Company

Mission

McMillan Running Company, Inc. was founded by Greg McMillan to provide an online resource for distance runners. The company's website provides a wealth of information for runners as well as Training Plans, Personal Coaching and other products and services.

McMillanRunning.com's mission is simple - to help people fulfill their potential. Its growing menu of products and services reflect this mission. McMillan Running Company is based in Flagstaff, Arizona USA.

Staff


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

Greg McMillan is a runner, exercise scientist and coach who has 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 beginners. The bulk of his athletes are everyday runners balancing work, family and other commitments with their running.   

Running Accomplishments & Stats:
PRs: 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)


Andrew Middleton – Assistant Coach & Director of Multimedia

Andrew Middleton has worked along side Greg McMillan since 2005. "Middle" as he is called 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. Since his collegiate days, Middleton has moved to longer distances and is the 2009 Tucson Half-Marathon Champion. 

Running Accomplishments & Stats: 
5000m - 14:10.28 10000m - 28:54.87 15k - 47:04 Half-Marathon - 1:04:48 
2009 Tucson Half-Marathon Champion
2010 Sedona Half-Marathon Champion


Ian Torrence – Assistant Coach, Ultramarathon Guru

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 165 ultras, 24 of which were 100-mile races. In all, Ian has won 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 seventeen 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. 

Running Accomplishments & Stats:   
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)


Andrew Lemoncello – Assistant Coach & resident Olympian

Olympian Andrew "Lemon" Lemoncello has been an athlete under Greg McMillan since 2007 and has improved over every distance since. They began working together initially when Andrew was a steeplechaser and has since gone onto become successful in longer distances. He made the move to the marathon in early 2010 in order to focus his training towards the 2012 London Olympics. Andrew has a BA in Sport Studies (Stirling University, Scotland) and a BSc in Sports Management (Florida State University). He brings 12 years of international racing experience over all surfaces to the company and hopes this experience will help athletes of all levels to become better runners. 

Running Accomplishments & Stats:  
1500m – 3.45 3,000m Steeplechase – 8.22.95 5,000m – 13.33 10,000m – 27.57 5km Road – 13.59 10km Road – 28.47 Half Marathon – 63.03 Marathon – 2.13.40 

8th Place 2010 London Marathon (Debut)
2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Steeplechase - Great Britain)
2007 and 2005 World Championship team member
4 Time All American (FSU)
FSU record holder in 3,000m Steeplechase, 5,000m, 10,000m,

 

Ben Rosario – Assistant Coach

Ben joined the McMillan staff in February of 2012 after a six year run as co-owner of Big River Running Company, a run-specialty store in his hometown of Saint Louis, Missouri. Ben and his business partner started the store from scratch in 2006 and turned it into one of the top fifty stores in the country. An accomplished runner, Ben was the runner-up at the US Marathon Championships in 2005 and was coached by Greg McMillan in his build-up to the Olympic Trials Marathon in 2007. He brings a wealth of business and coaching knowledge to the McMillan staff having worked with thousands of runners of all ages and abilities during his years in Saint Louis.

Running Accomplishments & Stats:   
Mile – 4:03 3,000m 8:18 5 Mile Road- 24:01 Marathon – 2.18:53
Two-time Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier
7th place 2006 US Club Cross Country Championships
2nd place 2005 US Marathon Championships- Twin Cities Marathon
Youngest qualifier 2004 US Olympic Trials- Men’s Marathon
Division II All American at Truman State University

 

Jonny Wilson – Assistant Coach

Jonny ran Division I Cross-Country and Track & Field at the University of Richmond (VA). In 2010 he helped the Spiders earn the program's first Atlantic 10 Conference title and first NCAA Championship appearance. He is continuing to run post-collegiately and is focusing on longer distances in an effort to reach his goal of qualifying for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Jonny's passion for running is contagious and he takes a lot of pride in helping runners, new and old, accomplish their goals and chase down their dreams.

Running Accomplishments & Stats:   
5000m - 14:51.07 5k (Road) - 14:53 5 Mile (Road) - 24:20 10000m - 30:28.78 10k (Road) - 30:37.4 Half-Marathon - 1:05:25
5th place (1st American) 2012 American Family Fitness Half-Marathon
3rd place (1st American) 2012 ING Hartford Half-Marathon
8th place 2012 Great Cow Harbor 10k
14th place (3rd American) 2012 TD Bank Beach 2 Beacon 10k
2nd place 2011 Manchester City Half-Marathon

 

Annika Braun – Assistant Coach

Annika moved to Flagstaff in 2010 after graduating from Western State College of Colorado with a BS in Exercise Science-physiology and health and wellness. At Western Annika was a multiple time all-conference and all-region performer, helping the Mountaineers to four straight top-ten finishes at the national cross country meet. She also received several all-academic awards and worked at Western's High Altitude Performance Lab. Annika battled injuries during her college career but those struggles are what fueled her desire to be a coach and help people reach their goals. Annika has coaching experience at the college and high school level and has spent time as a personal trainer. She is married to adidas-McMillanElite runner Aaron Braun and they had their first baby, daughter Makenzie Mae in the fall of 2011. She is back to running and hopes to continue to train and enjoy racing for the love of running.

Running Accomplishments & Stats:   
Mile- 5:07 3,000m- 10:16 5k- 17:36 6k xc- 22:10

 

Emily Harrison – Assistant Coach

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. This past fall, 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 recently placed 7th at the 2013 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. She is currently running for the adidas adiUltra Team. She lives in Flagstaff, Az, and fills her time as the Assistant Director for the adidas-McMillanElite High School Training Camp, coaching ultramarathon athletes at the McMillan Running Company, and training her border collie, Super Bee, for dogagility competitions.

Running Accomplishments & Stats:   
2002 & 2004 Virginia State 3200 meter Champion
2003 AA Virginia State Champion High School Cross Country
2007 6th place at NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships (6k); AllAmerican
2011 Twin Cities Marathon; 2:32.55 (personal record)
2012 Olympic Marathon Trials 'A' Qualifier; 2:37
2012 JFK 50 Miler, 2nd place; 6:17:16
2013 Moab's Red Hot 55k, 1st Place & Course Record; 4:24:02
2013 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, 7th Place, 20:28
2013 US National 100 Km World Team Member

 

Kelly Liljeblad – Nutrition Coach

Kelly Liljeblad brings her experience as a runner, triathlete, and sports nutrition coach to McMillan Running. Kelly is a professional Ironman triathlete and has also competed at the elite level in marathon racing. She's coached at the collegiate and post-collegiate level for the last 15 years, working with athletes from beginners to the front-of-the-pack and has a degree in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts. Kelly has been studying holistic nutrition for over 3 years and is currently expanding her knowledge at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, where she is training in more than one- hundred dietary theories and studying a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Kelly’s mentors include many of the world’s top health and wellness experts such as Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University. Her education has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, sports nutrition, and preventive health. Drawing on this knowledge, she will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.

 

Stephanie Del Giorgio – Assistant Coach

Stephanie is a runner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, and Certified Cupping Therapist. After attaining her BSBA, she worked in the field of human resources for eight years then parlayed her desire to work with people into a career as a massage therapist to accommodate her passion for helping others. Stephanie's 15 year career as an LMT specializing in sports massage continues to afford her the opportunity to work with runners of all levels, 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 running career began later in life. She discovered a passion for running in 1999 at the age of 32, after the birth of her first daughter, and set her sites on running a marathon. She successfully trained and qualified for the Boston Marathon, which she ran in 2002. She continues to run and race, setting and achieving one goal at a time. As with many of our McMillan Running Company trained athletes, Stephanie manages a career, a family, and an energetic desire to improve as a runner. She enthusiastically shares her joy of running by motivating others to make the most of their ability and to make their running dreams a reality!

Running Accomplishments & Stats:   
2000 Marathon; 3:32:24
2003 Half-Marathon; 1:43:00
2002 10K; 46:56
1999 8K; 36:44
1999 5K; 22:08

 

Jacob Puzey – Coach

Jacob Puzey ran two years for the NJCAA National Champion Cross Country team at Ricks College in 2000 & 2001 and finished up his collegiate career at BYU-Hawaii where he broke school records in the 5K and 8K. While studying in Hawaii he coached track at the local high school, celebrating the school's first state track team title. Over the next eight years, Jacob and his wife Jen coached high school cross country and track in Oregon, leading their athletes to the school's first individual and team state titles while breaking all of the school records from 800m to 5,000m. In addition to applying McMillan's training principles to his high school athletes, Jacob uses them to design training for his wife and himself as they continue to compete and improve. While training for a marathon, he entered his first trail 50K and won it. He had such a good time that he has gradually shifted his competitive focus to the trails and ultra distances where he continues to excel at various distances. Jacob currently coaches athletes of all ages and abilities to help them achieve their goals.

Running Accomplishments & Stats:   
Marathon 2:25
Half Marathon 1:09
50K (Trail) 3:24
50 Mile (Trail) 6:12

Certifications:   
USATF Level I, II
IAAF Level IV

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John T. / Personal Coaching

After six months of coaching, the level of fitness that I achieved was something I haven't seen in a number of years.

Diane B. / Half Marathon PR

I completed the Atlantic City Half Marathon yesterday morning and took over 11 minutes off my previous PR! I felt great and didn't slow down in the later miles like I always have previously. In fact, my 13th mile was my fastest. Thanks for the help!

Carey and David M. / Ultra Runners

"For the first time ever I am running injury-free. The constant interaction and attention to our unique needs and goals has been vital. It is really amazing to share the journey with not only a mentor and coach, but a friend for life."

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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.