My name is Alden Basmajian. I'm a husband to an amazing wife, a father to three wonderful children, a teacher, a coach, a runner and triathlete.
I grew up playing soccer and running track and have since developed into a distance runner and triathlete. A few highlights include: ranked #5 nationally for USAT 35-39 in 2019, competing in the Boston Marathon several times, running a personal best 2:44 in the marathon, and qualifying for the IRONMAN World Championships. My biggest achievement was breaking the tape at Rev3 Williamsburg and crossing the line with my family.
"You don't know what you can do until you try." I saw those words every morning growing up and they impact everything I do today including coaching. A coach is a guide for others and someone that helps bring out the best in an athlete and person. I love to work with other people and help them identify and achieve their goals. We all have ambitions and it is great to be a part of the journey for each athlete as we set out to accomplish these goals and set new heights.
I am a USATF Certified Level 1 coach with over 10 years of coaching experience working with athletes of all levels and abilities in running and triathlon. I am the head cross country coach and distance coach for track and field at my high school and have worked with athletes ranging from D-I athletes to those looking to simply build a routine and enjoy running. As an adult coach, I have worked with athletes seeking to complete their first 5K or sprint distance triathlon to those competing at the Olympic Trials and qualifying for world championships.
My plans are designed to meet you at your current state of fitness; to elevate you to new heights and abilities as you progress through training and achieve your goals. Consistency and steady work will build a strong endurance base to be used throughout the later stages of training. As you continue to build your aerobic base, you will be a stronger athlete which translates to a faster athlete. Whether you are just getting started or have been running for a long time, remember to keep the easy days easy so you can work on the hard days.
To reach the start line of your race in the best shape, it's important to develop other aspects of your body. My plans also include core and strength workouts that are fundamental to maintain muscular balance. These components of training, coupled with the standard builds, will deliver you to your race day fresh, ready, and excited to go.
My name is Carrie Tollefson. I am a wife, mother of 3, an Olympic Runner, a Podcast Host is C Tolle Run, a broadcaster, a motivational speaker, a camp director, a fitness director, and your coach.
I love to coach anyone from newbie to elite. This sport has given me so much. It has taught me so much about me and made me a confident woman ready to tackle anything that life throws my way. Being a world class athlete is one thing, but taking the life lessons sport has taught me and use them to try be a world class woman is another. I am really thankful for all that I have learned through sport.
I have been a runner for over 30 years. I have run at every level and now being a mother of three, working full time, and trying to still get after life, I understand all of the ins and outs of the sport. I have coached all levels and love knowing I can try and help all of you achieve your goals!
I believe we have to take care of ourselves, it so important both mentally and physically. Setting goals, following a plan, having training partners, and being in a group holds us accountable, pushes us to keep going when times get tough, and helps us try better ourselves. That is what this is all about for me. I want to help better you! I want to help you be the you that you want to be. I believe in working hard, playing hard, and resting hard. My philosophy as a coach is let's set our goals, let's look how to fit training into our life, and let's get after it!
I am a specialist in trying to get the most out of your runs. Who has time to train like the pros? Who has the energy? My specialty is to figure out how to get the most out of the time we have. My training doesn't have a lot of junk miles, You will find purpose in each day, focus on quality workouts and long runs, and a big emphasis on recovery.