ultra marathon coaching

Will Glover, Ultramarathon Coach, USATF Level 1, BFF, Dreamer, Daytime Vegetarian

 

Originally from Pensacola, Florida, Will has lived in Stuart, FL for the last 20 years. Although he’s been an avid runner since high school, he didn’t take running too seriously until overcoming a bout with cancer in 1991. The need to gain strength led to him training for and running a few marathons, eventually becoming a coach for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. After multiple marathon completions and personal accomplishments, Will turned to a new challenge and began dabbling in shorter triathlons and half day adventure races. He eventually set his sights on a few half and full Iron distance triathlons which he completed. Not immune to burnout and stagnation (he knows how to fix this now!), he took a year or so off. After the birth of his first child, he found the world of Ultra Running and hasn’t looked back. A dedicated husband and father of 2 young kids, he is determined to SHOW his family they can achieve anything they set their mind to, rather than just telling them. In doing so, he continues to add to an impressive resume of finishes including: Badwater 135 Ultramarathon across Death Valley (his favorite!), Canadian Death Race (solo), Western States 100, Leadville 100, Keys 100, LOST 118 around Florida’s Lake Okeechobee, Miwok 100K, and multiple beach ultras up to 50 miles. Equally important, he’s served as Crew Chief and Pacer for a Badwater Double, Top 10 Badwater, and Keys 100 finishers. Through all of his experiences, he’s learned that achieving endurance goals is about so much more than physical preparation; you have to prepare the mind as well, which could very well be the hardest part. While he still has ambitions to find his own boundaries, he’s decided to focus on helping others so they, too, realize they are capable of more than they could ever imagine. Beyond personal time goals and fostering egos, soaking up the adventurous aspects of life and putting yourself on the start line are what he deems important. He’s ready…are YOU?! “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for”.

 

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