Lisa's Coaching Philosophy

"I really believe my athletes determine their success. I can only guide them, offer a glimpse of what is possible...but knowing what is possible is everything! Everyone has talent, but the question is: What does it take to maximize it? From a coach's perspective, it requires a unique approach for each athlete. Combining common sense and a careful application of scientific training methods will yield results. From the athlete's perspective, they need to commit to following their plan as well as rely on their relationship with me - the coach - to guide them towards our goals. After all, the athlete's goal is my goal..."
Lisa Keller - Head Coach

"Previous to taking the Basic GNT Clinic in 2004, I had participated in 5 Gold Nugget Triathlons. In 2004, I improved in every part of the triathlon - 297 places in the swim, 191 places in the bike, 406 places for the run and 316 places overall! My 2004 Gold Nugget was the first time I was PROUD of my performance, instead of just saying I had completed the event."

Cheryl Campbell - Multisport Training of Alaska client

About Multisport Training of Alaska
MultiSport Training of Alaska is wholly owned and operated by Coach Lisa Keller. Coach Keller, a life-long Alaskan, has both a passion for athletic achievement and a desire to help athletes realize their potential.

Coach Keller's coaching resume

  • Owner/Coach, Multisport Training of Alaska - April 2003 to present
  • Head Coach, East High School Cross-Country Running Team (Boys and Girls) - 2002 to present
  • Distance Coach, East High School Track Team (Boys and Girls) - 2000 and 2001, 2003 to present
  • Coach, Alaska Sports Academy, 1998 to 2002
  • Assistant Coach, East High School Cross-Country Running Team, 1998 to 2001
  • Coach, Peninsula Running Club, 1998
  • Coach, Team Alaska Youth Track League Team, 1997 and 1998
  • Assistant Distance Coach, East High School Track Team, 1994 and 1995
  • USA Triathlon, Level 1 Coach
  • Team in Training, Triathlon Coach
  • Road Runners Club of America, Running Coach
  • USA Track and Field, Level 1 Coach
  • YMCA of the USA Fitness Specialist
  • National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Education Program
    • Coaching Principles Course
    • Sports First Aid Course
  • American Red Cross CPR,  First Aid, and AED Instructor

Coach Keller's top athletic achievements

  • 1st place breast cancer survivor, 2005 and 2003 Alaska Run for Women
  • 1st place overall female, 2001 Hammerman Off-Road Triathlon (Anchorage)
  • 1st place overall, 1999 Gold Nugget Triathlon (Anchorage)
  • 1st place female, 1999 Eagle River Triathlon (Anchorage)
  • 1st place female, 1999 Beaver Sports Triathlon (Fairbanks, AK)
  • 1st place female, 1999 Titanium Man Triathlon (Richland, WA)
  • 1999 and 1996 Female Alaska Triathlete of the Year
  • 1st place female, 1995 and 1993 Midnight Sun 10K (Fairbanks, AK)
  • 1st place female, 1993 Icebreaker Triathlon (Anchorage)
  • 1st place female, 1992 Get High Mountain Race (Telluride, CO)
  • 1982 Alaska State Champion, 800 meters

Coach Keller's Personal Statement
"Although I still enjoy training and competition, my focus has shifted to coaching.  I have been coaching athletes since 1995 and I started Multisport Training of Alaska in 2003.  I provide one-on-one coaching and group clinics and classes to adults of all ages and abilities.  I am the head cross-country running coach and distance track coach at East High School and I am a contract coach for Healthy Futures and Team in Training.

I am a partner in Up and Running Event Management, a company that provides race logistic support to running races and triathlons.  Clients include the Heart Run and the Gold Nugget Triathlon.  The perspective I have on race organization is a valuable insight that I can offer to my clients. 

I am a founding board member of the Alaska Run for Women and the Alaska Triathlon Club.  In 2005, I was inducted into the Athena Society, a Chamber of Commerce group that recognizes outstanding women in business.

In 2002, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy with lymph node dissection, chemotherapy, and radiation.  I continued to exercise throughout treatment and I attribute my positive attitude to lessons I learned through sports.  I hope to pass on my enthusiasm for an active life to my two daughters, Kira (age 8) and Ciana (age 5) …… and to you!"

Training Groups
Training Groups are a fantastic way to stay motivated, have fun, and get a great workout. All groups include a wide range of abilities from beginner to advanced and can be adapted to address training needs. Even if you are not training to race, you will improve your fitness and abilities by working in a group.  
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