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Meet the Coach

Bio:

I’m David Adams and I’m personal running coach who would love to help you along your journey as a runner. I have over 25 years of running experience and I believe that I can help you achieve all of your running goals. Whether you are new to running and are seeking a healthier lifestyle or are competing at the highest level, I would love you help you every step of the way!

My running:

I started competing at the age of 9 while also playing many other sports. I qualified for USATF Nationals two times off of talent alone with no structured training. I started running for the local highs school in seventh grade and won my first of 9 State Championships as a 9th grader. I ran a US#1 time in the 3200 meters (8:57) as a high school senior. I’m the current 5k Cross Country State Record Holder (14:37 in 1999). I was named SC Gatorade Athlete of the year and “Mr. Track” in 2000. I received a scholarship to run at Clemson University where I was a member of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. During my sophomore year I battled achilles injuries and basically didn’t run for over 9 months. This hiatus from running extended for almost 10 years.

 

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In 2012, 4 years after becoming a Full-Time Firefighter I slowly began running again. In a short period of time my passion for the sport grew to heights that I could have never imagined. The growing interest in running and fitness around the area sparked my interest in competing again. This time around it would be much harder than it was when I was younger but I gained valuable experience in training a non runner to become competitive runner. Fast forward to now, I have 4 years of consistent training under my belt again, and I’m competing at a level I thought was no longer attainable.

 

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Adams Running:

I would love to share my love and passion for running with you. For local runners I offer something that most coaches can’t. If you choose I will run all of your speed workouts with you to help you hit your target pace! Whether you are nearby in the beautiful South Carolina / Georgia Lowcountry or far away, I can help you to become a runner for the first time or the best runner you can be!