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Evergreen Endurance Coaching offers coaching for cycling, hiking, running, triathlon, duathlon, paddling/rowing, and swimming.  Evergreen Endurance can also help you plan and train for longer bikepacking, backpacking and packrafting expeditions. For info about specific services and rates, click here.
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Jessica Kelley is the coach and owner of Evergreen Endurance. More about Jessica’s coaching philosophy and experience below.

Coaching Philosophy:

I coach athletes of all levels and abilities. As a working mom, I understand what it means to lead a busy life and am an expert at helping people with hectic schedules find time to train. I most enjoy working with individuals who want to challenge themselves and are willing to work hard.

My approach to coaching is evidence-based and backed by a B.S. and M.S in the biological sciences. Although I base my coaching methods on the best available science, I also understand that every athlete is an individual, and that coaching is an art as well as a science. I write training plans that are tailored to your schedule, taking into account how a particularly stressful week at work or at home can affect your ability to train and recover. I pride myself on being extremely responsive and accessible. My athletes have unlimited email and phone contact with me, and I communicate with many of them on a daily basis.

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Athletic background:

I have not always been an athlete, and am not a “natural” by any means. I know what it’s like to work hard for results and I understand the challenge of making big changes. I also know how rewarding it is to set a goal and then achieve it, and I love helping others do the same.

Some of my notable endurance accomplishments are listed below. For athlete results and testimonials, click here.

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Notable results/routes:

Backcountry experience:

In addition to the races and events listed above, I am intimately familiar with Washington’s backcountry, particularly the north and central Cascades and foothills. I frequently assist my athletes with trail recommendations and trip planning. I also have experience in California, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska, as well as international adventures in Guatemala, Ecuador, and Tanzania.

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