Running is my first love. I have raced marathons and ultra-distance competitively since 1989. My primary event was the challenging Comrades Marathon (89km) in South Africa, considered one of the world’s top ultra-distance races – see the race profile below!
Going long has been my forte right from the outset and I ran my first ultra within a year of beginning running. I still love competing, however secondary to enjoying every minute on the road or trail.
I have always been self-coached and studied everything I could find about running to develop my own (and others) training schedules. No doubt my race times would have improved had I been accountable to a trained coach, but in South Africa this was not as common as here in the U.S. Besides for me, designing programs was part of the fun and provided the motivation and inspiration to train.
COACHING METHOD: Applying a comprehensive approach to training, our goal is to improve performance, develop body awareness, strength, and flexibility, improve concentration, and increase energy and endurance. I am passionate about helping athletes of all levels achieve their dream goals, be that their first 5k race, the marathon-distance, or beyond, both on the road and trails. You’ll get a customized, goal specific training program, ongoing support, motivation, and inspiration.
If you need a coach, reach out! Email a short description of your background and goals and we’ll get you started in no time! Thank you for your interest.
Charmaine is committed to sharing her 35+ years of distance running experience and insights to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Lunch-time Yoga for Runners & Triathletes
In this class we focus on using Yoga to improve functional strength and flexibility, as well as posture and breath, specifically for runners, cyclists, and swimmers!
If you are overly tight in specific parts you are obstructing muscle groups that are essential to optimal functioning. Muscles with a good range of motion are capable of applying more force than muscles that don’t. Tightness in the core/torso, hips, and legs restrict not only efficient technique and good aerodynamics, but also impairs your ability to breathe efficiently, and consequently impeding endurance.