Do all the things you know you should do but don't
whilst a coach will also.......
Do the planning so all you do is run.
Create a training plan with the correct progression.
Improve your 5k time or even just to get from the couch to a 5k?
Want to do your first half marathon or even full marathon?
Done all that but want to get faster and get that PB you've been struggled to achieve?
As your coach I can help with your training by giving you sessions targeted to achieve those goals.
How does a Running Coach Help
Running form, technique, gait and posture can play a valuable role in managing running injury as part of a comprehensive treatment programme, as well as helping to reduce the likelihood of incurring running injuries.
A poor running style places unnecessary stress on your joints
Improving your running style over a period of time will waste less energy and enhance running economy
Strength training will improve your performance, this becomes even more effective if limbs are placed corrected through the gait cycle.
Whether you are a fore foot, mid foot or heel striker is not as important as some think, where your foot strikes to ground relative to your body does matter.
Running might come naturally, but this doesn't mean we can't do it more efficiently or comfortably. Do you keep getting injured? Then lets have a look at why.
Running Form & Technique Analysis
No problem, we all have to start somewhere, My couch to 5k will keep you motivated to reach your goal as I work with you every step of the way, literally.
A program to take you from zero to 5km in 9 weeks. But don't worry the whole process is highly adaptable, our lives aren't always straight forward and rigid and so a couch to 5k program doesn't have to be either.
Unlike other couch to 5k programs I include strength & conditioning routines within the program. This ensures you get stronger so you body can cope with the increased load and reducing the likelihood of injuries.
Don't Know Where to Start?
All elite athletes train with a plan, achieving their goals didn't happen without a structured plan, it's no different for the rest of us. With a training plan you will know what to do and when to do it based on your target and your time frame.
A bespoke, structured training plan designed to work around your life is the first step.
Whether you want to run your first 5k, 10k half marathon, first marathon or your 50th I can help you create the right plan to hit your target.
Do you want to nail a new PB?
The biggest cause of running injuries is poor progression, doing too much, too soon, too fast. A training plan will eliminate that........if you stick to it!
If you don't want coaching but just need help to structure your training, no problem, we will work together, assessing where you're at, where you want to be (being realistic with that goal) and create a training plan for you to get there.
A study of 70,000 runners found that running significantly reduced the risk of osteoarthritis (Williams, P. 2013). Another smaller study (Hyldahl, RD. et al. 2016) found that 30 minutes of running had lower markers of inflammation when compared to sitting for 30 minutes.
Runners are 7 times less likely to require knee replacements
Running doesn't increase hip, back or knee problems
Running delays age-related disabilities by almost two decades.
So with the right guidance, perhaps some fine tuning of running form and technique via some gait analysis. Some strength & conditioning, a program designed with the right level of progression and running is possible, and good for you.