ABOUT RACHEL JACKSON
Sometimes being Negative is a good thing!
I was coached by Rachel during the Negative Split Summer Camp in Ardmore, OK as I was preparing for Escape from Alcatraz and Memphis 70.3 Rachel was a great coach... focused, friendly, and observant of specific ways to help each of the athletes. Personally, she pointed out a couple of insights that made a big difference in my cycling ability and confidence. I’m looking forward to working with her again at camp next summer!
- Jacquie Craggett
- NSR Summer Camp 2021
I’m so excited to start coaching for Negative Split Racing!
Growing up I loved running and biking. I lived on the northern coast of Maine which is known as “Down East” and had access to many lakes to swim in during the summer months as well. Due to this up bringing, I’m most comfortable in the open water and the ocean. As a kid I remember my dad marking courses for me to run and ride and I did so on a daily basis growing up. This is what I did for fun! With all that hard work paying off I was invited to run with the high school cross country team during their practices in 6th grade and ran JV in 8th. I ran alongside some very strong ladies and had some amazing coaches who really made an impact in my life at that age.
Due to life as an adult and raising my daughter I had put my love of running and fitness on the back burner. 8 years ago I prayed for the courage to change my life and become a good example for my daughter. Looking back at 2012 I could not have fathomed the thought that my journey would have lead me to becoming a certified personal trainer where I was introduced to the sport of triathlon, and then become a triathlon coach! I have been training adults since 2013 and started coaching triathlon in 2014. With the guidance, mentorship and coaching from Coach Gerald. I'll be training for my first 70.3 IM this year! I look forward to coaching and racing alongside and learning from some amazing coaches and veteran athletes! It’s not how you start it’s how you finish.
My encouragement to you as a coach is to trust the plan and stay consistent. Anything is possible! Whether you are just needing accountability, training for a sprint or an Ironman distance event, I’m here to help you accomplish your training goals safely and injury free! Here we go! Let's get to "WERK" and have some sick fun!
Please contact me so we can discuss the best way for you to reach your goals.
USA Triathlon Level I Coach
USA Paratriathlon Level I Coach
NASM CPT (Pending)
Personal Athletic Highlights:
7yr-Coach, Coordinator, Participant - NSR Summer Camp
2yr-Coach, Coordinator, Participant - NSR Hawaii Camp
1-time-Journey Paratriathlete Camp -Asst Coach
1-time-TTT Paratriathlete/Tri Lubbock Camp - Asst Coach
1-time-TTT Triathlete Arkansas Camp - Asst Coach
10+ Sprint/Olympic Triathlons over time
"Courage is highly contagious, and bravery to do a Hard Thing in one aspect of your life, quickly spreads to all of your life."
~ Ann Voskam