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Aaron Ladd

Aaron Ladd

 

  • Coaching Background

Aaron began his coaching career working as an assistant coach for Lexington High School in Massachusetts. Aaron designed workouts for middle distance and distance runners racing between 400meters and 2 miles. Aaron has coached several individuals to improve their 2mile personal best times by over 30seconds. Coach Ladd coached the team to a runner-up finish in the state championship, and helped guide the winning mile relay team. He also served as an assistant coach for the women's track program at the University of Iowa.

 

  • Coaching Certification:

USA Track & Field - Level I

 

  • Coaching Philosophy:

As a coach I believe it is my responsibility to provide three important elements to any individual hoping to improve as a runner. First, I must provide an organized training plan that incorporates individual improvement while maintaining health. Second, I need to effectively communicate objectives and goals of workouts for individuals so that there is minimal confusion between athlete and coach about expected outcomes of the training. Finally, I believe it is essential for myself to provide energy and motivation for athletes. While all runners are intrinsically motivated to improve, it is sometimes necessary for a little extra push from a coach that you can trust.”

 

  • Education:

B.A. Government (St. Lawrence University)

M.A. Urban and Regional Planning (University of Iowa)

 

  • Writing Background

"What Makes a Running City?" - Running Times (May 2008)

 

  • Running Background

Aaron was a Varsity member of the Cross Country and Track teams at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY during his four years there. Aaron was named the team’s most improved runner twice during his career and finished first team all-conference Cross Country his senior year. Aaron has finished 7 marathons with 6 top 20 finishes throughout the US and Canada, including 2nd place finishes at the North Olympic Discovery Marathon (2009) and 3rd place finish at the Missoula Montana (2010) races.