About Me

I love sport, fitness and health and wellness. I’ve participated pretty much in every sport on the planet (well except maybe curling!). I have been involved in the sport of triathlon for almost 30 years. I have raced as a professional triathlete and been a full-time coach and owned several small business related to sport, wellness, and fitness. I have owned two large endurance coaching businesses (OutRival Racing and Mach 5 Racing), a Health and Wellness Business (True Health and Wellness), a Ballroom Dance Business (Texas Dance Coach…long time ago!) and I currently co-own a small Race Management business (Get Set Race Productions).

I have had the privilege of coaching over a dozen pro triathletes, a high performance junior triathlon team, 100s of IRONMAN finishers and everything in-between! I reside in the Woodlands, Texas with my husband and two daughters.

Business/Contact Info

Founder/Owner MACH 5 RACING
Owner TRUE Health and Wellness
Co-Owner Get Set Race Productions
Official Coach IRONMAN Texas and Texas 70.3 (3X)

My Background

Certifications
USA Triathlon Level 2 Coach and Education Presenter
USA Triathlon Youth and Junior High Performance Team Coach
USAT Race Director
USA Track and Field Level 1
USAT Official
IRONMAN University Coach
ISSA Certified Sport Nutritionist
F.I.S.T. Bike Fitting Specialist
USA Cycling Level 3
Personal Fitness Trainer (ASCM), expired
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Personal Athlete Records
IRONMAN: 9:51:58
IRONMAN 70.3: 4:32:43
Olympic Triathlon: 2:02:271.
5K Open Water Swim: 21:20
40K Cycling Time Trial: 58:29
800m Run: 2:12
1500m Run: 4:34
Indoor Mile Run: 4:53
5K Run: 16:22
10K Run: 35:58
1/2 Marathon: 1:23:09
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Education (Rice University and Air Force Academy)
BS in Civil Engineering, BA in Environmental Engineering, BA in Policy Studies; Masters work in Engineering, PhD (without Dissertation) in Government in Political Theory and Quantitative Analysis (UofH/Rice hybrid program)
Current studies:  Biomedicine/Nutrition Degree through the American School of Natural Health. American School of Sport Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
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Athlete/Coaching Stats

Michelle has been an avid athlete her whole life and also has a strong passion to help other athletes reach their dreams and goals. She has been a full-time coach in triathlon, cycling, and running for over a decade. As an athlete, Michelle is a 3X NCAA All-American Cross-Country and Track athlete from the U.S. Air Force Academy and Rice University. She has raced triathlons since 1991 and raced as a professional triathlete for several years. Michelle’s accolades include USAT National AG Champion, Long-Course Duathlon National Champion, Hvyee 5150 Amateur Elite National Champion, and 2-Time Kona IRONMAN World Championship Qualifier (with a 10:18 Kona finish time). She also still holds the current Texas State Record for the 40K Individual Time Trial.

Michelle’s coaching resume includes helping elite triathletes reach professional and AG Podiums, the Hyvee 5150 Pro World Championship, USAT Collegiate National Podiums, USAT National Podiums and more! Michelle’s coaching passion also includes working with elite level junior athletes. She coaches multiple Youth National Champions and has led a USAT High Performance Team to a top-20 ranking in the nation for several years. She was founder and owner of a triathlon coaching team that was the two-time IRONMAN TriClub World Champions. She owned and managed a team of over 20 coaches and 300+ athletes for many years.

Michelle is also passionate about overall health and wellness and is the founder and owner of TRUE Health and Wellness, a business that seeks to help athletes and non-athletes stay healthy and fit. Current or Former Pros Michelle has had the privilege to coach include Sarah Hankla, Grace Benes, Liz Baugher, Todd Teren, Michael Arishita, Scott Wilkinson, Matt Hanson, Whitney Burdzilauskas, Derek Yorek, Mandy Heintz (USA Cycling Team).

 

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