Jade has been running since 2014 with her first ultramarathon being the notorious Grand Canyon R2R2R.
Since then, she has placed 1st at races like Zane Grey 50 and PCT 50 and podiumed at races like San Diego 100, Orcas Island 100, and Santa Barbara Nine Trails. She holds several FKTs in California and British Columbia (where she grew up.) Jade received her BA in Creative Writing from the University of San Diego and her MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Functional Medicine and Nutrition.
Jade particularly loves working with beginner runners or those looking to complete their first ultramarathon. When she's not running, she's usually looking after her 21 rescue animals! Be warned, that number will likely continue to grow.
FROM NICKADEMUS' CLIENTS
Nick has been great! From the exercises that he has given me, to the running workouts that are strategic to my goals, I’m going to crush my race! Nick gives feedback, and I don’t feel like I’m doing this alone. My training using training peaks has been great. It provides transparency with my coach, and my training plan is more fluid/dynamic and adapts to my goals based on progress. Other training has been “hey do x,y,z for the next n weeks” now it changes as I change.
It was/is a great experience, I have grown so much mentally and physically. It has created a discipline in my life that I have always wanted. The coaches are great in approaching each athlete individually and I don't feel pressure that I have in the past from other coaches that I have hired at other companies. I have been able to push myself further than I have ever imagined physically and mentally. It has pushed me to shoot for larger and longer distances.
With Nickademus, he had such a wealth of knowledge when it came to ultrarunning that I was able to ask him endless questions about the sport, from sleep deprivation to gear choices, and he always had some experience to draw on. He took a long holistic approach to my running career while allowing me to still dabble in strength training.
During my time as a CHP client I set PRs in all my lifts: snatch, clean & jerk, back squat, deadlift. I also went from running 50k's to completing my first 100 mile trail race in 2019 and have since run numerous other ultramarathons, including races with over 10,000' of gain, which are now my main interest (vert!).
My training at CHP has varied a lot over the last few years, it's had everything from standard CrossFit workouts, long weightlifting sessions, trail runs, weighted rucks, and even mindfulness practices. I would say the best part about the CHP training is that it is diverse while still goal-focused on whatever you want to get better at.