ABOUT Us

What We are about

At Plateau Racing we believe that a coach is a resource. Our goal is the give you the tools you need to be successful at accomplishing your goals. We aim to help you make healthy lifestyle changes that are sustainable for the rest of your life, here's what that does and doesn't include:

What we are about:

  • Individualized programs 

  • Accountability 

  • Overcoming obstacles together (and understanding that sometimes things happen!)

  • Education

  • Sustainable lifestyle changes

What we are NOT about:

  • Cookie cutter programs

  • Fad workouts

  • Fad diets

  • Restrictive eating

Whatever your goals are we want to help you be successful at accomplishing them! Read on to find out more about us.

Kevin Myers

   Growing up outside of Eugene, Oregon, Kevin started running at the beginning of the running boom in the early 1970s. He bought his first pair of running shoes, the Nike Cortez, from BRS Sports which later became Nike Inc.  A spectator at many of the University of Oregon track meets and Olympic Trials held at Hayward Field, Kevin watched  Prefontaine’s last race in 1975.

    A competitor on the track and road until his early 20’s, Kevin set personal records of 31:10 for the 10K, 1:07:38 for the half marathon and 2:39 in the marathon. In 1984 he was part of the Nike Corporate team that took third place at the Xerox Corporate Championships in Buffalo, New York.

After fifteen years off from running, Kevin hit the trails in late 1999, running his first 50k at the McKenzie Trail 50k with a friend after six weeks of training. His trail results included a 3:50:44 at the McKenzie Trail 50K, at the time a masters course record. His 50 mile personal best was 6:48 at the 2001 Autumn Leaves 50 miler, another course record. In 2002, after running for almost three years, he ran and finished, the Western States 100 miles, in 23:13 in Auburn Ca.

    Kevin started his coaching career at Lane Community College in 1985 as an assistant track and cross country coach for the men’s program before taking over the men’s head coaching job from 1987 - 1990. In addition to coaching at LCC, he has coached middle, high school and post collegiate athletes. One of his post collegiate athletes, Terry Perrault, qualified for the 1988 Olympic Trials in the steeplechase. In the summer of 1989 Kevin was selected to work with the Bangladesh national track team.

Kevin on a hike in Mt. Rainier National Park

Certifications
  • Bachelors of Science - Physical Education, University ​​of Oregon

  • Masters of Teaching in Physical Education, University of Oregon

  • USATF Level 1

  • Road Runners Club of America Certified Coach

Experience
  • Lane Community College Mens Cross Country/Track coach.

  • Bangladesh National Coach

  • Post Collegiate Running Coach

Sierra Myers

Sierra spent her early childhood in Track Town USA. Sierra was first influenced to run by her parents and participated in the kids' track meets put on at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon when she was in Kindergarten. Her Dad would take her and her brother to Steens Mountain Running Camp over the summer, which only inspired Sierra to want to run even more. When she reached High School and was finally old enough she signed up for Steens and ended up going 3 times over the course of her High School career. 

As a Sophomore in High School Sierra PR'd at the sub-district meet with a 5k time of 20:55. Unfortunately, the state meet that same year did not go as well partly due to catching the flu the week before. Sierra developed plantar fasciitis at then end of her Sophomore year of High School and was not able to run for about a year and a half. She was able to compete her Senior year of High School, but because of the amount of time it took to rehabilitate her foot she was not in running shape and had a difficult time getting back into running. 

After graduating High School Sierra went on to obtain her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology Pre- Physical Therapy from Western Washington University in 2016. She became a Personal Trainer in 2013 and has worked with clients of all different backgrounds who have brought a diverse range of goals. After college Sierra has worked in two physical therapy clinics where she has had the opportunity to work with clients rehabilitating from injuries or surgery. She has spent the last couple of years creating exercise programs for a variety of clients ranging from High School students to Senior citizens. She has experience working with athletes, coach to 5k runners, individuals recovering from an injury or surgery, individuals with hypertension, hypothyroidism, dislipidemia, and other medical conditions. Sierra works with all populations and finds helping others achieve their goals very rewarding. 

Sierra walking out of the canyon at the end of the Big Day (24 miles) at Steens Mountain Running Camp in 2011

Certifications
Experience
  • Bachelors of Science - Kinesiology Pre - Physical Therapy

  • Road Runners Club of America Certified Coach

  • NAFC Personal Trainer

  • FMS 

  • Personal Trainer since 2013

  • Experience working with clients recovering from injuries

  • Experience working with clients who have medical conditions: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hypothyroidism, and more.

Kathryn Zetzer

Kathryn is an avid marathon racer, two-time ironman triathlete, and ultra-distance runner. She is known for her fun, open, and thoughtful approach with athletes. A listener first, she encourages athletes to be open, candid communicators. She believed that encouragement and accountability are essential to success in sports and life. 

Kathryn recently completed her first 50K, nine months after giving birth to her daughter, Alice. She understands how to balance life goals with real life priorities. Her training focuses on building emotional, and physical strength. 

She knows that whether your goals are to finish your first 5k or to qualify for Boston it all starts with a plan and a commitment to yourself. Her goal is to unlock your strengths while sharing the training tips and tricks she’s picked up in her last decade of endurance competition. A consistent age-group podium finisher, Kathryn has competed in 10+ marathons, and 20+ half marathon. She has worked with athletes across the country and has an intimate knowledge of courses and training routes around the Seattle region. 

Kathryn’s core philosophy is combining speed, distance and HIT training to build a robust endurance foundation that can be translated into success at any distance or sport. She believes in setting challenging but realistic goals in training and celebrating the small victories along the way.

Certifications
  • Community Health Education Specialist

  • RRCA Certified Running Coach

  • USATF Level 1

Cailie buckingham,RDN

Cailie comes from a long line of runners and believes that running is simply part of her DNA.  Running has been a consistent part of her life since high school and she has completed 3 marathons with a PR of 3:16:20. Her proudest running accomplishment was placing in the top 10 females in 2013 at the Imogene Pass Run.  To Cailie, running is truly a way of life. She greatly enjoys introducing people to running and all it can offer to increase their quality of life.

As a runner since a young age, she became interested in a career in the health field and has now been a registered dietitian/nutritionist for 13 years.  She is known for her passion in helping others find their own definitions of balance and moderation when it comes to healthy eating. Her goal is to take the “die” out of the diet by offering practical and simple ways to incorporate more nutritious foods into athletes everyday, busy life.  She will provide sound nutrition advice to further athletes health and fitness goals, as well as provide the support and encouragement needed to make lasting behavior changes. Cailie is excited to offer performance nutrition to assist in taking athletes running to the next level!

Certifications

  • Bachelors of Science – Food and Nutrition, Montana State University

  • Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist (RDN) – Commission of Dietetic Registration

  • Certified Dietitian (LD)

  • Certification in Adult Weight Management -Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Experience
  • Developed and implemented in-depth wellness programs at the Mayo Clinic.

  • Skilled in motivational interviewing to assist individuals in meeting their nutrition and wellness goals.

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