About Your Coach “Ultra Mama”
Nancy Shura-Dervin aka “Ultra Mama” is founder and owner of Ultra Ladies. She began running in 1990 and has finished more than 100 races of distances from the marathon to 100+ mile races. In 2003, Nancy became the first person documented to qualify for and complete the two most prestigious foot races in the world, in the same year; the Boston Marathon and the Badwater 135 Mile Ultra-Marathon.
Nancy is an RRCA Certified Running Coach and holds a CA nursing license. Her first career was as a groundbreaking educator, coach and motivational speaker for 25 years in the field of natural childbirth, where she combined physical, mental and emotional strategies to help women accomplish enhanced birth experiences. In 1994, Nancy turned her skills toward runners by founding the UltraLadies Running Club that specializes in helping runners transition from shorter races to distance running.
Nancy is owner/race director of Trail Run Events, LLC with a stellar reputation for bringing the very best trail running experience to Southern California. Trail Run Events is dedicated to providing the optimum experience in training and competition with an emphasis on enjoyment, education, runner safety, and building respect for our valuable back-country resources.
What is Ultra Ladies Coaching?
Ultra Ladies Coaching partners with you for personalized coaching through email and telephone to help you develop and achieve your individual running goals whether to finish your first marathon or ultra marathon, or to improve your performance at a particular distance. This program provides the fundamentals of endurance training while understanding that successful distance running incorporates psychological components that enhance physical performance.
What Can I Expect?
UltraLadies Coaching includes: Runner Assessment; Goal Setting (short term and long term); Development of Training Plans; Tactical Run Strategies; Sports Psychology; Weekly or Monthly Evaluations of Results; Post-Event Assessment; Recovery Plan. Ultra Ladies Coaching will address base training and build up for events, strength and speed development, cross training, race tactics, and the recovery period. UltraLadies Coaching works with you to develop strategies for empowering you to become the athlete you were meant to be.