The Boundless Difference

Boundless is the leader in preparing individuals for life changing events and accomplishments.

Our Elite Coaches

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Ryan Krol

Founder and Coach

Ryan's love for running ultra distances and exploring the mountains ignites his passion for showing people how to enjoy a lifestyle centered on fitness and health. Ryan has coached dozens of clients to successfully complete the Leadville Trail 100. He is a versatile coach who helps clients ranging from professional athletes to the beginner runner achieve a wide range of individual goals. For example, several clients have lost over 100 pounds, two have achieved a Boston Marathon Qualifying time and many have completed other grueling ultra marathons. In addition to his ultra-marathon experience, Ryan is a NASM-certified Personal Trainer. With twelve years of experience, he helps clients stay injury-free through functional training. Ryan is an avid outdoorsman and when he's not running he enjoys skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking and backpacking.

Specialties

  • Ultra marathons
  • Trail races

Education & Certifications

  • Western Illinois University - Marketing
  • NASM
  • Life Time Run Certified Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid

Running History & Awards

  • 50+ ultra marathon finishes
  • 4-time Leadville Trail 100 Run Finisher
  • 3rd place overall Silver King 2016
  • 6th place overall Leadman 2016
  • 6th place overall Leadman 2015
  • 1st Place Javelina 100K 2014
  • Summit Aconcogua 2016
  • 8th place Collegiate Peaks 25 Miler 2015
  • 21st place Denver Rock n Roll Marathon 2014
  • 4th place Red Hot 30K 2015
  • 2nd place Behind the Rocks 50 Mile
  • 3rd place Behind the Rocks 30K
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Jason Friedman, MD

Coach

As a physiologist and physician, I believe in integrating the scientific aspects of training with the joy and appreciation for the sport I’ve gained over thirty years of running and racing on trails, roads, and track. My goal is to help build a varied, sensible training plan that fits into your busy lifestyle, and will help you reach the finish line happy, healthy, and enthusiastic for whatever challenges lie ahead.

Education & Certifications

Physician and Physiologist

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Background:

Ultra Distance/Trail Runner/Road Racing/ Exercise Physiology

Philosophy:

Integrating scientific aspects of training toward the achievement of your goals

Race Resume:

USATF National Champion (40-44), 100K Trail

Top-10 finishes at national championships at 50K, 50M, 100K, 100M, and 24 hours

“Big Buckle” at 2018 Leadville 100 in 22:40

Over forty ultramarathon finishes,

Two-time finalist for RunUltra Blogger of the Year.

Links:

http://gunksrunner.com

http://gunksrunner.com/paincave

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Jonathan (Jon) Clinthorne, PHD

Coach

Jonathan (Jon) Clinthorne is an ultraendurance athlete with a doctorate in Human Nutrition from Michigan State University. Growing up as a competitive swimmer, the idea of training for 2 hours a day when training for ultramarathons did not seem outlandish, so he jumped right in. During college he decided to pursue nutrition as a full-time career, falling in love with the biochemistry of ultraendurance athletics. He has run over 50 ultramarathons, including twelve 100 mile races. Jon has self-experimented with just about every nutrition approach and over the years found what works and doesn’t work. He specializes in evidenced based nutrition counseling that is combined with his deep practical knowledge of sport. His philosophy is that there is no “one size fits-all” approach to endurance nutrition and instead prefers to work with his clients to determine which evidence-based approach will fit them best. He serves on the Board of Directors along with being the Course Director for the High Lonesome 100. When not running you can find Jon skiing or hiking in the mountains of Colorado.

Specialties

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Ultramarathon
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon

Education

  • BS – Human Biology, Michigan State University
  • PhD – Human Nutrition, Michigan State University

Running History & Awards

  • Twelve 100 mile finishes
  • 50+ ultramarathon finishes
  • 35 top-ten finishes
  • 3 course records
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Scott Jordan, MD

COACH

Scott has 30 years experience in endurance and multi sport racing and has numerous podium finishes from 5k and sprint distance triathlons to 100 mile trail runs and he still has a busy race schedule. He credits his longevity to focusing on keeping it all fun and jokes that he has learned to train the “aging athlete” through personal experience.

As a physician and coach, he is passionate about helping people get beyond their self-perceived limitations, overcome obstacles, and change their life. He likes to teach people how to anticipate and solve problems, be adaptable and be resilient. Scott can help you be physically prepared for your challenge and have the mental fortitude to get across the finish line with a smile.

Specialities

  • Marathons & Ultra marathons
  • Triathlons
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Life & Wellness Coach

Philosophy

  • Achieving our goals with a balanced lifestyle, using sound medical principles of nutrition and physiology, appreciating each person’s uniqueness, while having a blast.

Education

  • Family Physician with interests in Sports Medicine & Nutrition

Athletic History

> 100 marathons & ultra marathons

  • 8 time 100 mi trail run finisher
  • Western States 100 mi finisher
  • 2 time Leadville 100 mi trail finisher
  • 3 time Leadville Silver Rush 50miler finisher
  • 3 time Boston Marathon finisher
  • 74 triathlons
  • 6 time Ironman Triathlon finisher
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Kathy Pidcock

Coach

With over 35 years of distance running experience, Kathy has competed in events ranging from 5K to 100 miles in addition to solo expeditions. Coupled with a certification in 'The School of Hard Knocks,' she coaches with empathy and experience. Her passion lies in coaching and running the trails, but she also enjoys coaching beginners, as she helps them realize their dreams of becoming runners. Kathy's basis for coaching is to create a foundation of healthy runners that have fun competing and accomplishing their running goals well into their master's years.

Specialties

  • Trail Running especially Ultra Distances
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • Master's Running

Education & Certifications

  • Life Time Run Certified Coach
  • Arthur Lydiard Certified Coach
  • Focus n Fly Coach
  • A.S. Dental Hygiene

Running History & Awards

  • 2-time Leadville 100 Mile Finisher
  • Western States 100 Mile Finisher - 3rd place Age Division
  • Grand Canyon R2R2R Finisher
  • 2-time Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Finisher - 2 Age Group Records & 3rd Place Overall Finish
  • 220 Mile John Muir Trail Finish
  • Ironman Triathlon Finisher
  • USATF Master's Women's Colorado Ultra Marathon Trail Champion
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Jill Becker

Coach

As a Run Coach & Personal Trainer, Jill combines her love of fitness and the outdoors with her knowledge of science and coaching to bring results to her clients. Her passions are living a healthy life, adventures, running, biking (road and mountain) and swimming. As a survivor of Achilles Tendon surgery, Jill understands how to rebuild fitness after injuries to get back to doing what you love. She rebuilt her own fitness to become even stronger, with multiple podium finishes at distances from 40 miles to 100 miles!

Specialties

  • Ultra Distance
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 5K's & 10K's
  • Triathlon Run Segment

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Sports Science
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Degree
  • NCSF Personal Trainer
  • NETA Wellness Coach
  • RRCA Certified Running Coach
  • Life Time Run Certified Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid

Running History & Awards

  • 2016 Leadville 100 Run Finisher
  • Silver Rush 50 & Leadville Trail Marathon Finishes
  • 6th Place Female - Prairie Spirit 100
  • 8th Place Female - Ghost Train 100
  • 2nd Place Female - TommyKnocker 12 hr
  • 2nd Place Female - Soggy Bottom 40 miler
  • 2x Overall Female - Riddlebox 50k
  • 1st Place Female - Prairie Spirit 50k
  • 2011 Boston Marathon Finisher
  • 20+ Ultra Distance Finishes
  • 10+ Marathon Finishes
  • 10+ Half Marathon Finishes
  • 25+ Triathlon Finishes