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Since 2009
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Client levels accepted:
Semicustom, Custom, Consultation

  • Semicustom $239/mo
  • Custom $420/mo
  • Consultation $120/hr

    Anne Linton

    Head Coach / Bend, Oregon

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    Head Coach Anne Linton’s experiences as a physician and athlete give her a unique ability to understand athletes as whole individuals, including mental and physical aspects. She has worked in various medical settings over her 20-year career as a physician, ranging from Emergency Medicine and Orthopedics, to Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Athletically, she has participated in wide variety of endurance events including running, triathlon, road racing, mountain biking (endurance, cross country and short track) and cyclocross.

    Having returned to racing at an older age, Anne understands the perspective of the masters level athlete. Having lived through multiple knee surgeries and rehabilitations, Anne knows the ins and outs of returning to training and then to a higher level of fitness after an injury, and also many tricks to help athletes avoid injuries in the first place.

    Anne works with clients of all levels, from first-time triathletes, to those seeking personal records in triathlon as well as qualifying and competing in the Ironman World Championships. On the bike on road and dirt, she’s coached multiple state and series champions, Leadville Trail 100 and endurance mountain bike event finishers and PR setters. She has guided several riders to National Championship medals, including one blind paracycling athlete. She also coached her 77 year-old mother to her third half-marathon finish. She also enjoys helping individuals to achieve better fitness for recreational endurance-cycling events.

    After earning her undergraduate degree in engineering, Anne received her MD from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland Ohio and completed her residency at the Cleveland Clinic. She is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and USA Cycling Level 2 Coach. She is also a pro member of the Medicine of Cycling Group, a group of physicians active in all aspects of the medical and training needs of cyclists.

    Anne was a strong athlete as a child and then focused on academics in college, participating in intramural sports and running a few 5 and 10 km road races. In medical school she turned to triathlons, winning her age group on many occasions. The rigors of residency and her medical career then kept her out of competition until 2003 when she realized she was neglecting her physical and mental well-being as a result of working too much. She bought a bike, got back into bike riding, hired a coach and began competing in triathlons. She was able to lose 40 pounds in the process. At the same time, she redirected her focus from clinical medicine to the study of exercise physiology and helping others achieve their goals.

    Anne has competed in multiple triathlons, from short races to Ironman distance, placing in her age group in many of her events and qualifying for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in 2007. On the bike she is a Cat 3 road racer who specializes in criteriums and time trials, and has completed many stage races. She won the Oregon State Team Time Trial for elite women with the Sorella Forte team in 2010 and as part of a masters women’s team in 2009.

    The past couple of years Anne has focused primarily on endurance mountain biking, completing the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race in 2012 and placing 2nd among masters women at the 2012 High Cascades 100. On the shorter end of the MTB spectrum, she has placed or won her age group in several cross country and short track mountain bike races. She is also a Cat 2 and Masters cyclocross rider, usually placing in the top of her age group, and has placed 3rd in the Oregon State CX Championships.

    Anne lives with her husband and two rescue golden retrievers in Bend, Oregon. She works as an indoor cycling instructor and personal trainer in addition to volunteering on the Mount Bachelor National Ski Patrol. Since her move to Bend in 2011, Anne has taken up Nordic skiing and has completed a few cross country ski races, most notably the Great Nordeen 30k in 2011 and 2012. She also enjoys backcountry skiing, hiking, camping, swimming and stand up paddle boarding.

    Events: Cyclocross, Endurance Mountain Biking, Endurance Road Riding, First-Time Tri, Gravel Grinders, Ironman Triathlon, Marathon, Mountain Bike Racing, Olympic/Sprint Triathlon, Road Racing, Running

    Services: Clinics/Camps, Consultation, Mental Coaching, Nutrition, Skills Training, Testing, Training Programs

    Specialties: Beginning Racing, Beginning Riding, Elite Athletes, Elite Development, Master Athletes, Preparation for Adventures, Return from Illness, Return from Injury, Return from Overtraining, Senior Athletes, Training During Pregnancy, Training with Medical Issues, Working Athletes

    "Anne is not only a very lovely person but a fantastic coach. She was able to break it down and get me to turn around what I was doing. I have much to work with to improve but she has given me solid building blocks to work with. We also went for a fantastic trail ride after and she took me to places I would have never been able to find. I would highly the recommend Anne to anyone I knew looking for a coach. It was well worth traveling down from Portland to work with her." ~ Justin S.

    "....A big thanks to coach Anne for once again putting together an ideal training plan and race strategy for me. If I'd only kept my goggles, my food and my shifters intact, I likely would have made the goal I set for her to help me reach (Kona) after only 8 months working with her. It's made a huge difference to my race success after 10 years of triathlons." ~Erica McKenzie (after her 3rd place overall at the Black Diamond Half Ironman)

    "Anne is not only knowledgeable and thoughtful, she takes into account my school and personal schedules and needs to put together the perfect training plan. My improvements in just half a year have been dramatic." ~ Leia Tyrell, 2010 Oregon State Road Race Champion, Women 1/2 & Bronze Medalist at the 2010 Collegiate Criterium National Championship, Division 1

    "I have been self directed in the past, but it just wasn't specific enough for me. I've been with the program for about 2 months and I've noticed a big improvement in body composition, lost a little weight and improved my maximum sustainable cadence from 89 to 125 rpm (done today!), and improved ability to climb out of the saddle from about 5 minutes to 20 minutes at a stretch. This wasn't just by going out and doing it, it was through a specific program in the gym that has helped me develop core strength, helped with stretching and toning. As a coach, Anne is great with helping with nutrition, schedule management, planning which races are best for you etc. ..."And for people like me who can become anxious/ obsessive compulsive about working out and training, and finding it hard to juggle all the stuff I do, having a program designed for me has taken a LOAD of stress off my mind. And it's flexible. And it's Anne! What more can I say!" ~ Judy R

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