WCRC Coach Mike McCormick is a USATF certified coach with experience coaching cross-country at the college, high school and youth levels. He has coached both adults and youth for the WCRC for 12 years, and has 20 years of experience at Newburyport High coaching sprinters, jumpers and hurdlers.
Mike also has over 30 years of experience as a competitive runner including over 50 marathons – 2012 saw his 30th Boston. His PRs include: 5K – 15:54; 5mile – 26:22; 10mi – 55:45; Mt. Wash. – 1:14; marathon – 2:44.
Coaching Philosophy: A belief in realistic, sustainable training. No runner wants to be injured and we all want to improve. Most runners are in it for the long haul. So a tough balance must be struck. With this in mind workouts will always be prescribed within the context of the rest of your running week/life as well as your athletic background. Dynamic warm-up and cool-down activities will be demonstrated and recommended for some.