Mike Else - Certified Running Coach

Welcome to Peak Performance Runner!

I'm Mike Else and I'm a Certified Road Runners Club of America(RRCA) running coach and also a Certified Personal Trainer(CPT) with American College of Sports Medicine(ACSM).

I work as a Running Retail Specialists at 3 Rivers Running Company in Fort Wayne Indiana.  I also own a running event management company and I coach many smaller running groups locally and coach a local high school cross country team in the fall months.  I love to help out all runners of any level reach their personal goals.  My running journey did not begin until I was 33 years old.  I wanted to train and run a marathon as a bucket list item.

With the help of a structured program and a qualified coach, I was able to finish the Chicago Marathon.  Since that race, I have lost around 40 pounds and have finished well over 20 marathons and more recently 4 ultra marathons at the 100 mile race distance.  My racing plans for 2016 include the Boston Marathon in April and the Western States 100 in June.  Whether you are coming off the couch or want to qualify for Boston, I can set you up with a plan that will allow you to become a Peak Performance Runner!