Michele Buckley: Founder & Head Coach
Michele Buckley is an experienced runner, cyclist, and multisport athlete. Michele's athletic career began with seven varsity letters in high school track and cross-country, where she excelled at distances from the 400m to the 5k. She went on to compete on the Division I varsity track team at Virginia Tech focused primarily on middle distance. Michele developed a strong interest in endurance sports after graduate school and was soon competing in half-marathons, marathons, endurance cycling events, triathlons, and duathlons. Her recent athletic accomplishments include competing at the ITU World Championships as a member of USA Triathlon's Team USA years in a row, running the Boston Marathon, and completing several half iron distance events in both triathlon and duathlon. Michele is a member of Team Compex for 2010.
In coaching, Michele focuses on providing the individual attention that each athlete needs to balance their personal goals with the demands of work, family, and life's other obligations. She believes that the key to success in multi-sport and endurance events is consistency and works with each athlete to structure a plan that takes into account the stresses of training and everyday life. Having spent nearly a decade as a senior management consultant, Michele understands the demands of long hours and heavy travel on today's busy professional and is committed to working with you to share her own tips and lessons learned on how to train and race successfully while maintaining a busy career.
Knowing that success in sport cannot be achieved without balancing physical training, proper nutrition, and mental preparedness, Michele not only provides customized training plans but offers nutritional analysis and mental training consulting based on current research to help you succeed to your full potential.
Michele has a B.A. in English with Honors from Virginia Tech and a J.D. from Cornell University Law School. Formerly a successful management consultant with a variety of interests, Michele is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Certified Coach and a certified bicycle mechanic who dedicates her time to PhiloSana Sports and volunteer work. She currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with her dog and three cats.
June 13 - EagleMan Ironman 70.3
October 3 - Half Full Triathlon
October 24 - Army 10 Miler
November 13 - Richmond Marathon
December 4 - Santa Shuffle 5K