Coaching for Runners

An online running coach can help guide your training for an upcoming race by helping you decide on goals and the right workouts. But coaching isn’t just for “fast” runners – it’s actually most helpful for beginners who need more support planning their workouts and mileage.

Read an article below to learn more about coaching for runners!

Tweet When I started running as a freshman in high school, I had NO CLUE what I was doing. I wore mesh shorts and basketball shoes to the first practice… The worst part? I thought I could do the high jump like track & field… but cross country is ALL running! There are no field events! It’s […]

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Tweet Isn’t it funny that when something isn’t working, most of us just “buckle down” and try harder (even if you’re lost doing the wrong thing)? But often “what got you here, won’t get you there.” So if you’ve hit a plateau and are stagnating, running the same times and getting frustrated, doing more of the […]

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Tweet In the fall of 2001 after the season’s first home cross country race, I went on a four mile warm-down with a few other runners from the Varsity team. After the run as we were recounting our battle stories from the race, one of the track coaches walked by and asked why we were at […]

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Tweet In just a few days, Strength Running will turn four years old. What started as a little running blog that nobody read has grown into one of the largest running blogs on the web. It’s crazy to think that I’ve been featured in Runner’s World multiple times and am frequently tapped to contribute my coaching advice […]

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Tweet Last fall, I opened a special 1-on-1 coaching program to a small group of runners who were frustrated with injuries. For six intensive weeks, they received coaching material with one goal: to prevent injuries and finally get them healthy. It included: Strategies and coaching lessons that actually prevent injuries (not this absurd advice) All new strength […]

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Tweet Running goals are funny. You might set an outlandish goal this year, but next year accomplishing the same thing is ordinary. In 1998, I desperately wanted to run a mile under 6:00 minutes. Less than a year later, I could run three miles in a row at that pace. Later the big running goal was breaking […]

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Tweet Since 2010, I’ve been helping runners run faster. But a unique benefit of having a website like this is that I get to connect with elite runners, other coaches, Boston Qualifiers, and more experts in the running world. And more importantly, I can bring them to you. You’ve seen an interview with ultramarathoner Joel […]

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Tweet Learning about injury prevention from the brightest minds in the sport has its advantages. Forget anecdotal advice that might work for one person, but isn’t universal. Instead, doesn’t it make more sense to go straight to the experts? You wouldn’t get parenting advice from me (I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants […]

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Tweet Online coaching is becoming more and more popular for all types of runners. And that’s awesome because coaching is the best job in the world. Over the years, I’ve worked with so many types of athletes: Postpartum women Master’s athletes who want to finally qualify for the Boston Marathon Young women with dreams of […]

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Tweet Today is another installment of the popular “You be the Coach” series where I ask for your coaching advice. The strength of the SR community (see what I did there?) is that collectively, we can help runners train smarter by making better decisions. And one of the most important decisions a runner can make is long-term […]

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