Today I am going a few easy miles with Rhandi Orme.
Along with raising 4 children, Rhandi also makes the time to train for ultra marathons and IronMan triathlons.
As if that weren’t enough, she is also a running coach and is passionate about helping her clients in reaching their goals.
Strength With Variety
Whether it be trails, roads, swimming, or biking, Rhandi loves it all.
She felt her strongest while training to be a triathlete and won her first two 50ks during her IronMan training.
The cross-training made her a more well-rounded and injury proof athlete.
While she loves the trails and ultra distances, she is not ready to give up the road.
The most recent Boston marathon re-ignited her to go for a sub 3:10 marathon.
She also isn’t ruling out a 100k or 100-miler in the upcoming year.
While Rhandi was not always a runner, she has always had a strong competitive streak and a need to challenge herself.
Testing Her Limits
Standing on a start line, regardless of race or distance, Rhandi always knows she can finish.
Her training for each race is reflected in her goals.
Running the Leadville 50 miler this summer is another example of how Rhandi doesn’t shy away from a challenge.
Currently living well below altitude, she is making adjustments to train for the mountainous race.
Her training may not be perfect, but she is doing the best she can with what she has available to prepare.
As a running coach, it is her goal to help her athletes do the same.
Knowledge Is Power
Rhandi has an extensive background in exercise science including several certifications.
Her passion for movement has naturally extended into coaching and working with both adults and youth.
Adult runners could benefit from how kids approach running and being coached.
- Be more open-minded. Kids rarely put limits on what they can do.
- Have a willingness to put your trust into your coach.
Working in the field for 15 years has taught Rhandi that the little things really do matter.
- Dynamic warm-up before a run
- Post-run stretching
- Foam Rolling
- Band Work
If fitting in the “little things” is problematic, run fewer miles to make the time.
Nutrition is another underrated area.
Much like everything else with running and life, it is not one size fits all.
All these little extras go a long way to making a more well-rounded, injury-proof runner.
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