U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier Linda Huyck
I've served as Linda' coach for 23 years. I've been blessed to help several runners qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Helping people reach their running goals is my passion and mission in life. My mission is to help all runners reach their God-given potential—from first-time runners to world-class athletes.
People I Honor
I write about the people and teams I coach, best practice training, and positive stories about the running community in my blog.
My favorite type of writing is highlighting others who make a positive and meaningful difference in their running and other communities. Periodically, I honor someone in the running community who goes well beyond the extra mile to support our Cross-Country and Track and Field sports.
The type of person I honor includes athletes, educators, and coaches who make a meaningful difference on and off the field, exceptional community volunteers, outstanding media professionals who cover our sports, and individuals who genuinely help cross-country and track and field grow in our country through innovative and out-of-the-box ideas.
Unsung Heroes Of Our Sport
The people I honor are gold medal winners in my book within their field of expertise. They are the unsung heroes of our sport, meaning that they are not adequately recognized for their contribution to our sport.
The current high school team I coach, Pope John Paul II, is located in Lacey, Washington. In high school coaching, I've been fortunate to coach ten Washington State High School Championship Cross-Country Teams, a state track and field team championship, and several individual state champions in cross-country and track.
I've also been blessed to help Master's runners win or place high in national Master's championships. I've also coached a national record holder. In the picture is Karen Steen, who I coached to the Olympic Marathon Trials and later to National Master's Championships in the 400 meter hurdles and the Steeplechase.