About Coach Reed
A financial advisor, writer, photographer and runner, Patrick Reed ran to 3rd place finishes at the Philadelphia Marathon (1998) and the Marine Corps Marathon (1998), and has a half marathon personal best of 1:05:42 and marathon best of 2:25. Patrick’s most prized running accomplishment is his completion of the SwissAlpine Marathon 78k course in 7 hours and 43 minutes in Davos, Switzerland (2010).
Having coached high school runners for 10 years, Patrick earned his M.A. in the great books from St. John’s College, Annapolis, in 1999 and his B.A. in Government from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
He is currently a financial advisor with MassMutual Financial Group, and has an ultimate running goal to complete the Badwater Ultramarathon – the Grandaddy of all races:)
But the LORD has other, better plans for Patrick and family. Diagnosed last week – 12/23/2016 – with stage 3 malignant brain cancer, Patrick is in the race of his life to defeat “AOD” – Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma. The coming months bring a 6-week radiation treatment and the beginning of consecutive chemotherapy treatments. Patrick wants to fit in The Boston Marathon this April, Jana and doctors willing, but will defer to his “Badwater battle” against cancer as he is so counseled. Please join us in the fight. God is ever faithful, and we are excited to see how He will use this for His glory.
What a great inspiration! I’m a cyclist with a running habit and I try to run the dog 5k a day – not always succeeding! But trying!
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Thanks for stopping by my blog. Enjoying your blog and will check it out more. 🙂
This is a great idea, Coach.
If a person just gets started they will be amazed at what they can do. 5k a day is a distance that will not take up too much of their time and will bring about many changes in their lifestyle.
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Love the site Coach Reed! Very inspirational and a wonderful design.
Great topic, and good vibes! 🙂
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Hey…write to me, please. sarah AT caultraruns DOT com Your report, your photos, your energy…dang, Patrick…I am having a hard time letting go of meeting you. I knew right away that you weren’t Sweeney…and I was grateful – there’s only one of him. And to watch/listen to you and Luis play guitar… Crap… Crying again. So, if you feel like it, write to me some day. And thanks for being “the other Patrick”. You were and are amazing.
Patrick, Awesome running resume. I would kill to accomplish just 1/3 of what you have done . totally respect all your running time.
Phenomenal! I have enjoyed following your blog and plan to adopt the 5K/day philosophy with plans to share it with clients. I have run a couple of half marathons and one full marathon over the course of 2013, along with a 10K and several 5K’s and other short distance races I’ve done over the past few years. I currently work as a personal trainer and just recently became a Certified Level 1 Running Coach through the USA Track & Field Association. Thanks for your inspiration! #Blessings!
Blessings to you, too, Candice. Keep up the running!!
Dude, Badwater…. Going to have to self support that bad boy on your own. Do you run in Lunas?
Hie broo this Gray mavhera. We used to run together From Zimbabwe. How are you and your family including Jana’s family.
Hey Gray!! I have been searching for you for years. We are back in San Luis Obispo and were down in Riverside for my older daughter’s soccer tournament a month ago. I showed my girls our “golden road” — the canal. I will send you an email asap. Hope you and your family are great! Your bro, Patrick