Ask An Expert
“You have to be willing to allow someone else to peel back the layers”
Bree is the definition of a jack of all trades. Bree is a personal trainer, running coach, nutritionist, and ultra runner on top of being a wife, mother and competitive athlete. With a collection of impressive wins under her belt that she achieved throughout the years, the prestigious title of 2016 USA Track and Field Female Masters Mountain Ultrarunner of the Year (Pacific Division), and earning the USATF Female Masters National 50km Trail Championship in the same year, it is safe to say Bree is a force to be reckoned with.
What made you decide to pursue coaching?
What areas of coaching do you cover and what exactly do certain ones do?
Is there a specific place to start with coaching?
Bree: You know, it really is interesting because a lot of people have a different view on where to start, and it typically is always a little different than my view. I don’t think people in general are willing to peel back the layers to the degree that I have them look at. I love when people are ambitious and come to me with goals but I also like to be realistic to get them started on the road to a successful journey. I like to start a little smaller and progress through the stages, I think often times we tend to think we know what is best but a benefit of having a coach is to be able to take a step back and look at your history and all of these other areas that you might not be willing to look into at first, and then use a more realistic perspective of what your ultimate goal is.
What are some other benefits to having a coach?
Does coaching an advance level runner vs an entry level runner change the way you do your job?
What keeps you motivated to coach others on their fitness or running journey?
If there was one thing you wanted people without a coach to know about coaching what would that be?
Bree Lambert sounded so passionate and excited when discussing her career as a coach. In a previous blog I listed some beginner tips for entry level runners and after this conversation I would add coaching to that list indefinitely. The benefits of having a coach from the most entry level to the highest caliber of fitness are uncountable. Have you had a coach? What has made your experience with coaches enjoyable? Comment and we can discuss.