The relationship is the most important factor in effective coaching. A successful experience is built on:
I bring a variety of training approaches to fit you - your goals, strengths and weaknesses, lifestyle, etc. - not me or anyone else. I work to enhance your strengths and tackle your limiters. I bring in ideas from coaching legends as well as cutting edge research and approaches, from people including: Lydiard, Daniels, Maffetone, Noakes, Pfitzinger, Friel, Hutchinson, and more.
Serious goals take serious commitments. However, real, long term, sustainable success also requires a healthy balance in all areas of your life: work, school, family, friends, etc. I create training plans programs that work with your life - time constraints, stresses, unpredictability - to help you maintain a healthy life balance.
The traditional coaching model where I provide you with daily/weekly workouts. It starts with an in depth conversation where we discuss your goals, training history, lifestyle and other issues that may impact your training. Along with the training plans, there's regular feedback via phone, email, text, video chat, etc.
Want advice but don't want a full time coach? Hire me as an ongoing training advisor. You design your training plans, but use me for advice, to ask questions, and to help you get the most out of your training.
Do you need help with your training but don't want a full time coach? We meet for an hour-ish long session where you can ask me any questions you want. This can be a one-time session, repeated, or an on-going Training Advisor (see above).
We can meet for an in-person session - trail, road, track - where I can evaluate and give advice on your running form and answer other questions.
Do you have a small group of friends with similar goals? I can provide group workouts and/or lead them in person.