coaching

Next Step

SNAPSHOT

Take the next step, partner with a coach.

Colleen  and I in NY after a drenching run.  It was a fabulous rainy run with Colleen during her visit from CA.

Colleen and I in NY after a drenching run.  It was a fabulous rainy run with Colleen during her visit from CA.

DIGGING DEEPER

I am looking for two more runners to guide through their running training this fall/winter.  After getting settled in Minnesota I am ready to invest in more runner's experience with the sport.

My coaching helps those that are:

  • too busy to research and plan training schedules
  • unsure of how to get faster or run farther
  • lack accountability
  • seek individual advice
  • want someone to partner with them to complete a goal
  • need mental strategies to overcome obstacles 

Many runners like for me to check on them daily through a google spreadsheet training log and texting. Others want a weekly email conversation on what to focus on during the upcoming week. Several like to talk on the phone once a month or when they are preparing for a certain race. Most of all you will be supported all the way through the training season in the manner that works best for you.

It has been a delight these past years to assist runners to accomplish their hopes.  I am looking forward to the future and those that will take this opportunity.

SOLUTION

Email me and we can talk through how best I can help you.

runcoachshelly@gmail.com

 

The Training Secret

Bridge of Flowers 10K 

Bridge of Flowers 10K 

SNAPSHOT

Slightly undertrained with daily recovery and consistency are the secrets to success.

DIGGING DEEPER

Do you wonder what the secret workout is that gets runners to the podium?  It is not so secret as you may think.  In addition, the method is not just for the elite.  

It is quite simple to explain. Train the body to adapt at it's highest possible rate without causing too much trauma or stress. Allow the adaptation to occur under the most optimal recovery circumstances.  All the while adding each adaptation upon each other without setbacks or plateaus, therefore creating a consistent training year.

Theresa Loomis racing in the YMCA 10 miler in May 2016.

Theresa Loomis racing in the YMCA 10 miler in May 2016.

 

The complexity is in the individual differences between each human.  One runner's maximum weekly mileage is another runner's low level. Each body is unique in its making and ability to withstand the pressures of running. We all need different amounts and elements to recover optimally.  The stress of our life intervenes with consistent training.

 

So what does this all boil down to?  How do you get faster, better, stronger?  Listen to your body. With the knowledge that slightly undertrained with daily recovery and consistency are the secrets to success, do as your body needs.  Train hard using your internal motivation, tread carefully the rest of the 23 hours of the day in order to recover, and plan carefully causing a consistent training schedule.

It is simple yet complex.  This is where turning to a coach will improve your running. A running coach keeps you on the right track towards appropriate training and adequate recovery.  They should be sensitive to your recovery at the same time challenging you just enough to cause adaptation and increased fitness.  A coach sets out your training plans and keeps you accountable.

 

Your finish time should not dictate whether you deserve a coach.  Whatever level you are running at, you still need someone to guide you. I have a coach.  Even this coach needs a coach to run optimally and to reach her potential. Reach out to a runner around you that inspires and encourages you.  Ask them to guide you through a successful 2017.

SOLUTION

Secret exposed, what are you going to do with it?