Please read below for our two founding coaches
Dan Feeney, M.S.
Dan Feeney is currently pursuing a PhD in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado Boulder. Dan earned his masters of science in Biomechanics and Movement Science and Bachelors in Kinesiology with a Spanish minor from the University of Delaware. During that time, Dan earned all CAA cross country status as well as posting top 10 times in school history for cross country, 5k, and steeplechase.
After the men's track and cross country programs were cut, Dan turned to triathlon and earned his professional license after 4 months. Dan has raced professionally for 4 years and has represented the US on Elite national teams twice for ITU duathlon world champs.
Dan's coaching philosophy is based on his experience racing at a high level but is rooted in cutting edge physiology research. Importantly, Dan does not believe in gimmicks. Training should be enjoyable and not a secret black box! All training sessions have a specific purpose and Dan is always happy to share his rational for a session.
Swim: Alternating 400 IMs/free
Bike: A long ride in the mountains.
Run: Long run alternating 1 mile at marathon pace/1 mile 1 min slower
Food: Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies
Melissa Mazzo, M.S.
Melissa Mazzo holds a master's degree in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado Boulder, and is currently pursuing a PhD in the same field at CU. Melissa earned her bachelor's of science in Exercise Science with a minor in Biology from the University of Delaware. During that time, Melissa lead the women's cross country and track programs as a team captain, as well as earning the school record 3000 meter steeplechase.
Still pursuing personal best times and loving the process of working hard to accomplish athletic goals, Melissa is running competitively in local and national cross country, road, and track races. Melissa has also dabbled in the multi-sport world, competing in sprint and olympic distance triathlons.
Melissa's coaching philosophy is based in understanding that each athlete has their own personality and attitude, fitness background, and deserves their own specialized training approach. Coaches are here to provide not only the training plan, but also the right environment and support to help athlete's reach their goals, and enjoy the journey on their way there!
Training Session: A long run with great training partners & friends
Food: Anything with chocolate!