"In 30 years of climbing mountains all over the world, I had never attained the level of total fitness that Coach Smith-Batchen had brought me to."
Why I Contacted Lisa
In April 2005, I contacted Lisa after reading about her great success in training ordinary people for extraordinary challenges like 50 mile endurance races. Her international reputation as one of the best endurance athletes in the world was only surpassed by her ability to motivate and ultimately train my body, mind and spirit to a new level of fitness.
What a Difference Four Months Makes
In four months, through a unique blend of cross training and increasingly long runs and without injury, Lisa changed my body type AND prepared me for a true test of strength & endurance. In September 2005, I finished the 50 mile Grand Teton Races, finishing 6th. The race featured snowstorms and freezing weather in the mountains of Grand Targhee National Park.
Attaining Total Fitness with Lisa
In 30 years of climbing mountains all over the world, I had never attained the level of total fitness that Coach Smith-Batchen had brought me to. Lisa is a superb coach, mentor and friend. Lisa is presently training me for both a 100 mile race and my first Ironman. There is no doubt of success under her watch.