Welcome to Superior Running Co.! I’m Melissa, founder and coach at Superior Running Co. I founded Superior Running Co. to guide you through exploring your strengths and achieving your goals. The Superior Running Co. training philosophy is based on a foundation of finding strength and joy in harking back to our roots as active foragers, discovering we are capable of much more than we believe to be possible.

The name Superior Running Co. is a nod to my Great Lakes roots. I grew up in Milwaukee, WI on Lake Michigan and am now based on the shore of Lake Superior in Marquette, MI. I’ve always been drawn to the Great Lakes. Whether gentle waves or powerful gales, they lap ashore – inspiring us to do the same in our training. To be present, every day, to enjoy the routine calm and adjust for whatever storms may come our way.

I am continually inspired by seeing others accomplish things they once thought weren’t possible and my fulfillment as a coach comes from seeing you succeed in accomplishing your own audacious goals. Whether you are new to running or a seasoned veteran, you will receive personalized training plans specific to your individual goals. Any pace, any distance – with Superior Running Co. you will receive personalized attention and we will work collaboratively through consistent feedback, communication, and support.

I am a RRCA Certified Running Coach and ACE Certified Health Coach with a nursing background which led me to become passionate about guiding others in seeking health, happiness, and personal accomplishment through running. I have over 15 years of running experience from high school cross country to ultra-marathons, with finishes ranging from back of the pack to award winning. I look forward to supporting you through achieving your running goals and celebrating your success!

Education and Qualifications

  • Road Runners Club of America Certified Running Coach
  • American Council on Exercise Certified Health Coach
  • Associate Degree in Nursing, Registered Nurse (Wisconsin)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and German

Recent Accomplishments

  • 2018 UMTR Ultra Series – 1st place Women’s Open Division

Contact me at superiorrunningco@gmail.com with any questions or for more information!