I am hesitant to be honest here as I don’t want to share Mary with any other athletes and once everyone finds out how great she is I will potentially lose my edge out on the course. But in all fairness to Mary, she brings tremendous knowledge, focus, energy and most importantly, heart, to the coaching process. She has completely raised my game in all distances from sprint to Ironman and is just an absolute pleasure to work with. She takes a long range perspective on training with an eye towards constant improvement. It has now been 2 years that I have worked with her and I continue to get stronger, faster, and train more effectively than ever before. It has also been more than 2 years since I have had any type of training or race injury – which was not the case at all prior to my working with Mary. She is a tremendous advocate and supporter and also realizes that many of us have families, jobs, travel, etc. that need to balanced in the pursuit of our racing goals. I tend to have a very hectic and constantly changing schedule and she is always open to finding creative ways to fit in training on the road or between other activities. Her love for coaching is contagious and she really helps make the process that much more fun and enjoyable.