Training Program for the
Eugene Half Marathon or Marathon
Race Date: April 28, 2019
A LITTLE OF THIS & THAT
Coach Heike McNeil
Heike McNeil is a professor of chemistry and exercise physiology at Northwest Christian University in Eugene. She just recently retired from 13 years of coaching cross country and distance track at the University. Heike ran collegiately at Linfield College, did triathlons post collegiately and currently competes in trail and ultra events as well as racing her mountainbike.
Heike loves to help athletes at all levels chase their dreams and see them reach their full potential. She is extremely excited to get to know the Run Hub athletes and can’t wait to work on training plans with them!
Coach Dustin Pearce
Dustin begins his nineteenth year of coaching in 2019. Most of those years were spent coaching high school cross country and track athletes while working as a high school science teacher. For the last few years Dustin has been a coach for the spring training teams with Team Run Hub. As an athlete, Dustin ran competitively in high school and then for Missouri State University where he earned All Conference honors. Dustin is on the comeback trail after a couple of surgeries in 2018, but hoping to get healthy again and make an attempt to break 1:20 as a masters runner for a half marathon in the next year or two. As a coach, there is nothing Dustin loves more than to see his athletes grow and accomplish goals that they might not have thought possible.