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Masters Runners

Age Doesn’t Have to Slow You Down

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to get slower or that you can’t accomplish your goals. By implementing an adaptive, long-term and intelligent training plan you can start running faster, stay healthy, and rewrite your personal record book.

running coach for masters runners

 

Beginners

Make Running Fun and Simple

We take the guesswork out of training for your first race or getting started with a running plan for the first time. You won’t have to worry about how much, how often, or what type of running workouts you should be doing. Simply follow the detailed plan, ask questions when needed, and start watching your times improve.

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Boston Qualifier

Make Your Dreams a Reality

If qualifying for the Boston Marathon is your dream, we’re here to make it a reality. We’ve helped over 75 runners qualify for their first Boston Marathon in the last 3 years alone. By using a long-term approach that addresses your specific strengths and weaknesses, you will shave off those last few minutes you need to hit your goal.

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Busy Schedule

Training for Your Unique Schedule

Whether you’re a parent with a hectic schedule or a professional working long hours, we can create a custom training plan that will adapt to YOUR schedule and help make every mile count. Too busy to run yesterday? Work travel got you scrambling? Your coach will make the adjustment to keep you on target

Running coach for busy schedule

 

Competitive

Take Your Training to a New Level

Whether you’re shooting for age-group records, victories as a masters runner, or just want to run faster, we have the knowledge and expertise to get you there. With innovative training concepts and constant feedback you’ll be running faster than you ever thought possible.

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Unique

You’re Unique and so isn’t Your Training

Just because you don’t see a tab that describes you doesn’t mean I don’t have experience coaching a runner with your goals, injury history, or time commitments. With over 15 years experience coaching runners of all ability levels, we have a coach who can create a plan to fit your specific needs.

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The more miles you accumulate on your legs, the more important it is that your training plan be designed to maximize each step you take. More importantly, it must be adaptive to your recovery needs while still pushing your fitness threshold. Through years of experience working with runners just like you, we’ve developed a unique coaching philosophy that utilizes first-hand experience, practical, research-driven knowledge, and detailed, personal attention to help you succeed. The following are the skills, knowledge, and results RunnerConnect can bring to your training:

Unparalleled knowledge and experience

You’ll be hard pressed to find another running coach who has our combination of first-hand experience and scientific understanding of the sport of running.

Experience

Our coaches have been running and training at some of the highest levels of the sport for nearly 17 years. When we present you with a workout to complete, not only do we understand the physiological benefits of the session, but we’ve also completed ourselves and understand just how you’ll feel. This experience allows us to appreciate what you’re feeling and tailor the training to your abilities and goals.

Knowledge

In addition to years of studying how exercise physiology applies to running in the traditional classroom setting, All of our coaches have had the opportunity to train with, and directly under, some of the best coaches and runners in the United States. Instead of blindly applying a coach’s method from books and other pieces of information, we’ve learned directly from the best.

Adaptability and answers

Coaching isn’t a part-time gig or a side project. It’s our passion and it’s our job. This allows us to answer your questions immediately, often times within minutes. This means we can make adjustments to your schedule whenever you need them. Work, family, weather, and your social life – they can all be factors that cause you to have to adjust the optimal schedule. The ability to keep you on track and progressing towards your goals is a critical step for your success.

Proven Success

We’ve worked with countless runners who came to me after thinking age had finally got the best of them. Through intelligent and responsive training, we’ve helped almost all of them achieve their goals and redefine what they thought was possible.

Don’t take out word for it; see first hand how I have helped runners who might be just like you.

“From Often Injured Master’s Runner to New Personal Bests in 6 Months”

The Runner:
Tim Parker
Age: 46
Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Previous PR’s
10 mile-58:50
Half Marathon – 1:21:40
10k – 35:11

The Problems:

  • Worried that age was the cause of his lack of progression in personal best times over the last few years.
  • Running too hard on his easy days, which was causing him to be fatigued going into his important workout sessions and not being able to hit his times.
  • Not doing the right type of running to specifically address the demands of his target race distances of 10 mile to the half marathon. For example, too much VO2Max workouts at the expense of developing aerobic strength.
  • Frequent injuries, which derailed training at inopportune times.

What We Did:

  • First, we took a look at Tim’s race performances across the board, from 5k to the half marathon. This helped us identify the weak areas in his current fitness and assign workouts that appropriately addressed these weaknesses.
  • I assigned Tim specific paces for all of his runs to ensure that he ran his easy days easy enough to recover for the next workout session.
  • I had Tim check in with me every few days to ensure that his body was responding to the training as intended
  • We worked on developing Tim’s aerobic strength so he could better handle the specific demands of the 10 mile to half marathon race distance.

The Results:

  • After only three months of working together, Tim dropped is half marathon PR by more than a minute and thirty seconds to 1:20:13 at the very hill Baltimore Half Marathon.
  • Tim took more than 30 seconds off his course PR at the Baltimore Club Challenge in February. This was the first race of the spring and a great sign of things to come.
  • Tim hasn’t missed a step of running due to injury since August of 2009, despite running some of the best workouts of his life.

“A 16 minute PR at 10k”

The Runner:
Jim Cherry
Age: 50
Hometown: Science Hill, KY

Previous PR’s
10k – 1:13:00
Half Marathon – 2:18:00
5k – 34:45

The Problems:

  • Jim had a very unstructured training program that relied on runs that were either too easy or in the “gray” zone of training – too slow to gain benefits, but too fast to truly be a recovery run.
  • Although he had been running for about 4 years, Jim was fairly new to racing. His limited race experience was causing inconsistent race results and a he had a lot of questions about proper warm-up and race strategy.
  • Because Jim had never really trained before, he didn’t know how to properly run workouts or effectively pace himself during speed workouts or tempo runs. More importantly, Jim needed help to design a long-term training plan that would help him achieve his multiple race goals.

What We Did:

  • First, we identified the areas of weakness in Jim’s fitness by analyzing his past race results and current training paces.
  • Because Jim had never done speed work before, and he is an older runner, we needed to introduce speed work very gradually into his training plan. First, we started with short strides after his easy runs and then slowly introduced short bursts of speed into his long runs and tempo run days. This enabled us to slowly build up his tolerance for faster and more difficult training.
  • To help Jim adapt to the race demands and environment he would encounter, I assigned him very specific paces on his tempo workouts on the track. This enabled him to develop a “feel” for how hard he should be running. Eventually, we moved the workouts to the hilly terrain of his normal running routes and developed his sense of pace on the roads.
  • Through consistent emails and phone calls I closely monitored how Jim’s body was responding and adapting to the workouts and the new workload.

The Results:

  • After less than a year working together, Jim’s new PR’s are:

10k – 56:56 (A 16- minute improvement!)
Half Marathon – XXXX

  • Not only did we see huge improvements in Jim’s race times, but he also lost almost 8 pounds. Furthermore, Jim has developed more confidence in his training and abilities and has changed his goals and outlook for 2011.

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Taking the leap into running for the first time or completing your first marathon is a scary proposition.

To succeed in your new endeavor, you’ll want all the help you can find. Our coaches have years of experience working with novice runners all over the country, including being the official training program of the Susan G. Komen Maryland Marathon for the Cure.

We’ve helped new runners transition from a run/walk program to their first race ever and we’ve coached beginner runners as they tackle the marathon for the first time. In addition to a training schedule personally customized to you and your goals, you’ll have an expert to answer all of your questions. More importantly, we will guide you through any fears you may have and help keep you motivated and on the right track.

Here’s how we can help you get started towards achieving your goals.

  • Immediate answers – Coaching isn’t a part-time gig or a side project. It’s our passion and our my job. This allows us to answer your questions immediately, often times within minutes. You deserve unmatched support and guidance.
  • Adaptive training – Running doesn’t occur in a vacuum and we understand you have a busy and often hectic life. We make adjustments to your schedule whenever you need them. Work, family, weather, and your social life – they can all be factors that cause you to have to adjust the schedule. You don’t have to worry about what to do if you miss a run or workout. We give you the answers to keep running simple and fun.
  • Motivation and success – By developing a long-term plan that progresses your fitness only when your body is ready, you can be assured that you’ll reach your goals. More importantly, we provide motivation and support when your mind is working against you. With your RunnersConnect coach, failure is not in the vocabulary!

Don’t take our word for it. See first hand how we have helped runners who were beginners just like you.

“First time runner finishes 5k in just 2 months”

The Runner:
Paige Poray
Age: 37
Hometown: Washington, DC

Previous PR’s

Has never run before
Wants to finish a 5k and become healthier in general

The Problems:

  • Has never run before and has no idea where to start. The idea of finishing a race in the next 2 months is a scary and daunting task.
  • Seven months post pregnancy with her second child and still carrying the extra weight she desperately wants to get rid of
  • Has a hard time developing the confidence to run harder and finish longer runs that she knows she needs to do to be successful.

What We Did:

  • First, Paige started on one of our beginner plans that very slowly and incrementally increased her running distances while adding in walking breaks to help her exercise longer and take away the fear associated with long, extended runs.
  • We talked to Paige about taking each training week one week at a time and not looking to the future. While we certainly had a long-term plan in mind, showing Paige what she would be running 4 or 6 weeks down the road would have been daunting and reinforced negative attitudes that she couldn’t do it.
  • Paige used our vast library of training articles and training clinics with detailed explanations and examples of the running workouts she was to complete. Furthermore, Paige checked in with the Live Coach Chat to ensure that her body was responding to the training as intended and participated in the forums to help her answer any questions she might have after completing a run.
  • Our supportive community kept Paige motivated and moving towards her goals when minor interruptions from her family kept her from sticking with the schedule.

The Results:

  • After only two months working together, Paige finished her first 5k in 40 minutes while running the entire distance.
  • More importantly, Paige has been bitten by the running bug. She has signed up for a 6 mile race just 5 weeks after her first 5k and plans to complete her first half marathon this January. We couldn’t be more excited about Paige’s complete change in perspective about running and her belief in what she can accomplish.

“First time marathon finisher”

The Runner:
Kimberly Dewrell
Age: 32
Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Previous PR’s

Half Marathon – 2:10:41
Marathon – Long-time goal to finish

The Problems:

  • Kimberly had the long-time goal of finishing a marathon, but she did not know how to transition from the half marathon training she was currently doing and apply it to the marathon.
  • Worried that her busy job as a teacher would affect her ability to get the training in, especially during the short, cold winter months.
  • Because Kimberly had never trained for the marathon, she didn’t know how to properly fuel herself on long runs or in races. Furthermore, Kimberly had trouble developing her sense of pace and finding her ideal marathon pace.

What We Did:

  • First, we provided Kimberly a plan that slowly progressed from her half marathon training, which consisted of roughly 20 miles per week and a 11 mile long run, to very marathon specific fitness. Each workout built incrementally on the previous week, which allowed Kimberly’s body to easily adjust to the training, but also gave her the confidence that she could run the entire distance.
  • Using our vast library of nutrition articles and training clinics, Kimberly worked diligently on strategies for eating and drinking before and during the race. Kimberly experimented with different types of nutrition products and fueling strategies that allowed her to easily and confidently eat during the run.
  • With constant checking-in with her friends on RunnerConnect, Kimberly stayed motivated and continually adapted her workouts through one of the snowiest winters in Baltimore’s history.

The Results:

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Qualifying for the Boston Marathon is the pinnacle of running achievement. If it’s been your dream to make the famous trek from Hopkinton to Copley Square, then we are the coaches with the experience and the knowledge to get you there.

Based on your training and previous marathon finishes, we will analyze your specific strengths and weaknesses to develop a strategy to help you finish under the qualifying time. The following are the skills, knowledge, and results we can bring to your training:

Unparalleled knowledge and experience

You’ll be hard pressed to find another coach who has our combination of first-hand experience and scientific understanding of the marathon distance.

Experience

Our coaches been running and training at the highest level of marathon racing for nearly 6 years. we’ve competed in some of the biggest marathons in the world, including US Championships and the Olympic Trials. More importantly, through years of coaching, we’ve learned to adapt this knowledge to runners of your ability level. When we present you with a workout to complete, not only do we understand the physiological benefits of the session, we’ve also completed it ourselves and understand just how you’ll feel. This experience allows us to appreciate what you’re feeling and tailor the training to your abilities and your goals.

Knowledge

In addition to years of studying how exercise physiology applies to the marathon in the traditional classroom setting, Our coaches have had the opportunity to train with, and directly under, some of the best marathon coaches and runners in the United States. We’ve trained with 2008 Olympians Brian Sell and Ryan Hall, along with 2009 NYC Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi. More importantly, we’ve trained under and picked the brains of famous coaches such as Terrance Mahon (Coach of Deena Kastor and Ryan Hall), Jack Daniels, The Hansons, Zap Ftiness, and Scott Simmons. Instead of blindly applying a coach’s method from books and the Internet, I’ve learned directly from the best and apply it to your training.

Expert Guidance

To qualify for the Boston Marathon, it is essential that you maximize every mile you run and each workout you complete. While each person we coach is unique, your training strategy will first identify and target your specific weaknesses. Whether it’s speed, strength, or endurance, we’ll work diligently to increase your level of fitness. When you’ve built a solid foundation, we’ll move to the marathon specific portion of training that prepares your body to succeed over the full 26-mile distance.

Adaptability

We can make adjustments to your schedule whenever you need them to ensure that you’re always on track. Despite how hard you’ll try, not every workout will go as planned. Work, family, weather, your social life – they can all be factors that force you to adjust the schedule. With a simple email, chat, phone call, or text, we help you get things back on track without missing a beat.

Don’t take our word for it; see first hand how we’ve have helped runners qualify for their first Boston Marathon.

“Needed to drop 4 minutes to qualify for Boston…PR’d by 10 minutes”

The Runner:
Peter Tiscione
Age: 50
Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Previous PR’s
Marathon – 3:39 (qualifying standard was 3:35)
Half Marathon – 1:44

The Problems:

  • Peter was running his recovery runs too fast, which meant that he was not recovering properly and not rested enough for his scheduled hard sessions. This made it difficult to run faster workouts.
  • The workouts Peter was doing were not marathon specific. He relied too heavily on slow long runs and shorter speed sessions. Neither of these workouts specifically targeted Peter’s weaknesses or the specific marathon fitness he needed to develop.
  • Peter has a busy and often hectic schedule. He not only owned his own business, which requires him to be on his feet most of the day, but he also teaches at a local University. It was important that his schedule factor these outside influences to be most effective.
  • Peter lacked the confidence to attack his workouts and perform training runs that he was capable of doing. Often, he would talk himself out of a workout before it even began.

What We Did:

  • First, we worked very hard to slow Peter down on his easy runs. While this is never an easy task for any runner we work with, by giving him direct paces to follow and continually expounding on the benefits of slowing down, we were able to get the most out of each run and workout he did.
  • Peter’s workouts became much more marathon specific. Every mile he ran was specifically designed to elicit a certain physiological benefit. We implemented threshold intervals, long runs that increased fuel efficiency, and shorter speed elements that helped him improve his form and mechanics.
  • By implementing a progressive schedule and using detailed race strategies, we were able to give Peter the confidence he needed to run the paces and times during workouts and races we knew he was capable of. Once he trusted that his assigned paces were doable, he gained the confidence to attack each race and workout.

The Results:

  • After only 5 months working together, Peter qualified for the 2011 Boston Marathon. His new personal best’s are now:

Half Marathon – 1:36:46
Marathon – 3:28:40

  • With the qualifying time a distant memory, Peter is excited about training for the Boston Marathon and making his race a memorable experience and another big PR.
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Limited time to train or a constantly changing schedule doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your goals. With a RunnersConnect coach, you’ll have a customized plan that is adapted to your unique schedule. We make running fit around your life, not the other way around. With constant feedback and timely adjustments, we take the guesswork out of your training. We specialize in designing training schedules for runners with hectic schedules or tight time constraints, see how:

  • Adaptive training – Running doesn’t occur in a vacuum and we understand you have a busy and often hectic life. We make adjustments to your schedule whenever you need them. Work, family, weather, and your social life – they can all be factors that cause you to have to adjust the schedule. You’ll never worry again about what to do if you miss a run or workout. We give you the answers to keep your running and your goals on target.
  • Immediate answers – Coaching isn’t a part-time gig or a side project. It’s our passion and it’s my job. This allows us to answer your questions immediately, often times within minutes.
  • Long-term planning – Perhaps the most difficult part of writing your own training plan is keeping your long-term goals in mind when you map out each workout. When you’ve got a tight schedule, it’s difficult to see the forest in the trees. With an unparalleled combination of scientific knowledge and personal experience, we can ensure that each run or workout is one step closer towards your goal.

Don’t take our word for it; see first-hand how we’ve have helped runners with busy schedules just like you.

“Working around an unorthodox schedule for a 30 Marathon PR and a Boston Qualifier”

The Runner:

Dan Frengel
Age: 44
Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Previous PR’s

Half Marathon – 1:52
10-miler – 1:26:40
Marathon: 3:55:13

The Problems:

  • Dan has an unconventional work schedule that requires an interesting mix of hard days and easy days that aren’t often addressed in normal training programs. For example, he works all day Tuesday and into Wednesday, which negates any possible workouts on those two days. Dan was the perfect example of someone who can benefit from our custom training program, at a very affordable price.
  • Dan was having success at some of the shorter distances, but could not translate that to the longer ten-mile and half marathon distances.
  • Dan had difficulty pacing himself during races, which was causing him to fade during the later half of his races.

What We Did:

  • First, we created a very customized schedule for Dan that not only allowed him to get in the necessary workouts that would allow him to race faster, but also maximized his recovery time during his unorthodox work schedule. Furthermore, during the first few months, we used constant feedback to ensure that his body was responding as intended.
  • We worked extensively on developing a sense of pace. It is not an easy or quick process, but through the use of track workouts and specialized cutdown workouts, Dan was able to grasp the “feel” of pacing. Furthermore, we provided detailed race plans for Dan that mapped out a target pace for each mile, which helped him transfer his new sense of pace to a stronger finish on race day.
  • Finally, we totally reworked the type of workouts Dan completed. First, we identified his weaknesses and spent two months working exclusively on developing physiologic areas that needed improvement. Then, we moved the training to a half marathon focus, with specifically targeted workouts.

The Results:

  • After only two months working together, Dan recorded personal bests at the 10-mile and half marathon distance. His most recent half marathon race was a 10-minute improvement. Not only did he break the 1:50 barrier for the first time, but her nearly skipped the 1:40’s all together.
  • After 8 months working together, Dan PR’d by 30 minutes in the marathon to finally qualify for Boston, a long time goal.

    Half Marathon PR – 1:41:06
    10-mile PR – 1:20:19

    Marathon PR – 3:27:15

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Having spent years running at some of the highest levels in our sport, our coaches have experienced first hand what it takes to be the best.

As a runner striving to maximize each mile you run and trying to squeeze every ounce of talent out of your body, it is crucial that you have a well-formulated, objective, and adaptable training plan. You need a coach that not only utilizes the latest cutting edge and proven training theories but also possesses the knowledge that only first hand experience can bring. These are the skills, knowledge, and changes we can bring to your training:

  • Innovative Training – Our coaches take the most cutting-edge training theories and ideas from America’s best coaches and scientists. More importantly, we break these theories down so they are simple to understand and we implement them directly into your training. With a RunnersConnect coach, you’ll have no more concerns about how much, how little, or when and why to implement everything into your training plan.
  • Long-term objectivity and planning – It is very difficult as an athlete who is coaching yourself to keep in mind focused your ultimate goals, and the processes and steps that it takes to get there, as you prepare for a week of training four months out from your race. Your coach will create a comprehensive plan that keeps you on target and laser focused, while also keeping the big picture in mind.
  • Adaptability – We can make adjustments to your schedule whenever you need them, which will ensure that you’re always maximizing every mile you run. As someone who is training at a high level, you know that not every workout or race will go as planned. Work, family, weather, your social life – they can all be factors that cause you to have to adjust the optimal schedule. We help you get things back on track and make sure you optimize each mile you run for the absolute best results.

Don’t take my word for it; see first hand how I have helped some really great runners.

1. “From First Race Ever to Local Elite”

The Runner:

Richard Harris
Age: 25
Location: Charlotte, NC

Previous PR’s
5k – 19:10
Half Marathon – 1:24:30

The Problems:

  • Richard had a very limited training background and had never trained in a somewhat structured running environment.
  • Richard was piecing together workouts and information gathered from Runners World, books, and other sources with no long term planning concerning the development of his training.
  • With limited racing experience, Richard didn’t know how to race effectively and maximize his fitness on race day
  • Richard lacked the confidence and had a hard time motivating himself to do the harder workouts necessary to improve his race times.

What We Did:

  • First, with the help of Richard, we created a long-term plan to start targeting the goals Richard wanted to hit over the next few months and for the following year. We went back and analyzed the long term plan every few months to make sure we were still on target. For the most part, we were always ahead of target and adjusted his goals based on his increasing level of fitness.
  • With a long term plan in hand, we detailed Richard’s training schedule using three week blocks. This detailed plan assigned each run with a specific purpose, which was explained to Richard so he could see and understand the direction of his training.
  • Richard and his coach worked extensively on practicing and developing the racing skills necessary to race to his best each time out. To do this, his coach assigned him specific workouts, such as cut down runs and hammers, each week that were designed to practice these skills.
  • Our awesome community and the friends Richard made on the site help hold him accountable for his workouts and kept him motivated and confident that he was moving in the right direction.

The Results:

  • After less than a year working together, Richard’s new PR’s are:

5k – 16:56 (a 2 minute and 14 second improvement) *Updated 8/5/10 – Richard PR’d at 16:40

Half Marathon – 1:20:50 (a 3 minute and 40 second improvement)

  • The process of developing his racing skills is a long and ongoing process, which took lot of practice and patience on Richard’s part. However, he has improved his pacing skills considerable, which has allowed him to run a more tactically efficient race. The results of his practice are evident in his racing times.
  • With the great success he’s had over the last few months, Richard is excited to attack each workout on his schedule and now views the tough workouts as a challenge instead of something that he doesn’t think he can do. As a coach, it is a phenomenal feeling to watch an athlete develop that type of confidence.

“From Often Injured Master’s Runner to New Personal Bests in 6 Months”

The Runner:
Tim Parker
Age: 46
Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Previous PR’s
10 mile-58:50
Half Marathon – 1:21:40
10k – 35:11

The Problems:

  • Worried that age was the cause of his lack of progression in personal best times over the last few years.
  • Running too hard on his easy days, which was causing him to be fatigued going into his important workout sessions and not being able to hit his times.
  • Not doing the right type of running to specifically address the demands of his target race distances of 10 mile to the half marathon. For example, too much VO2Max workouts at the expense of developing aerobic strength.
  • Frequent injuries, which derailed training at inopportune times.

What We Did:

  • First, we took a look at Tim’s race performances across the board, from 5k to the half marathon. This helped us identify the weak areas in his current fitness and assign workouts that appropriately addressed these weaknesses.
  • I assigned Tim specific paces for all of his runs to ensure that he ran his easy days easy enough to recover for the next workout session.
  • I had Tim check in with me every few days to ensure that his body was responding to the training as intended
  • We worked on developing Tim’s aerobic strength so he could better handle the specific demands of the 10 mile to half marathon race distance.

The Results:

  • After only three months of working together, Tim dropped is half marathon PR by more than a minute and thirty seconds to 1:20:13 at the very hill Baltimore Half Marathon.
  • Tim took more than 30 seconds off his course PR at the Baltimore Club Challenge in February. This was the first race of the spring and a great sign of things to come.
  • Tim hasn’t missed a step of running due to injury since August of 2009, despite running some of the best workouts of his life.
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Sometimes what you’re looking for or what you need can’t be easily described or labeled. Whatever your running situation or coaching need, RunnersConnect can help.

Our current athlete list of athletes includes high school runners attempting to win their state meet, athletes attempting to improve upon their FBI or Marine fitness test, runners who are just looking to make running fun and enjoyable again, and injury prone runners who we’re building from the ground up.

With extensive experience at all levels of the sport, you owe it to yourself to take the time to learn how we can help your running.

Adaptability

Coaching isn’t a part-time gig or a side project. It’s our passion and it’s our job. This allows us to answer your questions immediately, often times within minutes. We can make adjustments to your schedule whenever you need them to ensure that you’re always on track. Despite how hard you’ll try, not every workout will go as planned. Work, family, weather, your social life – they can all be factors that force you to adjust the schedule. With a simple email, chat, phone call, or text, your coach can help you get things back on track without missing a beat.

Unparalleled knowledge and experience

You’ll be hard pressed to find another coach who has our combination of first-hand experience and scientific understanding of running and training.

  • Experience – Our coaches have been running and training at the highest level of the sport for nearly 15 years. When we present you with a workout to complete, not only do we understand the physiological benefits of the session, but we’ve completed it ourselves and understand just how you’ll feel. More importantly, through years of coaching, we’ve learned to adapt our experience to help runners of your ability level.
  • Knowledge – In addition to years of studying how exercise physiology applies to running in the traditional classroom setting, we’ve had the opportunity to train with, and directly under, some of the best marathon coaches and runners in the United States. Instead of blindly applying a coach’s method from books and the Internet, we’ve learned directly from the best and apply it to your training.

Long-term planning

Perhaps the most difficult part of writing your own training plan is keeping your long-term goals in mind when you map out each workout. When you’ve got a tight schedule, it’s difficult to see the forest in the trees. With an unparalleled combination of scientific knowledge and personal experience, your coach will ensure that each run or workout is one step closer towards your goal.

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An online running coach can help you break through plateaus and revolutionize your training. With daily feedback and encouragement from your coach, we hold you accountable and help you find the motivation needed to achieve your running dreams!
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Answers

Finally, you'll have an online running coach who can answer any running and training question you've ever had. With unlimited email and chat access to your coach, along with cutting-edge training articles and simple how-to videos, you'll receive the support and answers you've always needed.
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We get you results, guaranteed. With a personalized, hand-crafted training schedule and the guidance from an expert coach, you'll maximize each mile you run and achieve your goals. An online running coach from RunnersConnect is the best investment you can make in your training.
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