McMillan Training and Coaching

 
 

"I've tried them all and McMillan is the best of the best."

Bonnie L
Tired of blindly following a generic training program from a book or the internet? Wish you had something created just for you? Want a program designed by a world-class coach? We're happy to now offer a fully personalized training program based on your needs and for whatever race distance you need. Cookie-cutter programs just aren't good enough for you. You deserve the best and we look forward to creating your program for you.

Training Plans

STEP 1: SELECT YOUR PROGRAM - We'll build you an individualized program for any distance between 800 meters to 100 miles. No matter your age or experience level, we have a program for you.

800m to 2M
5K to 8K
8K to 15K
Half-Marathon (15K to 25K)
Marathon
Base Fitness Plan
High School Off-Season Plan
New Runner Plan
Chicago Marathon
Marine Corps Marathon
New York City Marathon
Boston Marathon
 ElliptiGO-Integrated Plan

STEP 2: SELECT YOUR PROGRAM LENGTH - Determine the number of weeks before your race, allowing 1-2 weeks to receive your program. If you need to rebuild fitness, we recommend 12-24 weeks.

4 weeks $59.99
8 weeks $79.99
12 weeks $99.99
16 weeks $125.99
20 weeks $150.99
24 weeks $175.99
STEP 3: SPECIAL OFFERS - COMPLETE YOUR RUNNING TOOLBOX - Stay injury-free, improve your form and maximize your potential with these recommended training tools.

McMillan Coaching Philosophy

  • We believe a customized program is better than a generic program.
  • We believe a coach is a trusted partner in your quest to be better.
  • We believe all runners deserve the same personal attention and expert advice that the world's best runners receive.
As a result, we offer two programs for runners like you - training plans and personal coaching. Each option is detailed above. Review them and let us know how we can help you as you work toward your goals.

Select your program above - based on your target event as well as the length of time until the race. After paying, you'll fill out the athlete questionnaire. This questionnaire will gather complete information on you, your training and racing history as well as your goals. We'll do a complete evaluation of your previous training and racing. We'll determine your strengths and weaknesses as a runner. We'll evaluate your goals and determine how to best advance you toward them. If necessary, we'll follow-up to gather more details or get clarification.

Lastly, we'll design and build a fully customized program just for you. Using the training principles that have led to the successes you've read about on this website, your program will gradually but progressively guide you toward your race(s). It will include any tune-up races you have as well as vacations/work travel, etc. - a fully personalized training plan. You'll train optimally and avoid the pitfalls that come with following a generic program. You'll become a better runner. Period.

Once the design step is completed (usually taking 1-2 weeks), your new program is emailed to you along with other helpful worksheets, charts, tips and tricks. Then, you're off and running (literally) toward your goals!

  1. What's the difference between Personal Coaching and Training Plans? The key difference between Personal Coaching and Training Plans is interaction. With Personal Coaching, you have UNLIMITED contact with your very own personal coach. The coach/athlete relationship is vital in terms of being able to adjust a schedule as things get in the way... which they sometimes do. With Training Plans, you'll also receive a fully personalized training program based on your strengths, weaknesses and goals but interaction is limited to questions about how to implement the training program. If you need someone to adjust your program based on your results and to help strategize your race plan, then Personal Coaching is the best option.
    Training Plans Personal Coaching
    Individualized training plan
    McMillan Training Manual
    McMillan Race Strategy Guide
    McMillan Nutrition Guide
    McMillan PRO annual subscription
    Personal Online Coach
    Ongoing modifications to your plan based on results, life schedule, etc.
    Individualized race strategy sessions
    Access to our Nutrition Coach
    Unlimited emails, calls, text, Skype
    Advice on cross training, injury prevention and running form drills

  2. I'm not a fast runner, is your program right for me? You bet! We work with runners at the back, middle and front of the pack. Our only criteria is determination. If you are goal-oriented and determined to reach your goals then we're here to help, no matter what your pace.
  3. If I sign up for a Training Plan, what if something (illness, life stress, injury, pregnancy) comes up and need to take a break from the training? Should life get in the way and for whatever reason you are unable to complete the program you can always keep it and use it next time around. There are many examples of athletes who have had to cut a program short but then re-used it for their next training cycle and everything went great!
  4. Do you coach ultramarathoners? You bet! Ultramarathon guru Ian Torrence is a master at helping runners conquer all distances above the marathon (and even stage races as well). Click HERE to learn more about our ultramarathon coaching program.
  5. Do you coach triathletes? Yes and no. We are happy to help multi-sport athletes with their running. However, we only help with your running. If you want a full program with all sports, then we recommend you work with a multi-sport specific coach. We will, of course, schedule the training taking into account your other activities but feel we aren't qualified to provide cycling and swimming workouts.

Would you like a coach by your side as you train for your race? Sign up for our Personal Coaching and you'll not only have an expert to plan your training but someone to talk with about race strategy, performance nutrition, injury prevention, stretching and much, much more. And best of all, communication is UNLIMITED. Call, email, text, Skype as much as you'd like. We emphasize the "personal" in personal coaching and you'll see why one of our athletes said, "I've tried them all and McMillan is the best!"

Duration Cost / Month
12 months $150 / month
9 months $175 / month
6 months $200 / month
3 months $225 / month

Click HERE for ultra running personal coaching

McMillan Coaching Philosophy

  • We believe a customized program is better than a generic program.
  • We believe a coach is a trusted partner in your quest to be better.
  • We believe all runners deserve the same personal attention and expert advice that the world's best runners receive.
As a result, we offer two programs for runners like you - training plans and personal coaching. Each option is detailed above. Review them and let us know how we can help you as you work toward your goals.

After signing up you will receive an email that contains our athlete questionnaire complete with detailed questions about YOUR training and racing history, YOUR life schedule and YOUR goals. You will be asked to email that back to us and then we will craft a truly individualized training plan based on your answers.

Your coach will be available via email, phone, text or Skype on an unlimited basis throughout your training. Your training is sent in 3-5 week blocks so that we can listen to your feedback along the way and change things as necessary. The training will come in the form of an Excel spreadsheet where you'll find the details for each and every day of the week throughout your program. No more guesswork on what to run. Just check today's date on the schedule. We also list the purpose for each workout as well as any special instructions or goals for workouts and races.

Your Part

This is the important part. Personal coaching is a two-way street. Just as we provide the training plan, we expect you to provide the feedback that will allow us to help you best. Throughout the program, we expect (and rely upon) consistent feedback (weekly or bi-weekly) via e-mail, phone, etc. Let us know the results of each key workout, race, any problems with the training, upcoming vacations, family commitments, etc. This allows us to make any necessary adjustments to the training schedule. After all, the schedule you receive is not set in stone but is a work in progress. It is modified continually based on your feedback and with the results of each workout and race so it is your responsibility to keep us updated on how the training is going.

As mentioned (and unlike other coaching programs), we don't limit the number of calls or e-mails from athletes. We wholeheartedly welcome and encourage your feedback as often as necessary, especially in the early part of the training schedule. Ask all your questions. Let us know how things are going - both physically and mentally. You are the only one who truly knows your body so we rely on your feedback to keep your program on the fast track to success.

  1. What's the difference between Personal Coaching and Training Plans? The key difference between Personal Coaching and Training Plans is interaction. With Personal Coaching, you have UNLIMITED contact with your very own personal coach. The coach/athlete relationship is vital in terms of being able to adjust a schedule as things get in the way... which they sometimes do. With Training Plans, you'll also receive a fully personalized training program based on your strengths, weaknesses and goals but interaction is limited to questions about how to implement the training program. If you need someone to adjust your program based on your results and to help strategize your race plan, then Personal Coaching is the best option.
    Training Plans Personal Coaching
    Individualized training plan
    McMillan Training Manual
    McMillan Race Strategy Guide
    McMillan Nutrition Guide
    McMillan PRO annual subscription
    Personal Online Coach
    Ongoing modifications to your plan based on results, life schedule, etc.
    Individualized race strategy sessions
    Access to our Nutrition Coach
    Unlimited emails, calls, text, Skype
    Advice on cross training, injury prevention and running form drills

  2. I'm not a fast runner, is your program right for me? You bet! We work with runners at the back, middle and front of the pack. Our only criteria is determination. If you are goal-oriented and determined to reach your goals then we're here to help, no matter what your pace.
  3. If I sign up for Personal Coaching, what if something (illness, life stress, injury, pregnancy) comes up and need to take a break from the training? Life happens and when it does, we simply put your program "on hold" until you return. You are credited for any unused weeks or months of training and your clock starts back up when you return to training.
  4. Do you coach ultramarathoners? You bet! Ultramarathon guru Ian Torrence is a master at helping runners conquer all distances above the marathon (and even stage races as well). Click HERE to learn more about our ultramarathon coaching program.
  5. Do you coach triathletes? Yes and no. We are happy to help multi-sport athletes with their running. However, we only help with your running. If you want a full program with all sports, then we recommend you work with a multi-sport specific coach. We will, of course, schedule the training taking into account your other activities but feel we aren't qualified to provide cycling and swimming workouts.

Staff


Greg McMillan, M.S. – Founder & Head Coach


  • "Greg McMillan is one of the best and smartest distance running coaches in America." – Amby Burfoot, Runner's World
  • Masters Degree in Exercise Science
  • National Trail Marathon Masters Champion
  • High School State Champion
  • Considered one of the world's best coaches for new runners, age groupers and pro runners

Twitter: @gregmcmillan
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Full Bio >

Greg McMillan is a runner, exercise scientist and coach with the unique ability to combine the science of endurance performance with the art of real-world coaching. Greg has a masters degree in Exercise Physiology where his research focused on the determining factors of distance running performance. A student of the sport since he began running in high school, he continues to apply advances in sports science to his training programs. As with his study of sports science, Greg continues to learn from the athletes and coaches of yesterday and today. He vigorously studies the great books on running and is eager to be around successful coaches and athletes to learn from their experiences. His mentors include the late, great Arthur Lydiard (who he toured with on Lydiard's last US tour), Olympic Coach Dr. Joe Vigil, world-famous Italian coach Gabrielle Rosa (who he worked under for two years), the Lydiard Foundation's Nobby Hashizume, Peak Running Performance founder Guy Avery and USA Track & Field physiologist Dr. David Martin.

Throughout his coaching career, Greg has been successful at helping a wide range of athletes. He has coached Olympians, Boston Marathon qualifiers as well as new runners through charity marathon groups. The bulk of his athletes are everyday runners balancing work, family and other commitments with their running.

Coaching Accomplishments:

Olympic Games – 2008, 2012 (alternates)
Olympic Trials – 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
World Championships – 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011
Pan American Games - 2003
10 National Champions
Over 2,000 Boston Qualifiers (and counting!)
San Diego Arthritis Foundation Joints in Motion Charity Beginner Marathon Groups
San Diego Track Club North County Coach
Alliant International University Track & Field Coach
Assistant to the Executive Director – 1996 Women's Olympic Marathon Trials
Creator of McMillan Running Calculator

Running Accomplishments & Personal Records:

800m - 1:57
1500m - 3:57
5000m - 14:55
10000m - 30:57
Half-Marathon - 1:10:28
Marathon - 2:31:58

High School State Champion – 1600m (1987)

National Champion – USATF Masters Trail Marathon (2009)

Education & Publications:

BS: Kinesiology – The University of Tennessee (with honors)
MS: Exercise Physiology – The University of South Carolina

Author – YOU (Only Faster): Training plans to help you train smarter and run faster
Author – Zap! You're a Runner! The beginning runner's guide to fun and fitness
Senior Writer – Running Times Magazine
Contributor – Competitor Magazine, Active.com
Managing Editor – Peak Running Performance
Consulting Expert: Runner's World Magazine, Running Times Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, Women's Running Magazine, Outside Magazine, Men's Health Magazine, Peak Running Performance, Oxygen Magazine, Best Life Magazine

Coaching Credentials:

USA Track & Field Certification - Level II (Endurance Specialty)
Lydiard Certified Coach – Level V (Top Level)

Social Networks:

Twitter: @gregmcmillan
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Photos:

Greg winning the 2009 Masters Trail Marathon Nation Championships

Greg winning the 2009 Masters Trail Marathon Nation Championships

On tour with coaching legend Arthur Lydiard

On tour with coaching legend Arthur Lydiard

With his family: Wife Tracy and son Angus

With his family: Wife Tracy and son Angus


Andrew Middleton – Coach


  • McMillan Coach since 2005
  • Lydiard Certified Coach
  • Enjoys working with runners of all ages and ability levels
  • NCAA All-American Distance Runner
  • We call him "Middle". You can too.

Twitter: @amiddle
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Full Bio >

Andrew has worked for McMillan Running since 2005, helping to grow its reach to runners around the world. His favorite aspect of coaching is the opportunity to work with runners of all ability levels and ages—from new runners to Boston Qualifiers to High School runners.

Andrew is a lifelong runner and student of the sport. He was an All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American distance runner for the University of Texas Longhorns, as well as First Team Academic All-Big XII in Cross Country and Track & Field. Andrew trained under Jason Vigilante while at the University of Texas and under Greg McMillan as part of his Olympic-Development Team. During that time, he learned about himself as a runner and applies this knowledge as a coach.

When not coaching, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and son as well as watching college football. Andrew is also the Elite Athlete Director for the BCS Marathon & Half-Marathon.

Running Accomplishments & Personal Records:

800m – 1:56
1500m – 3:56
5000m – 14:10
10000m – 28:54
Half-Marathon – 1:04:48

#3 All-Time, 10000m at The University of Texas
NCAA Division I Cross Country All-American (2004)
NCAA Division I National Championships 10000m Qualifier (2005, 2007)

Education & Publications:

BA: Government - The University of Texas at Austin
JD: Texas A&M University School of Law

Coaching Credentials:

Lydiard Certified Coach – Level I & II

Social Networks:

Twitter: @amiddle
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Photos:

Andrew hitting the trails in Flagstaff

Andrew hitting the trails in Flagstaff

Andrew with his family: Wife Casey, daugter Annie, and son Samuel

Andrew with his family: Wife Casey, daugter Annie, and son Samuel


Ian Torrence – Ultra Coach


  • Ultrarunning legend
  • Nearing 200 ultramarathons completed
  • Winner of over 50 ultramarathons
  • Completed 20 marathons to date
  • Expert coach for 50K – 100 milers as well as trail stage races

Twitter: @itgoesinflag
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Full Bio >

Ian has coached a wide breadth of ultrarunners. He's not only successfully guided many beginners to their first 100-mile finish, but he's managed the training of several elite runners like that of the winners of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, JFK 50 Mile, Lake Sonoma 50 Mile and the USA Track and Field 50K National Championships. If you want to run beyond the marathon, Ian can get you there – safely and successfully.

Ian ran competitively for the cross-country and track teams at Allegheny College (PA). He is a legend in the trail/ultra community having now finished over 180 ultras, over 25 of which were 100-mile races. In all, Ian has won over 50 ultramarathons.

Some of his wins include the Massanutten Mountain Trail 100 Mile Run twice and the Superior Trail 100 Mile Run. He's a two-time, top-ten finisher at the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. He's finished the JFK 50 Mile Run nineteen times, placing as high as second twice. He was part of a four-person team that won and set a course record at the Oxfam Hong Kong Trailwalker 100K in 2001.

In 2002, he completed the Grand Slam of Ultramarathons by finishing Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, Vermont 100 Mile, Leadville Trail 100 Mile, and the Wasatch Front 100 Mile in a single summer. Along with his partner, assistant coach Emily Harrison, he captured the Team Open Mixed Division at the PepsiCo TransRockies Run 6-Day.

When Ian isn't coaching he spends his time race directing three southwestern favorites: Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line 100 Mile & Relay, Gaspin' In The Aspen 15K/5K, and Bootlegger 50K/25K.

Running Accomplishments & Personal Records:

Marathon: 2:42:49 (road)
50 Kilometer: 3:20:29 (road), 3:21:57 (trail)
50 Mile: 6:09:27 (trail)
100 Kilometer: 7:35:07 (road), 8:49:53 (trail)
100 Mile: 16:38:08 (trail)
TransRockies Run 6-Day (120 miles) 18:47:44

Education:

BS: Biology - Allegheny College (PA)

Coaching Credentials:

McMillan Running Coach

Social Networks:

Twitter: @itgoesinflag
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Photos:

Ian doing what he does best!

Ian doing what he does best!

Cover boy

Cover boy


Andrew Lemoncello – Coach & Resident Olympian


  • One of Scotland's most versatile runners ever
  • 4x UK National Champion
  • 23x Scottish Champion
  • 2008 Olympian
  • Lydiard Certified Coach
  • RRCA Certified Coach
  • His wife calls him Andrew. We call him "Lemon".

Twitter: @lemonruns
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Full Bio >

Since he started working with McMillan Running, he has helped hundreds of athletes achieve Boston Qualifiers, new PRs from 800m up to Ultra distances and worked with runners who have represented their country. He enjoys working with runners of all abilities and has extensive knowledge on helping injured runners to stay fit and return from injury after having focusing some of his studies on cross training. Andrew also helps out with our running camps where he leads core training sessions, form and warm-up drills as well as being on our panel of experts who provide advise and answer questions to help each runner become the best athlete they can be.

An accomplished runner himself, he has been an international athlete since he was 15 years old having represented his country in cross country, track, road running and mountain running. Having won many national titles and distinctions in distance running in his home country of Scotland, he moved to the USA to take up a scholarship at Florida State University. He thrived under the team training environment and helped FSU to win back to back team national track and field titles by placing 4th in 2006 and 2nd in 2007 in the 3,000m Steeplechase.

After graduation, Andrew joined forces with Greg McMillan to be a part of the McMillan Elite team. A year after working with Greg, he was selected to represent the UK in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a lifetime dream. He then decided to focus on longer distances, which he did with great success running some of the fastest times ever by a Scottish athlete. In 2010 he made his marathon debut and placed 8th in the London Marathon. That same year, Greg brought Andrew on as part of his coaching staff to use his experience to help runners of all abilities to become better athletes.

Andrew has a wife, Julie and daughter Isla, who was born in 2013. Isla was diagnosed with Down's Syndrome and with all the support that they received, Andrew wanted to give back to those who had helped them so much. Just a few months after Isla was born, Andrew set a Treadmill Half Marathon World Record (running 67.29) and with the help of McMillan Running, raised $34,000 for the National Down Syndrome Society.

Running Accomplishments & Personal Records:

1,500m – 3.45
3,000m Steeplechase – 8.22 (2nd Fastest Scot All Time)
5,000m – 13.33 (5th Fastest Scot All Time)
5km Road – 13.59
10,000m – 27.57 (3rd Fastest Scot All Time)
10km Road – 28.47
Half Marathon – 63.00 (5th Fastest Scot All Time)
Marathon – 2.13.40 (8th Fastest Scot All Time)

Education:

BA: Sports Studies – University of Stirling
BS: Sports Management – Florida State University

Coaching Credentials:

McMillan Running Coach
Lydiard Certified Coach – Level I & II
RRCA Certified Coach

Social Networks:

Twitter: @lemonruns
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Photos:

Andrew cometes in the Commonwealth Games

Andrew competes in the Commonwealth Games

Andrew with his family: Wife Julie, daughter Isla

Andrew with his family: Wife Julie, daughter Isla

Cover boy

Cover boy


Annika Braun – Coach


  • McMillan Running Coach
  • Degree in Exercise Science
  • Lydiard Certified Coach
  • Mother Runner
  • Specialties include running while pregnant (and after!), food allergies, injury prevention techniques

Twitter: @annika_braun
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Full Bio >

Annika has worked for Greg since 2012. Her favorite aspect of coaching is watching the long-term progression of athletes – watching them achieve things they never dreamed possible. Since she struggled with injuries for so long she believes that consistency and hard work are the key to getting where you want to be and encourages her athletes to make the most of every day and have fun. Annika has coached at the high school level, been a personal trainer and successfully worked with athletes training for the mile up to the marathon.

Annika grew up in the small town of Mendocino in Northern California where she played competitive soccer and later fell in love with running. She ran for Western State College of Colorado but struggled with injuries during that time due to celiac disease and endocrine disorders but has since improved her health and continues to train and compete.

While at Western State she was an all conference and all region athlete multiple times and made All American in cross country. Through her passion and desire to help others reach their goals and be a good teammate she found that her true love is coaching.

Annika's husband, Aaron Braun ran for Adams State and now is a top US runner for Adidas. Under Greg McMillan in 2012 he was 5th in the Olympic Trials 10k. They welcomed their first child into the world in Oct 2011 and since then she has won most of the races she has run. When not coaching, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and daughter, gluten free baking, hiking and spending time near any body of water.

Running Accomplishments & Personal Records:

Mile (indoor): 5:07
3K (indoor): 10:17
5K (Indoor): 17:10
5K (road): 17:35
8K (road): 30:06
10k(road, altitude): 38:02
Half Marathon (altitude): 1:24

Education:

BS: Physiology and Health and Wellness, minor in coaching – Western State College

Coaching Credentials:

McMillan Running Coach
Lydiard Certified Coach Level I & II

Social Networks:

Twitter: @annika_braun
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Photos:

Fast Mother Runner!

Fast Mother Runner!

With husband Aaron and daughter MacKenzie

With husband Aaron and daughter MacKenzie


Ben Rosario – Coach


  • 2-time Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier
  • Lifetime best of 4:03 in the mile and 2:18 in the marathon
  • Head Coach- Northern Arizona Elite professional distance running team
  • Coaches every level from beginners to youth to high school to professional

Twitter: @benrosario1
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Full Bio >

Ben Rosario is the head coach of Northern Arizona Elite, a professional distance running team in Flagstaff, Ariz. The team has won multiple National Championships and produced world class times including a 1:01 half marathon (Matt Llano), a 2:12 marathon (Jordan Chipangama) and a 15:21 5k (Kellyn Johnson).

He has also coached everyone from middle and high schoolers to complete beginners. Ben's accomplishments in the running industry include co-founding Big River Running Company in Saint Louis, Mo, directing the USA Cross Country Championships in 2012 and 2013 and directing the Nike Festival of Miles charity track meet. His own running career included PRs of 4:03 for the mile and 2:18 for the marathon.

When not coaching, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jen and daughter Addison and cheering for all St. Louis sports teams.

Coaching Accomplishments:

World Championships Half Marathon – 2014
World Championships Marathon- 2013
Olympic Trials Qualifiers 2012 – three (800, marathon-2)
USA National Champions- two (cross country, 25k)
Canadian National Champions- one (cross country)

Running Accomplishments & Personal Records:

Mile – 4:03
3000m – 8:18
10000m – 29:44
Half-Marathon - 1:06:05
Marathon - 2:18:53
2nd place- 2005 USA Marathon Championships

2-Time Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier
NCAA Division II All American

Running Industry Accomplishments:

Head Coach/President- Northern Arizona Elite (2014 to present)
Meet Director Nike Festival of Miles (2008 to present)
GO! St. Louis Elite Athlete Coordinator (2013 to present)
Meet Director USA Cross Country Championships (2012 & 2013)
Co-Founder/Co-Owner- Big River Running Company (2006-2012)
Special Events Coordinator- GO! St. Louis (2005-2006)

Consulting Expert: Runner's World Magazine, Running Times Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, Women's Running Magazine, Outside Magazine, Men's Health Magazine, Peak Running Performance, Oxygen Magazine, Best Life Magazine

Coaching Credentials:

McMillan Running Coach
Lydiard Certified Coach – Level I & II

Social Networks:

Twitter: @benrosario1
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Web:

Photos:

Ben finishing second at the 2005 USA Marathon Championships

Ben finishing second at the 2005 USA Marathon Championships

With his two National Champions - Amy Van Alstine (XC) & Kellyn Taylor (25K)

With his two National Champions - Amy Van Alstine (XC) & Kellyn Taylor (25K)

With wife Jen and daughter Addison

With wife Jen and daughter Addison


Stephanie Del Giorgio – Coach


  • Masters mother runner
  • Boston veteran
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • RRCA & Lydiard Certified Coach

Twitter: @FLGMassage
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Full Bio >

Stephanie discovered her passion for running at the age of 32, after the birth of her first daughter, and set her sights on running a marathon. She successfully trained and qualified for the Boston Marathon. She continues to run and race, setting and achieving one goal at a time, but Stephanie mostly enjoys the camaraderie of the sport and watching others achieve their goals.

As with many of our McMillan Running trained athletes, Stephanie manages a career, a family, and an energetic desire to improve as a runner. Because she developed her love of running later in life, Stephanie is able to connect with the McMillan athletes who have discovered their passion for running in adulthood. She also connects with those athletes faced with challenges stemming from conditions such as asthma, hypothyroidism, chronic injuries, etc. Stephanie enthusiastically shares her joy of running by motivating others to make the most of their ability and to make their running dreams a reality!

Stephanie's 15-year career as a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in sports massage continues to afford her the opportunity to work with runners of all levels on a weekly basis, including several professional runners. Having worked with coaches, physical therapists, trainers, chiropractors and physicians to help athletes address injuries, mechanical issues and rehabilitation schedules, Stephanie has gained valuable experience in identifying and resolving common, and not so common, running injuries. Stephanie's experience helping athletes train at the highest levels while managing the critical balance between injury and wellness through her bodywork knowledge is her greatest asset to McMillan Running's athletes.

Stephanie enjoys a very fulfilled family life. She is in constant motion with her family of two daughters (Alexis and Ashley), husband (Marty), two stepchildren and their spouses (Mark and Laura, Shannen and Brian) and her three grandchildren (Kaya, Landon and Aiden)!

Running Accomplishments & Personal Records:

5K - 22:08
8K - 36:44
10K - 46:56
Half-Marathon - 1:43
Marathon - 3:32 (Boston Qualifier)

Education:

BSBA: Northern Arizona University, Magna Cum Laude
LMT: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
RM: Healing Arts Connection
CCT: International Cupping Therapy Association

Coaching Credentials:

McMillan Running Coach
Lydiard Certification – Level I & II
RRCA Coaching Certification

Social Networks:

Twitter: @FLGMassage
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Photos:

Racing Boston

Racing Boston

Frequent flyer with pilot husband Marty

Frequent flyer with pilot husband Marty

With family

With family


Jonny Wilson – Coach


  • Lydiard Certified Coach
  • Training for US Olympic Marathon Trials
  • Coach for new runners, Boston hopefuls, middle distance & high school runners

Twitter: @theblazinwind
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Full Bio >

Jonny ran Division I Cross-Country and Track & Field at the University of Richmond (VA) under the guidance of Steve Taylor. In 2010, he helped the Spiders earn the program's first Atlantic 10 Conference title and first NCAA Championship appearance. Upon graduating in 2011, Jonny began seeking out the many different training programs and philosophies of successful coach's and elite athletes in an effort to become the best possible distance runner he could. He became intrigued by Greg McMillan's work published in Running Times Magazine and followed Greg's 10k build-up training to "The Best 10k Workout," as well as Greg's "Workouts for Your Better Half (Marathon)" to help lead him to big PR's in both events.

Shortly after these races, Jonny visited Flagstaff to get a taste of altitude training and met Greg for the first time. Six months later, Jonny joined McMillan Running to coach under Greg and share his passion for the sport with runners, new and old, all over the world to empower them to accomplish their goals and chase down their dreams. Jonny is continuing to run and is focusing on longer distances in an effort to reach his goal of qualifying for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.

Running Accomplishments & Personal Records:

800m – 2:00
1500m – 4:00
3000m – 8:32
5000m – 14:51
5k (Road) – 14:53
5-Mile (Road) – 24:20
10000m – 30:28
10k (Road) – 30:26
Half-Marathon – 1:05:25

Education:

BA: English minors in Creative Writing & Religion - The University of Richmond

Coaching Credentials:

McMillan Running Coach
Lydiard Certified Coach – Level I & II

Social Networks:

Twitter: @theblazinwind
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Photos:

Chasing the Olympic Dream!

Chasing the Olympic Dream!


Katie McGee – Coach


  • Masters Mother Runner
  • Three-Time Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier
  • World Cup 100K Team Member
  • Successful with high school to ultramarathoners

Twitter: @gofastmcgee
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

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Katherine McGee has been competing as a national class road racer for nearly twenty years. As a mother of three and full-time teacher, she understands the desire to compete at the highest level possible while managing life, family, and work. She is currently enjoying success as a master’s competitor and is hoping to qualify for her fourth Olympic Trials Marathon.

Throughout her coaching career, Katie has trained a wide range of athletes. She has coached junior high and high school runners, beginners just hoping to complete a 5 or 10K race, first time and veteran marathon and half–marathoners, and Boston Marathon qualifiers.

Katherine enjoys watching her two teenagers run cross-country and track. Meanwhile, she is busy coaching baby Owen who is working hard at learning to crawl.

Coaching Accomplishments:

Boston Qualifiers
Lake Superior College "Marathon Training" Course
North Star Academy Cross-Country Coach
MNSCU Office of the Chancellor "Running and Wellness" Course

Running Accomplishments & Personal Records:

1500m – 4:35
5000m – 17:01
10000m - 35:20
Half-Marathon - 1:17:56
Marathon - 2:42:33
Big Sky Conference Champion– 5000 and 10000 (1996)
Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier (2000, 2004, 2012)

USATF World Cup 100K Team (2005)

Education:

BA: English – Montana State University
MA: English Literature and Creative Writing – Northern Arizona University

Coaching Credentials:

McMillan Running Coach

Social Networks:

Twitter: @gofastmcgee
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Photos:

Katie mixing it up on the track with McMillan Elite

Katie mixing it up on the track with McMillan Elite

Her fast teenagers Phoebe and Eli. Taken after a sprint finish in the mile. They tied!!

Her fast teenagers Phoebe and Eli. Taken after a sprint finish in the mile. They tied!!

With Rob and new baby Owen

With Rob and new baby Owen


Matt Llano – Coach


  • Training for 2016 Olympic Trials
  • World Half-Marathon Team
  • Passion for helping others achieve their goals
  • Lydiard Certified Coach

Twitter: @mattllano
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

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Matt initially started running in high school as a way to stay in shape for soccer, but quickly realized his passion for the sport and made a transition to full-time runner his junior year. He began to flourish at the collegiate level, where he ran for the University of Richmond and earned three degrees: Psychology (B.S.), Latin American & Iberian Studies (B.A.), and Theatre (B.A.). While at UR, Matt was a Division I All-American and led the Spiders to the NCAA Championship in 2010, a first for the team. On the track he ran 14:00 for 5,000 meters and 28:43 for 10,000 meters.

Always hungry for more, Matt decided to pursue running as a career upon graduation in 2011. Though he was struck by an SUV during a training run in the summer of 2011, he showed his resilience and debuted at the half marathon distance in Houston less than five months later, running 63:26 - a promising start to a professional career. Shortly thereafter, he relocated to Flagstaff, Arizona and was one of the founding athletes with Northern Arizona Elite, a professional training group coached by Ben Rosario. After a number of top-10 finishes at US Championship events in 2012 and 2013, he started off 2014 with a breakthrough performance at the U.S. Half Marathon Championship, where he placed 5th overall in a time of 61 minutes and 47 seconds. During that race, he also set personal bests for 15k (43:40), 10 miles (46:50), and 20k (58:33) and qualified to represent Team USA at the 2014 World Half Marathon Championship in Denmark. There he placed 35th, covering the distance in 62 minutes and 24 seconds.

Matt is a recent addition to the McMillan Running coaching staff and is excited to use his experiences to help runners of all ages and ability levels to achieve their goals.

Running Accomplishments & Personal Records:

5,000m – 14:00.01 (2011)
10,000m – 28:43.3 (2011)
12k – 34:49 (2013)
15k – 43:40 (2014)
10 Miles – 46:50 (2014)
20k – 58:33 (2014)
Half Marathon – 1:01:47 (2014)

Education & Publications:

BS: Psychology – University of Richmond
BA: Latin American & Iberian Studies – University of Richmond
BA: Theater– University of Richmond

Coaching Credentials:

Lydiard Certified Coach – Level I & II

Social Networks:

Twitter: @MattLlano
Instagram: @MattLlano
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Web:

Photos:

Matt represented Team USA at the World Half-Marathon Championships

Matt represented Team USA at the World Half-Marathon Championships


Emily Harrison – Coach


  • US 50K National Champion
  • 2:32 Marathon PR
  • Olympic Trials Marathoner
  • World 100K Team
  • All-American at University of Virginia
  • High School State Champion

Twitter: @GloriaBee
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Full Bio >

Emily ran for the cross country and track teams at the University of Virginia. After graduation she joined Adidas-McMillanElite and trained under Coach Greg McMillan. Under Greg's guidance, Emily qualified, at the 2011 Twin Cities Marathon (2:32:55), and competed in the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials.

In 2012, Emily entered her first ultramarathon and placed second in the prestigious JFK 50 Mile (6:17). She followed that up with a course record at Moab's Red Hot 55K (4:24). From her JFK performance, Emily was selected to the 2013 100k World Team and placed 7th female (26th overall) at the 2013 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. She is currently running for the Adidas Ultra Team and lives in Flagstaff, AZ.

Running Accomplishments & Personal Records:

800m – 2:18
Mile – 4:46 (indoors)
5000m – 16:16 (indoors)
10000m – 33:23
Half-Marathon - 1:15
Marathon - 2:32:55 
50k (road) – 3:15
50M (trail) – 6:17
100M (trail) – 20:21

High School State Champion – Cross Country (2003) and 3200m (2002 and 2004) and School Record Holder
Three-time All-American at University of Virginia
2011 Twin Cities Marathon, 3rd Place; 2:32.55 (personal record)
11th USA Cross Country Championships Senior race (8k), February 2010 –
Qualified for NACAC
Bronze Individual Medal and Gold Team Medal at 2010 NACAC Cross Country Championships
9th place USA 20km Championships

Ultra Accomplishments:

2012 JFK 50 Miler, 2nd place; 6:17:16 (2nd best course time)
2013 Moab’s Red Hot 55k, 1st Place & Course Record; 4:24:02
2013 Western States 100 Mile Run, 7th Place
2013 USATF 50k Trail Championships (Bootlegger 50k), 2nd Place
2013 JFK 50 Miler, 1st Place
2014 USATF 50k Road Championships, 1st Place, Course Record and 2nd best North American road 50k time in history; 3:15:00
2014 Lake Sonoma 50 mile, 1st Place and Course Record; 7:26:15
2014 100k World Team Member

Education & Publications:

BS: Environmental Science with Minor in Conservation - The University of Virginia

Social Networks:

Twitter: @GloriaBee
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Photos:

Emily in her debut ultra: 2012 JFK 50 Mile

Emily in her debut ultra: 2012 JFK 50 Mile

With her training partner, Super Bee.

With her training partner, Super Bee.

Cover girl

Cover girl


Jake Puzey – Coach


  • High School State Champion Coach
  • Champion Ultra Trail Runner
  • USATF Certified Coach
  • IAAF Certified Coach
  • Works with high school runners & coaches up to ultramarathoners

Twitter: @coachjacobpuzey
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Full Bio >

Jacob Puzey is a runner and coach interested in helping others optimize their athletic potential while balancing work, family, and other life commitments.

By most standards, Jacob's running career did not start well. After nearly a year of training, he only managed to work his way up to #14 on his high school's JV cross country team as a freshman. However, through consistent training, Jacob earned a spot on the varsity team the following year and eventually won races and broke school records.

Jacob walked-on to the cross country team at NJCAA powerhouse, Ricks College, winning back-to-back NJCAA Cross Country Championships team titles in 2000 and 2001. He worked as a track coach and track meet director at BYU-Idaho before continuing his education and athletic career at NCAA DII school BYU-Hawaii where he broke school records in the 5K and 8K and led his team to two Pac-West Conference titles. Since BYU-Hawaii only had a cross country team, Jacob volunteered to coach the track team at the local high school, Kahuku, leading the team to its first state track title and several school and state records.

Upon completing his undergraduate degree, Jacob was asked to return to his Alma Mater, Hermiston High School, in rural Eastern Oregon to coach cross country and track. Desperate for guidance, he turned to mentors who directed him to McMillan Running. Each year saw Hermiston athletes on the podium at the state track & cross country championships, culminating with the school's first individual state champions in 800m, 1500m, and 3,000m in 2007 and the first state cross country team title in 2010. Before departing Oregon, every school record from 800m to 5,000m was broken.

Jacob applied McMillan Running principles to his own training and that of his wife, Jen, helping him break 2:30 for the marathon and helping Jen improve her 5K from 20:50 to 16:41.

As part of a marathon buildup in 2011, Jacob signed up for a trail 50K. He won that race and has since set numerous course records on various road and trail courses throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Jacob has gleaned coaching wisdom from each of the coaches with whom he has worked and implements their guiding training principles into his own training and the training of the athletes with whom he works.

Coaching Accomplishments:

Hawaii State Track & Field Championships - 1st in 2006, 3rd in 2005, multiple individual champions & state records
Oregon State Track & Field Championships - Individual champions in 800m, 1500m, 3,000m
Oregon State Cross Country Championships - Team Champions 2010, Top Five Teams from 2007 - 2013, Top 10 individuals 2007 - 2013
Columbia River Conference Cross Country and Track Championships - Four consecutive conference team titles in track and cross country including a perfect score - 15 points - in cross country individuals placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th in 2010.
Race Director for Columbia Corridor Corredores Race Series (Five race series to fund youth running in rural Eastern Oregon along the Columbia River).
Assistant Camp Director at Tollgate Distance Running Camp 2010 - 2013
USATF Junior Nationals Cross Country Championships - 3rd Place Team - Bowerman Athletic Club - 2013
Learn to Run Clinic Director 2014

Running Accomplishments & Personal Records:

NJCAA National Cross Country Team Champion 2000, 2001
BYU-Idaho school records in 3,000m & 5,000m
BYU-Hawaii school records in 5K & 8K
Half-Marathon - 1:09
Marathon - 2:25 Eugene Marathon & Twin Cities Marathon
3rd, 4th, & 7th at USATF 50K Trail Championships 2011, 2012, 2013
5th & 6th at XTERRA World Trail Run 2011, 2012
Course records at Hagg Lake 50K, Volcanic 50, Mt. Hood 50, Tri Cities Half Marathon, Wheatfield Half Marathon, Columbia River Power Marathon, Trail Factor 50K, and Badger Mountain Challenge 50K

Education & Publications:

BA: International Cultural Studies - Sport & Culture – Brigham Young University - Hawaii
MA: Bilingual Education - Eastern Oregon University

Contributor & Content Editor – 100milesisnotthatfar.com

Coaching Credentials:

USA Track & Field Certified Coach - Endurance Specialty Levels I, II, III (Top Level)
International Association of Athletics Federations Certification - Level V (Top Level)

Social Networks:

Twitter: @coachjacobpuzey
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Photos:

Flying along the trails

Flying along the trails

State Champions!

State Champions!

With his family: wife Jen, son Cairo, and daughter Holland.

With his family: wife Jen, son Cairo, and daughter Holland.


Jen Puzey – Camp Director


  • Exercise Science Degree
  • Coach of High School State Champions
  • Ultra Trail Runner
  • Mother Runner

Twitter: @jen_puzey
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Full Bio >

Jen Puzey is a competitive long distance runner who earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Brigham Young University-Hawaii. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA from both high school and college. She currently works as an online personal trainer, running coach, and nutrition consultant. For the past ten years she has coached high school cross country and track runners to numerous state championships. She is the mother of two, and enjoys helping other busy parents learn how to balance the demands of work, parenthood, and running. She currently trains in Flagstaff, Arizona and is coached by her husband and McMillan coach Jacob Puzey.

Coaching Accomplishments:

Hawaii State Track & Field Championships ­ 1st (2006), 3rd (2005) multiple individual champions & state records
Oregon State Track & Field Championships ­ Individual champions in 800m, 1500m, 3000m
Oregon State Cross Country Championships ­ Team Champions (2010), Top Five Teams from 2007 ­ 2013, Top 10 individuals 2007 ­ 2013
Columbia River Conference Cross Country and Track Championships ­ Four consecutive conference team titles in track and cross country including a perfect score in 2010
Assistant Race Director and co-founder of Columbia Corridor Corredores Race Series (Five race series to fund youth running in rural Eastern Oregon).
Assistant Camp Director at Tollgate Distance Running Camp 2010 ­ 2011

Running Accomplishments & Personal Records:

800m and 1500m collegiate record holder
5000m – 16:42
10000m – 34:26
Half-Marathon – 1:18
Trail Marathon -- 3:01
Trail 50K -- 4:18

Education & Publications:

BS: Exercise and Sport Science – Brigham Young University - Hawa
Senior Research Study on Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Rate of Perceived Exertion

Contributor – 100milesisnotthatfar.com

Social Networks:

Twitter: @jen_puzey
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Photos:

Post Trail Ultra – Smiles and Scars with husband Jake

Post Trail Ultra – Smiles and Scars with husband Jake

Building High School Champions

Building High School Champions

With her family: husband Jake, son Cairo, and daughter Holland

With her family: husband Jake, son Cairo, and daughter Holland


Kaley Thomas – Business & Operations Manager


  • Recreational Runner
  • Registered Yoga Instructor
  • Ensures Smooth Sailing for Runners & Coaches

Twitter: @kaleytheyogi
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Full Bio >

Kaley Thomas has been working with McMillan Running since 2012 as the Business and Operations Manager. She worked in the financial services industry for Citigroup from 2006-2012 in Charleston, SC before moving to Flagstaff, AZ for greener pastures (and taller mountains). Since coming on board with McMillan her goal has been to facilitate an easy and pleasant experience for McMillan coaches and athletes so they can focus on what they do best: running!

In May of 2014 she continued her trek westward and landed in San Diego, CA, where she currently lives, works, and plays. Kaley is also a yoga instructor with a passion for injury prevention for athletes.

In her spare time, Kaley enjoys spending time with her superhero husband Taylor, and their two dogs, Beaugard and Blarney. Together, they enjoy traveling, hiking, riding bicycles, cooking, and taking many photos of all of the above.

Education:

BS: Business Administration & Finance, Honors - College at College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Social Networks:

Twitter: @kaleytheyogi
Facebook: mcmillanrunning

Photos:

Kaley hiking with her family: Husband Taylor and dogs, Beaugard and Blarney

Kaley hiking with her family: Husband Taylor and dogs, Beaugard and Blarney

Showing off some yoga circus tricks

Showing off some yoga circus tricks

Welcome to our newest McMillan Running online coaching option - "Coaching for Coaches." This program is built specifically for high school cross country/distance running coaches looking for guidance as they work to help young athletes reach their potential.

Helping you out will be our own Ben Rosario, coach of the Northern Arizona Elite professional team, who'll be available all season to help you write your training schedule, design workouts, give advice on relating to athletes and more. 

Ben has a long history working with athletes of all ages and abilities and himself ran for one of the top high school running programs in the State of Missouri - Saint Louis University High School. He also coached at his alma mater and helped lead them to a State title in 2007.

Ben will help you incorporate all of our McMillan training philosophies into your team's workout plan and help you deal with the various issues that inevitably come up during the course of a high school season.

Duration Cost
Season $500

You’ll receive:

  • Help designing your training plans for your entire team
  • Instructions on how to adjust your training plans for different levels/groups of runners
  • Instructions on how to organize your practice
  • Building your injury-prevention toolbox - ancillary training to keep your runners injury free
  • Refining (or defining) your coaching and team philosophy
  • Creating your parent and runner handbooks
  • Ongoing, unlimited communication throughout the season
  • Help dealing with parent and runner issues
  • Race strategy sessions
  • Building your dynasty - what great teams do and how you can develop your long-term plan
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OUR CLIENTS SPEAK

Julie B. / Half Marathon PR

I felt like I had wings. The plan has been so easy to follow.  I have been injury-free now for 7 weeks and couldn't be happier.  THANK YOU!  

Wayne B. / Marathon PR

Thanks for everything! The coaching, training, support, and belief have been incredible and indescribable. I have never felt more confident, prepared, and fit for a marathon than this one.

Mary M. / Half Marathon PR

Just want to say thanks- I PR'd at my half-marathon this weekend. That means I have now PR'd at every distance from 5k to marathon since I began using the McMillan customized training program.

Pam L. / Beginner

As a new runner, I had no idea how to get started. Thank you for a fun program that keeps me motivated and improving. I never thought of my self as a 'runner' but now I do!