About Coach Andrew
Andrew Simmons is a running coach in Denver, Colorado. Andrew works with athletes of all abilities and works with youth to adult athletes. Andrew coaches distance running and works with 5K – Ultra Marathon athletes. You can find his work all across the web from opinions on the Lifelong Endurance blog to training articles on the TrainingPeaks Blog.
Andrew has been a competitive Marathon and Half Marathon Runner for the better part of a decade. Andrew started his competitive career originally in triathlon. His transition to competitive sports wasn’t so simple; the thought of a running a mile was daunting with the additional 70 lbs. on his frame. After finding a flyer for a triathlon in a local bike shop, he decided to take on a challenge that would change him significantly. Andrew has continued to push his limits, completing 30+ Marathons, 25+ Half Marathons and 35+ Triathlons, including the 2011 Louisville Ironman.
After completing the 2011 Ironman, Andrew took another journey over 26.2 miles an additional three times by completing 3 Marathons in 8 days, in 3 states (2 back to back) in an average time of 3:08 minutes. In 2013, Andrew followed his dreams to pursue a career in the wonderful state of Colorado where he currently resides. Andrew’s training is currently focused on racing marathons and is in pursuit of a lifetime goal of 2:30’s marathon.
In 2015, Andrew acquired his Training Peaks Level 1 and Level 2 certifications. The TrainingPeaks certification Level 2 is the highest offering the company endows and indicates Andrews expertise utilize the software. In 2016 Andrew received his USATF Level 2 Coaching Certification, this certification is focused on Endurance curriculum and requires 3 months of tests and preparation along with 6 exams before taking a final Exam in Endurance to receive certification. He is a competitive athlete and coach. When he’s not busy with work he enjoys exploring, mountain biking, finding new roads and routes, as well as being a voracious consumer of new knowledge.
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