Useful Links

Many renowned individuals and organizations have contributed research to the Faster Than Forty site or have helped Mark Gomes personally as he trains for the Masters Nationals. These are not paid links or advertisers. These are experts we trust who have helped us in some way. We recommend them.

Coach Mike Ward: ( — Former University of Miami head coach for cross country and track and field; retired, now offering custom training and consulting.

First Step Fitness Chicago: ( — Full-service athletic trainers specializing in ultramarathon and endurance training, with multiple related certifications, including speed and agility training.

Miami Flexibility Trainers: ( — Alex Da Silva leads a team of flexibility trainers specializing in high-performance athletes, but open to the public.

Noreen Hart Massage: ( — Noreen is helping FTF co-founder Rick Miller as he begins his Masters comeback. A former soccer player, Noreen has worked with athletes for many years

Personal Nutrition Designs, LLC: ( — Monique Ryan is a nationally recognized nutritionist specializing in endurance athletes. She was a member of the Performance Enhancement Team for USA Triathlon through the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Run With Bryan: ( — Web site for Bryan Huberty, one of our Miami training partners and a certified ChiRunning instructor.