Meet Our Coaches

Shane Eversfield: Current Status

  • Founder and Head Coach of Kaizen-durance
  • Founder and Head CLT StartCoach of Zendurance Cycling
  • Master Coach Total Immersion Swim
  • Staff Coach Cayuga Sports Medicine Endurance Center, Island Health & Fitness
  • Ultra triathlete

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Smith-Batchen: Current Status

  • Founder & Head Coach of Dreamchasers Coaching

  • Staff Coach Kaizen-durancelisapromo
  • Internationally acclaimed ultra runner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mat Hudson: Current Status

  • Founder, Head Coach Mediterra Swim

  • Staff Coach Kaizen-durance
  • Master Coach Total Immersion SwimDCIM100GOPRO
  • Marathon Open Water Swimmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Coaches In-Depth:

Shane “Zenman” Eversfield

As a Coach/Educator:

  • Total Immersion Swim Master Coach, Coach Trainer & Certifier: US, Europe, Asia 
  • USAT Level 1 Coach (2004)
  • Founder & Head Coach of Zendurance Cycling® (2010-present)
  • Founder Kaizen-durance® (2015-present)
  • Serotta Advanced Bike Fit Certification (2009)
  • Staff Coach for Triathlon Research (2013-15)
  • Staff Coach for Total Immersion Swim Studio, New Paltz, NY (2009-present)
  • Training Peaks University Certification (2015)   
  • Board of Directors for Team U (2014-present)

Author/producer:

Athletic Highlights:

  • “Kaizen-durance 500: Moving Beyond ALS”: 12-mile swim, 400-mile bike, 88-mile run, 99 hours.  A self-supported benefit for ALS Association (2016)
  • 2012 Triple Ultra: Three multi-day ultra triathlons in 30 days – culminating with Virginia Triple Iron
  • Virginia Double Irons (2007, 2010)
  • Oregon Double Iron (2015 – oldest finisher in its 2-year history)
  • Hawaii Ultraman World Championship (2006)
  • Trans Mass Ultra (3-Day supported solo across Massachusetts: (6.3M swim, 231M bike, 60M run) (2015)
  • 2-time Hawaii Ironman finisher (1999, 2002)
  • Wilderness 101 Mountain Bike Race (2013)
  • ITU Long Course Triathlon World Championships (2008 – 8th in AG, 2010)
  • 4-time USAT All-American
  • 2X 100-Mile run finisher
  • Multiple Ironman finishes, 50 mile runs, marathons, nordic ski races

Lisa Smith-Batchen

As a Coach/Educator

  • Founder of Dreamchasers Coaching and Events

  • 20+ Years personal and group coaching: triathletes, runners, mountaineers, etc.
  • Leads functional strength classes for endurance athletes
  • Leads track running programs and run technique programs
  • Sports nutrition, health and wellness consultant
  • Acclaimed motivational speaker
  • Massage therapist
  • Lisa has led thousands of clinics and workshops

Athletic Highlights

  • 5 X Hawaiian Ironman: PR: 10:33:27
  • 9  X Badwater Ultramarathon (135M Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA):
  • Two 1st Place Finishes – 1997 & 1998
  • Furnace Creek 508 Ultra Cycling Race
  • 2 X Marathon des Sables Ultramarathons (Moroccan Sahara):
  • 1999: First US female to win the event in its 18 year history
  • 2008: 306 Miles: 1st person to ever run from Las Vegas to Mt. Whitney. Raised $590,000 for AIDS Orphans Rising
  • Over 35 Ultramarathons (50 miles or more): Including: Western States 100, Leadville Trail 100, Wasatch 100, Vermont 100, HURT 100K, Rocky Raccoon 100, Squaw Peak 50.
  • 100 Mile PR: 18:26 / 50 Mile PR: 6:42
  • Over 90 Marathons PR: 2:48:52. Half marathon PR: 1:23. 10k PR: 36:01.
  • Adventure Racing:
  •  – 3 X Eco-Challenge
  •  – 2 X Raid Galoises
  •  – 2 X ESPN X-Games

Lisa is the first and only person who has ever run 50 miles in all 50 states in the USA in 62 days!

Magazine cover stories: The NY Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post and Winning Magazine. Additionally, she has appeared in Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated for Women, ESPN Magazine, Outside Magazine, Ultrarunning, Trail Runner, Running Times

Mat Hudson

As a Coach/Educator:
  • Founder & Head Coach Mediterra International Swimming
  • Total Immersion Swim Master Coach, Coach Trainer & Certifier: USA, Europe Russia
  • Open Water Swimming Coach Specialist: USA, Europe, Russia, Mediterranean
  • Leads open water training camps in the Mediterranean Sea
Athletic Highlights
  • Competitive swimmer since 1988
  • Collegiate Team Olympic-distance triathlete 1991-1994
  • Marathon-distance open water, cold-water swimming
    Barefoot-style running: half-marathon distance and trail running

 

 

 

 

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