertrained again. Like everyone training and racing is a journey, there have been many peaks and valleys, perfect moments, major disappointments and detours (most recently a 3 year hiatus from running all together). What’s most revealing to me is I have learned more about running and what affect it truly has on my life from the last 6 months of getting back into running (and shape for that matter) then I did from the 17 years of constant training and racing. My journey back began with running 3 miles a day at 12 minute mile pace, but loving every second of it. Allowing me to absorb where I was at that moment, running on a trail, in one of the most beautiful places in America and doing something less 7% of Americans do. Knowing now, something that I must have lost along the way or maybe never known, I realize that I am not running to get to a finish line or getting a PR, but rather to be in that moment enjoying the mere act of running. Run for the experience of running, how it makes me feel, the people I meet and the places I get to go. Now my only regret is I wish I would have learned why running is such a critical part of my life sooner. I would have enjoyed running so much more, and probably ran faster.
Swiggy’s Coaching / Running History-
After running collegiately I taught math and coached Cross Country and Track for 3 years from 2003-2005 at Canyon Springs High School in California. They highlight of my H.S. coaching career was not the young lady I coached to run 5 flat in the mile, because she could have done that all by herself. But rather, they young man that started the season running the 800 meters in over 5 minutes, then in the last meet of the season in front of his whole family he sprinted down the home stretch to break 3 minutes for the first time, something he and I set for a goal after the first race, when he was about to quit the team. H.S. running is not about the kids that get scholarships or win championships. H.S. running is about today’s youth setting, working towards and achieving goals, something that will help them for the rest of their lives.
In 2006 I moved to Boulder CO to give it one more go at running, I joined the Boulder Distance Project under Steve Jones’ tutelage, and ran PR’s in all road/trail distances. Learned from a legend and made friends that will be with me for the rest of my life. In Boulder I not only found the most beautiful place to live but the perfect career for my personality, skill set and values, in working for the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department. Currently as the Facility Manager of the North Boulder Recreation Center I get to work with a multitude of different user groups and patrons, all who see health and wellness as a priority in their lives.
I coached for Ewen and Heather from 2007 to 2010 primarily with the run the whole way and finish group. I met wonderful runners whom I still stayed friends with during my hiatus from coaching and running. And now have the wonderful opportunity to coach again with Revolution Running where I can sweat, hurt and sometimes bleed with fabulous runners.
California Baptist University:
1999- Team Indoor National Champions.
1999- Conference Champion in 10,000 meters.
5,000 – 14:51
10,000 – 29:55
Steeplechase – 9:02
2008 Surf City Half Marathon – 1:08
2007 Boston Marathon – 2:32
2010 Blue Canyon Trail 50k – 6:09
2010 Leadville Trail 100 Mile – 24:24
Steve raced bicycles at CU-Boulder in the late 80's and continued amateur racing into the mid-90's. After a hiatus to have two kids, Steve started running regularly in 2002 and has been ever since. In 2009 he began competing in triathlon, and with great coaching and all the resources Boulder has to offer, he qualified for the ITU Age Group World Championships in 2012 (Auckland). With new lifetime PRs in all three sports in 2014, he will be representing the USA again in 2015 at ITU World Championships, held in Chicago. Steve's philosophy is to keep training consistent yet dynamic, continuously trying new things and ideas seeking those "secret weapons" that make a break through happen, and taking a long term view by using the seasons to ones advantage.
Professionally, Steve is an Electrical Engineer working for Texas Instruments, and is also pursuing a PhD in Electromagnetics at CU-Boulder.
Steve moved to Boulder in 1982. He is a professional Land Surveyor and owner of Flagstaff Surveying which he started in 1992. He is married to Jill Sellars and together they have two children and two step children.
Growing up on Cape Cod, Steve started running in the 1970’s, participating in cross country and high school track. He spent the majority of his 20’s and 30’s as a martial arts student and instructor and merely “dabbled” in running for fun and fitness.
At the age of 41, Steve herniated his L4/L5 disk and believed he may never be able to run competitively again. Instead, he overcame the odds and became much more serious about running, consistently logging 70 mile weeks. He has had Benji Durden (1980 Olympic team member in marathon) as a training partner for over ten years.
Steve is still learning new things about running every day and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and helping others attain their goals.
Masters (over 45) PR’s include:
5k: 17:17 (17:37 at the age of 50)
8k – Cross Country National Championship – 28:54
10k: 34:15 (sea level)
10 Mile: 1:00:36 (1:02 at age 50)
One hour track: 10 miles and 116 feet.
Half Marathon: 1:19
Beth is a native Ohioan who has lived in Boulder since September, 2012. Not a day goes by where she’s not in awe of the scenery and how much everyone loves the outdoors. She has been a runner for most of her life and consistently for nearly 20 years. While living in Columbus, she competed with a local elite team before making the leap to triathlon. Beth enjoys meeting athletes and learning about their fitness goals. Her main goal is to encourage others to reach their goals and to make running & workouts fun.
Half Marathon: 1:26
Full Marathon: 3:03
Half Ironman: 5:30
Jill is a Boulder native and works as the Care Coordinator for The Boulder Longevity Institute, helping clients achieve optimal wellness throughout the life span. She is happily married to Steven Sellars and together, they have two children and two step children.
Jill did not begin running until her late 30’s. When she began she thought running had to be hard all the time. With experience and mentorship from her husband/coach Steve, she learned that there is a time to run hard and other times to just enjoy the scenery. Jill loves to train and race and has competed in nearly every distance from 400 meters to the marathon. Her favorite event is cross country!
Jill understands the challenges of taking up running later in life and hopes to help others make a transition into a more healthy and active lifestyle. With a recent change of employers Jill now has more time to commit to training and is looking forward to growing as a coach. One of Jill’s greatest pleasures is to help new runners stay upbeat and on track despite minor setbacks or occasional bad training days.
Half Marathon: 1:41:17
Jenna Carlson grew up in Broomfield, CO where she ran cross-country and track at Holy Family High School. Jenna has spent the past four years in Idaho attending Boise State University. She ran for the club team at BSU for a year and in her sophomore year walked on to the varsity track and cross-country team. Jenna then ran for the next three years on the cross-country team and focusing on the 1500-meter and mile race in track. She received a degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology and will be starting the doctorate of physical therapy program at Regis University in the fall.
In addition to her college career, Jenna has been coaching the Broomfield youth CARA track program for the past five summers. Although she enjoys teaching the fundamentals of track to children ages 5 to 14, she is excited to expand her horizons and experiences in coaching with Revolution Running. She is enthusiastic about sharing her passion, enjoyment, and experiences of running with others.
Goes by “Tyler or T-Ride”. Tyler is from Capitan, NM
with a running philosophy of work hard, but have fun while you do it.
He enjoys at Bear Peak in Boulder and the Swiss trail. Other than running, Tyler likes fising his bike and playing Ultimate Frisbee.
Tyler has won the pancho sombrero challenge at the El Paso half marathon and is a seasoned triathlete. I like to think most of my fondest acomplishments are yet to come.
Tyler is currently coaching for Shining Mountain Waldorf school as a High School Track and Field Coach, and as a Middle School Cross Country Coach. This will be his 4th season as a coach for Revolution Running, and he enjoy every minute of it.