Ultra Flunkie Running Company
Training developed for YOU
not for the Masses
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Passionate Coaching Professional
An athlete and coach. I am an avid trail and ultra-marathon runner that still enjoys the spirited 5k. As a retired U.S. Marine, I believe that coaching runners is not just about the miles. It is about learning how to become comfortable with being uncomfortable and training your body and mind in a variety of weather, exercise, and speed settings. I genuinely care about all my clients but the most memorable are those that came to me not believing they can go the distance or were hesitant to try. The pride and joy I feel witnessing a client finish a race or meet their goals is a true high that is difficult to replicate elsewhere.
No two runners are the same so neither should training programs. We will work together to create a training plan to support your lifestyle and work around your obligations. Success is built upon the foundations of communication, dedication, trust, and belief in yourself. No matter if your goal is to run a mile without walking or running your first ultra, no goal is too big or too small. Coaching can be done in person, virtually, and a combination of both.
Training for Any Distance
From Your First Mile to Your First Ultra Marathon
Road - Trail - Obstacle Course - Races - Military Fitness Test
Nutrition is truly the bedrock of a healthy and active life. Nutrition coaching will give you the education to meet your goal of weight loss, body recomposition, or athletic performance. Using Precision Nutrition's proven habit based techniques, we will work together to identify healthier eating habits, food choices, meal preparation - and you don’t need to weigh your food. Nutrition coaching can be stand alone or combined with training programs.
Military & Law Enforcement
Serving in the military and law enforcement is a testament to your patriotism, courage, and belief in something greater than yourself. UFRC understands the rigors of training and the importance of physical fitness to your career. UFRC will work with you to develop a program to increase your physical fitness test performance, help you meet height and weight standards, prepare for a demanding speciality school, or even to prepare for entry into military or law enforcement service.
Smart devices like GPS watches can provide heart rate training zones, daily and activity based calorie expenditure, and training efficiency but there is one problem- the data is based off of generic samples and not YOUR data. UFRC can conduct metabolic testing, using the PNOE Metabolic Analysis System, to accurately test your resting metabolic rate and efficiency, heart rate training zones, caloric expenditure, and VO2 Max. Use your own personalized data on these devices and build more effective training programs to help you meet your goals. These test can be conducted in home or at our training facility.
Running Gait Analysis
Poor form can take the enjoyment out of running. With the use of the Trace 3D Motion Analysis System, a portable system designed by RunDNA, UFRC provides state of the art running gait analysis live while you run on a treadmill. UFRC will provide on the spot corrections, a detailed report, and a corrective exercise training program. UFRC can provide these services to physical therapy and sports medicine clinics, athletic teams, and individual runners. Running gait analysis can be conducted at your facility, in home, or at our training locations.
Without a doubt, I would highly recommend Coach Stephen to all of my close peers and colleagues that wish to improve any aspect of their running ability whether it is form, endurance, speed, etc. He understands every individual had a different fitness and training situation and tailors it to their goals and needs. As a mentor, he is attentive to any concerns or questions during and outside of training sessions.
From day one, Coach Stephen has been extremely knowledgeable and professional. He speaks in a very friendly, down-to-earth manner when explaining the complicated science or methodology behind an exercise. He has introduced useful recovery tools and has also stressed the importance of proper macronutrient balance, recovery, and moderation - something I blatantly ignored as a novice runner.
As a very active and seasoned participant of ultramarathons, Coach Stephen practices what he preaches and is always willing to share his previous experiences or new excitement about an upcoming running event.
Coach Stephen is a great coach to work with. I would recommend him to anyone looking to improve their running performance wether you have a large goal ahead of you or are in need of expert fine tuning. You can expect a huge amount of knowledge and experience out of your training and should have confidence that whatever your goals are they will be met so long as you put in your side of the work.
outstanding coach, highly recommend
Coach Stephen has been awesome! He took time to understand my goals and my current ability before he built my program. As things got tough, he offered encouragement as well as tips and tricks to keep going. He has a wealth of knowledge about running. I highly recommend him!
Been working with Stephen for a few weeks now coming from a military background and hating running due to the constant go-hard running culture in the military. Since he also had a military background I was cautious, but in our first conversation he showed me what I suspected all along - running shouldn’t suck so much all the time. He knew the culture I was coming from and the difficulty I’d have slowing down, despite hating running for being painful as I constantly pushed into high intensity it had become a habit, the only way I really ever ran or did physical training. Well, he’s shown me a different way of doing this running business, and it’s far more enjoyable. His coaching will definitely push you, but it’ll be more focused and methodical while not constantly draining you. Awesome coach!
Stephen is very knowledgeable and patient. You can tell that he has a deep passion for running as well as making his students better. It has been the upmost privilege working him thus far and I know it will only get better!!
Coach Stephen was amazing. Very thorough assessment and explained each step in detail. The feedback he provided was priceless and he included links to all relevant exercises and related documentation so I could really put his advice into action.
Amazing coach. Very knowledgeable and really helpful with all aspects of running. Highly recommend for any type of runner. If you have never run in your life and need to get better looking to run marathons, he does it all!