Coach Ronnie resides in The Woodlands, Texas. He has been a runner for over 30 years and an endurance athlete for the past 10 plus years. “Running has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I’ve been able to stay healthy and have continued to run this long by listening to my body and making wise choices. I’ve worked hard and never gave up on my goals or dreams which has allowed me to have a successful running career and achieve more than I could have imagined.”
Coach Ronnie knows what it takes to get to the “next level”. As a coach, Ronnie uses his continuing education and experiences to put together structured workouts tailored to the athlete’s schedule and needs. Workouts are designed with a purpose for the individual athlete, which require the right amount of stress to get the most from it. Too little may delay you from reaching your full potential and too much may lead to over training and negative performances or diminishing returns. “I believe that with a purposeful and individualized plan, athletes can achieve personal performances that exceed their expectations. I hope to be able to share my experiences and background to help athletes improve overall running economy, train consistently and healthy, and conquering physical and mental challenges when the road gets tough.” Ronnie believes in quality coaching and is passionate about helping individuals accomplish their goals.
Ronnie is married to his college Sweetheart and has two children, Miles & Kaitlin. Want to guess where the name Miles came from?
Ronnie has successfully coached athletes ranging from the very beginner to the veteran athlete. He’s worked with runners of all abilities preparing for a 5K up to ultra-marathons. Ronnie also has coaching experience with international athletes training for a variety of races including roads, trails, and triathlons. Ronnie has also worked with youth runners preparing for their upcoming cross-country season and other sports.
Ronnie ran at East Carolina University and since then has podiumed in several road and trail races. He’s currently tearing up the ultra-scene with some impressive results and ridiculous times. Ronnie’s proudest moment is winning the 2017 USATF 100-mile Trail Championships. Ronnie finished 1st overall and set an event record at the 2017 Tunnel Light Marathon with a PR of 2:34:11.
5K- 16:02 XC
8K- 25:52 XC
Half Marathon- 1:14:31
50k- 3:24:51 (6:36/mi pace)
50 mile- 6:02:44 (7:15/mi pace)
100 mile- 13:44:28 (8:14/mi pace)
2016: Level 1 Coaching Certification with Road Runners Club of America
2015: Healthy Running Continuing Education. Mark Cucuzella
2014: The Running Summit. Jack Daniels, Matt Fitzgerald, Peter Thompson, Sage Rountree