Working with a running coach can transform your running, whatever your ability. As runners ourselves, we know how easy it is to just run – same pace; same distance; same route. Sometimes we might skip the odd session because we’re not ‘feeling it’. But what if you could work with a coach who kept you accountable? Who structured your training plan to help improve your running? Help you get faster, or further? Reduce the risk of injury?
We’ll start by getting to know you – your running goals and dreams; your current running fitness; your lifestyle. Once we know that, you will be allocated to the coach we feel will be best suited to help you. We can also hold group sessions if you have a group of friends you would like to train with.
We recommend seeing your coach at least once per week, but you will likely be in touch with them more often as you log your prescheduled training sessions and feed back to your coach on how each session felt and any adjustments that need to be made. Your 1-to-1 sessions with your coach may include drills to improve your running form; speed sessions; interval sessions or hill training. Your coach will also advise you on selecting the right kit; tailoring your nutrition and hydration; planning any races and more.
Pricing is flexible dependent on factors such as the number of face-to-face sessions required; the length of the training plan; and so on.
Want to know more? Contact us using the enquiry form below and we will happily answer any questions you may have.
“Increase mileage and intensity gradually – a rough rule of thumb is to increase mileage by no more than 10% each week.”
“Get more good quality sleep. Sleep is when your body adapts physically and mentally to training. Aim for at least 8 hours per night.”
“Recovery is key. Don’t overdo it and remember to take regular rest days – these are when your body recovers, rebuilds and becomes stronger.”
“Eat clean to fuel your runs. A healthy mix of carbs, proteins and fats, plenty of fruits and vegetables, and minimal processed food.”
“Consistency is key – you will see improvements if you train consistently.”
“Work on running technique using drills to improve form, make you more efficient and reduce the risk of injury.”
“ParkRun is a great way to measure your improvement over shorter distances, allowing you to run the same course on a regular basis.”
“Make sure your running shoes fit well – you should have around a thumbs width gap between the end of your toes and the end of the shoe.”
“Yoga and pilates are great for runners, for stretching muscles and improving proprioception, as well as enhancing core strength.”
“Include strength and conditioning in your training plan to increase power and reduce risk of injury.”
“Mix up your training – include hills, intervals, tempo runs and easy runs to keep your body working in different ways and to maintain progression.”
“Make sure your easy runs really are easy – around 65% - 70% of max heart rate or at a pace where you can easily hold a conversation.”