My name is Ryan Tracy and I am a senior distance runner from St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights. Last spring was my first season of running varsity track, and I was able to put together a quality first season, pushing me to give up my lifelong passion of football and instead join the cross country team. I could not make this quick transition alone, so I am extremely lucky I found such a knowledgeable coach in Coach Ron. Upon first meeting Coach Ron, my mom and I knew he was the right coach to bring out the best results from me because he had answers for all my questions and believed in me from the start. Coach Ron’s ability to walk the line of maximum results training without overworking me was nothing short of amazing since I was so inexperienced at the beginning of the summer. Coach Ron told me the first day I met him that he was going to build a strong foundation for me during the summer, and he stressed that I needed to be patient for the results I would see at the end of the cross country season. He was a man of his word. The whole season I consistently dropped time from race to race culminating with an 8th place finish in the MN Class AA State Meet and 18th place at the Nike Heartland Regional Championship in Sioux Falls, SD. I do not think there are many coaches out there with training programs that can bring a runner who had never ran a 5k prior to July of 2017 to a medalist at the state meet in November of 2017. My 5k personal record of 15:25 is not something I could have achieved without working with Coach Ron. The aspect of Coach Ron’s training I appreciate most is that there is nothing overly complicated about it. Every workout can be completed as long as you are committed and put your trust in Coach Ron
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