Running Coach Shelly

Individually Optimizing Hard Work in an Intelligent Way

Shelly Binsfeld has achieved USA Track and Field Level Two and Lydiard Level Two coaching certifications and previously Power Pilates instructor certification. Within her 17-year running career, Shelly has raced on award-winning teams including her Colorado high school team, Minnesota State University, Mankato Division II college team on a full ride scholarship, and the Willow Street Athletic Club.  Her numerous achievements include winning the 2010 Mohawk Hudson Half Marathon, 2011 Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club Grand Prix, and second in the USATF Adirondack Grand Prix for 2010 and 2011. Shelly blends her knowledge and desire for running with her joy of coaching runners of all ages and abilities.  Her coaching has entailed YMCA personal and group instruction, founding and leading a USATF youth team, and volunteer assistant coaching for the College of Saint Benedict.  Shelly’s mission is to individually optimize her athlete’s hard work in an intelligent way.


Personal Records during Current Age Group of 30-39

Mile - 5:19 Memorial Mile 2013
5K - 18:13 Flat Fast 5K 2013
10K - 38:15 Tuft 10K 2012
10 Mile - 1:08:37 Medtronic TC 10 Mile 2018
15K - 59:32 Stockadeathon 2011
Half Marathon - 1:26:05 Mohawk Hudson Half-Marathon 2011