Benefits of having a running coach

Having a running coach isn’t just for elite, Olympic level athletes.  Sure they all have coaches, but anyone can have a running coach; whether you are trying to hit a personal best, getting back into running after an injury or long break, you are completely new to running, or you’ve have hit a plateau in your times and need help pushing through.

Coaches are wonderful, even if I do say so myself. Not only do they create a training plan specific to your needs and work around your life/work schedule, but they are there to keep you accountable, to support you, to believe in your goals, to give advice on every topic related to training, and they will help you train harder and smarter.  Now don’t get me wrong, we are not 100% your cheerleader; we will push you when you need to be pushed. Dreams only work if you do!

Finding the right coach for you is kinda like dating. You may kiss a lot of frogs before you find the right one. That’s why it’s especially important to do your research and have a consultation before you sign-up (fyi I do a free one-hour consultation).  A consultation is a great way for you to share with them your fitness goals as well as getting to know them, to see if they are the right fit for you.  They may have won all the races in the world, but that doesn’t matter, ultimately it’s down to having a connection with them. You need to be able to trust your coach 100%, feel comfortable telling them your biggest training dreams, and know that they are there for you.

Coaching packages range in price depending on what’s included. For example, I offer 2 types of training plans; there is the one-time plan where I create a program for your upcoming race, or monthly plans which gives you that ongoing support, adjustment of workouts when life gets in the way of training (which it does sometimes), and regular communication.  You’re interested in monthly coaching but don’t live in Victoria, BC? That’s no problem at all, I coach clients all over the world, we can still chat on Skype.

If you have ANY questions on coaching, or the training plans I have on offer, or want to set up a free consultation, then BRILLIANT! Fill in this form and I will get back to you as soon as I can (likely within 48 hours).

Coach G