About Lindsey

RRCA Certified Running Coach, Lindsey Young

RRCA Certified Running Coach, Lindsey Young

 

My name is Lindsey.

I’m a long time runner from southern California who loves helping others! I’m a clinical social worker by day (i.e. a therapist), with a great passion for running on the side! Like many other runners, I started running as a way to get in shape for soccer. I discovered that not only was I a better runner than I was soccer player, but I also enjoyed running so much more. Thus started my 21-plus year love affair with running (spoiler alert: we aren’t breaking up any time soon!). I ran cross country and track all four years in high school and went on to run all 4 years in college at UCSD. After graduating college, I needed something to motivate me to keep running and stay in shape (aside from friendly competition with my former teammates), so I signed up for a marathon. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven’t stopped since.

I coached myself over the next 10 years, running 10 marathons in that time and making my way from a 3:16 to a 2:57.  After running a sub 3, I spent over a year battling injury, with several months of not running and many more months of run/walking. After this, I decided to hire a coach. I knew a coach would help me get to that next level and help me prevent injury. After working with a coach, I was able to drop another 5 minutes off my time getting down to a 2:52. After 14 marathons, I am now chasing the elusive 2:50 barrier.

Over the last 12 years, I’ve spent time giving friends and acquaintances training plans for anything from a 5k to marathon.  I found myself getting just as excited for my “athletes” successes and accomplishments as I was for my own. I realized that I saw more potential in them, than they often did in themselves, and it made me so happy to be able to help instill this belief in themselves. in 2018, I became RRCA certified to expand on what I’ve already learned over my life long running career. I’m excited to help athletes work towards their goals and meet their full potential as runners!

- Lindsey

 

Long Beach, CA