Rachael Wood

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Rachael Wood is the founder of Rachael Wood Coaching, a series of open water clinics is designed for the triathlete.


[edit] Rachael Wood Philosophy

Each athlete is unique with not only their strengths and weaknesses as an athlete, but also their time constraints due to family and work obligations. I try to get to know each of my athletes as well as I can, taking all the various aspects of their life into consideration before helping them with their goals, and setting up their training programs. I take a very individualized approach to my coaching by offering my athletes as much attention as they want and need. Often as the coach/athlete relationship develops and issues related to training come about; changes must be made related to an athletes goals or circumstance. I strive to be very flexible in making as many adjustments that are needed in order to ensure a positive experience for each athlete. Each program is a mix of the scientific approach, schedule reality and most importantly to enjoy the training!! I am all about exploring new adventures with the training and sometimes taking the off the beaten path approach.

[edit] Background and Qualifications

USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 2004
USA Triathlon Youth and Juniors Certified Coach, 2011
USA Cycling Level II Certified Coach since 2005
RRCA Certified Run Coach 2012
Master’s Degree in Exercise Science & Wellness @ Florida Atlantic University 1998
Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education and Athletic Training @ University of Cincinnati 1989
Voted one of the Top Coaches in Southeast by Competitor Magazine 2007 and 2008
Professional Teaching Certificate for Health Education, Physical Education, Math and Science in Ohio and Florida
Taught High School and Middle Schoo Health, K-12 Physical Education and Fitness, High School Mathematics and Middle School Science K‐12 from 1987 to 2004
Adjunct Professor at FAU teaching Wellness, Fitness and Methods Classes for Elementary Teachers, 1994‐1995, 1998‐2003
CPR and First Aid Certified , current through 2014
Johnny G. Spinning Instructor Certification, 1999
WSI and Lifeguard Certification, 2004
Lactate Threshold Testing Seminar, Clermont FL in June 2008
“The Method” Triathlon Training Seminar/Certification in Jan. 2009
Selected and completed Elite Mentorship Program, USA Triathlon at Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, July 2009
USA Triathlon Symposium, Colorado Springs, Feb. 2010
USA Cycling Summit, Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, October 2010
USA Track and Field Certification Course, Boca Raton, Florida, December 2010
USA Triathlon Youth and Junior Certification Clinic in May 2011
IMBA National Mountain Bike Patrol Member 2012

[edit] Athletic Accomplishments

• 3x S. Florida Athlete/Triathlete of the Year
• Ironman Masters World Champion Kona 2002
• 7 time IM Finisher with 6 Podium Finishes (3x Ironman Hawaii, 2001, 2002, 2003)
• 2003 National Sprint Masters Champion
• Nationally Ranked All American USAT with #1 ranking in 2001 for 40‐44 Age Group
• USA Triathlon All American 1998‐2003
•3 Time member of TEAM USA Olympic Distance 1998, 1999, 2001 7th place finish in Montreal in 99
Southeast Regional Sprint Champion 1998 Key Biscayne Florida
• XTERRA Regional Champion in 2001, 06‐08
• Completed “The Double” Back to Back Ironman Hawaii World Championship and XTERRA Worlds in 2008
• Boston Marathon Qualifier at Ironman Hawaii in 2003
• XTERRA Florida Off Road Triathlon Miami, Overall Female Winner 2006, 2007 and 2008
• Cindy Feeney Award Winner (For women that are recognized as ambassadors to the sport) for the Hospice 100K Mountain Bike Race 2008

[edit] References

Personal tools
Annual Recognition
Insurance and Sanctions
OWS Conferences
Race Calendar
Travel & Vacations
Education Programs
About OWP
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