If running is your passion, allow Zing3 Coaching to take you to your next level. Zing3 Coaching designs individualized coaching programs to meet the demands of your running passion and race. We are very excited to announce the newest coach Ronda Sundermeier. Being an active ultra-endurance racer she has the experience and passion to bring you to the finishline of your running event.
“The longer I run the smaller my problems become.”
How many times have you rushed to get a run in with the feeling that the world is falling down around you, only to come back with clarity and clear focus? Zing3 coaches share this same passion for running. We come up with clear and focused goals for each of our runners. Using proven training principles, combined with new innovated training techniques, Zing3 is always looking for the best coaching plan and options for you.
If this is the year you want to do that first marathon, post a PR or go real long for a 50k we have a coach for you. Allow yourself to believe anything is possible and leave the “how” up to us. This is where we excel. What stops most people from dreaming is the “How?”. Our coaches have the knowledge and experience to get you to your dream. Set up an appointment to meet our coaches and come prepared to shoot for the stars.
Growing up in the small town of Bend Oregon fostered my passion for the outdoors. Spending all of my youth downhill skiing and preparing for the downhill ski season led me to running. I would run to stay in shape. I fell in love with the ease of movement that running offered and as an adult it became my prime athletic outlet. Starting with shorter events, 10K and half marathons I jumped to marathons in my 20’s. Training and racing marathons became my passion and after finishing well over 25 marathons I craved the next step. I fell into trail running in my 30’s. I would use the trails to train for marathons. Trail races began to pop up on the running scene but they were longer than 26.2 miles and that became my next challenge. I dove in with both feet. The feeling of running on dirt up and over mountains is the most amazing adventure and offers such a sense of accomplishment. After one ultra-marathon I was hooked. The Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood Wilderness are my training grounds along with Forest Park during the winter months. I do however keep my speed by racing several road races every year.
My favorite distances are 50M and 100M events. Both are races of their own kind with one being far more of a mental challenge. I have participated in ultra-events all over the US. I have a few wins and many top 3 finishes. I obtained one of the coveted top 10 spots at the Western States 100M two years in a row. To really test my endurance I completed the Grand Slam of ultra-running in 2007 at 40 years old posting the 3rd fasted cumulative time for the history of the event. The Grand Slam is made up of 4 of the oldest 100 mile events in the US, Western States 100M, Vermont 100M, Leadville 100M and Wasatch Front 100M. All four races are held 3 weeks apart. Now with 22 100M races the passion still burns and my desire to push myself continues.
In 2011 I will take one the Leadwoman which consists of 5 events in 5 weeks. The events include the Leadville Marathon, Silver Rush 50M, Leadville 100M Mountain Bike, the Leadville 10K and the final event will be the Leadville 100M Run. When I am not running I am taking care of my family and spending time in the weight room to compliment my sport.
For an appointment Ronda can be contacted at email@example.com