Shelly-lynn Florence Glover  


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SHELLY-LYNN FLORENCE GLOVER is an exercise physiologist with a master’s degree from Columbia University as well as certification as a fitness professional Marymount Manhattan College.

She has an undergraduate degree in journalism. As a researcher, she has been active in several studies involving runners. Her work involving “critical velocity” as a means of predicting marathon times was accepted for publication and was presented at the 1995 American College of Sports Medicine Conference in Minneapolis.

She competed for her high school track team and was captain of the soccer team, and was a member of her college’s first women’s cross-country team, where she also played rugby, floor hocky and indoor soccer.

As a veteran of more than 30 years of racing, she competes for the team she founded with husband Bob Glover, the Greater New York Racng Team.

She is founder and president of Great Strides, which specializes in personalized training programs.



As program director for Robert H. Glover and Associates, she coaches with the New York Road Runners City-Sports-For-Kids youth track program , and the New York Road Runner’s adult running classes.

Founder and past coach

  • Mercury Masters--a running team for women athletes who are over the age of fifty,
  • City Striders--a running team for boys and girls.

A USATF certified coach, she has volunteer coached at vaious local schools including

  • Sleepy Hollow High School Track
  • Sleepy Hollow Modified Track
  • Edgemont High School Track

Co Author of

  • The Runner's Handbook
  • The Competitive Runner's Handbook
  • The Runner's Training Diary


  • Lecturer/Coach 10-years Westchester Team in Training
  • NYCM Marathon Training Columnist
  • Lecturer 10 years NYRR Training Clinics


American Running Association & Editorial Board

Coaching Credits Include

  • Tommy Hilfiger 10K Training Schedule
  • NYCM Training Schedule
  • U.S. Marines Women's Recruitment Running Consultant
  • Arthur Anderson Dress For Success Running Program for disadvantaged women
  • Darien Running Club

Past Personal Training Positions

  • Headtrainer Tarrytowns YMCA
  • Greenwich YWCA
  • White Plains YMCA