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"Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen."
Pete Carroll

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1:1 Run Coaching

You're a unique runner with unique goals and a busy life! It's time for truly personalized training that helps develop sustainable habits and build you to your fullest potential so you can go after those big goals you've set your sights on! 

Goals that we can help you achieve include: taking your performance to the next level at a variety of distances, building your aerobic endurance and helping you re-find the joy in running, quitting the cycle of burnout & injury, training for your first race of any distance, qualifying for the Boston Marathon, chasing down an Olympic Trials Qualifying standard, training to crush multi-race weekends like Ragnar or the Dopey Challenge, and more!

At Running Explained, we believe in the holistic development of every runner; that's why all our 1:1 coaching includes basic strength training and education about intra-run fueling & hydration We'll always emphasize the importance of recovery (including sleep and life stress management), taking your easy runs easy, and making sure your current training volume and goals make sense with your current season of life!

We hope you're looking for a coach for the long haul, not a quick fix! This means that YOU are looking for a long-term (i.e. 6 months or more) commitment with your running coach! 

1. Book your free 20-minute coaching exploration call with Coach Elisabeth!

2. Ahead of your exploration call, fill out the detailed Athlete Questionnaire - the more detail, the better!

3. Meet with Coach Elisabeth to learn more about 1:1 coaching, see if we're the right fit, and get matched with the best Running Explained coach for your needs!

4. Sign up for your coaching plan & schedule 45-60 minute onboarding with your coach to discuss your goals, history, & more!  Your coach will set you up with a Final Surge account for your training & away we go!

Book your free Coaching Exploration call with Coach Elisabeth to see if 1:1 Coaching is the right fit & be matched with a certified coach!

Please note: the onboarding process for new 1:1 athletes typically takes 1-2 weeks.

1:1 Run Coaching Plans

Basic 1:1

For the self-directed athlete!

$175/month

60-min onboarding meeting with history, evaluation, & goal-setting

Personalized, progressive, adaptive running, cross-training, basic strength +  mobility training programmed via your INCLUDED FinalSurge account​​ 

In-app training feedback every two weeks

Email check-in every two weeks

Pre-race coaching/strategy calls for "A goal" races​ (3/yr)

Guidance on performance fueling & hydration

Enrollement in all masterclass content, courses, and exclusive education!

Classic 1:1

Fully supported coaching!

$245/month

60-min onboarding meeting with history, evaluation, & goal-setting

Personalized, progressive, adaptive running, cross-training, basic strength +  mobility training programmed via your INCLUDED FinalSurge account​​ 

Unlimited schedule adjustments

Check-in via email or text minimum 1x/week

In-app training feedback weekly

Unlimited texting & email support

Unlimited coaching calls

Pre-race planning & strategy calls (unlimited)

Guidance on performance fueling & hydration

Enrollment in all masterclass content, courses, and exclusive education!

Premium 1:1
with Coach Elisabeth

$295/month

Work 1:1 with Coach Elisabeth!

60-min onboarding meeting with history, evaluation, & goal-setting

Personalized, progressive, adaptive running, cross-training, basic strength +  mobility training programmed via your INCLUDED FinalSurge account​​ 

Unlimited schedule adjustments

Check-in via email or text minimum 1x/week

In-app training feedback weekly

Unlimited texting & email support

Unlimited coaching calls

Pre-race planning & strategy calls (unlimited)

Guidance on performance fueling & hydration

Enrollment in all masterclass content, courses, and exclusive education!

**Coach Elisabeth requires a minimum commitment of 12 months

Basic and Classic Coaching plans are billed monthly as a recurring payment and do not require a minimum commitment. Premium Coaching is billed monthly as a recurring payment and requires a minimum commitment of 12 months.

I'm not a "fast" runner; can I still work with a coach?​

YES, absolutely!! We work with runners of ALL paces, goals, and experience levels! The only requirement to working with a running coach is your commitment to yourself, a desire to learn and explore your abilities, and a love of running!

I live outside the US; can I still work with a coach 1:1?​

Yes! We coach athletes around the world in a variety of countries and time zones. All our coaching is done virtually (through Final Surge, email, texting/WhatsApp, Zoom etc) so you do not need to be in the same time zone or country as your coach!

How long will it take me to reach my goal?​

No coach anywhere can guarantee specific results on a specific timeline (& if they do, run away!). What we WILL do is 1) assess where you currently are, 2) understand what your short, medium, and long-term goals are, and 3) train you as effectively as possible to help you reach the big goals you're chasing!

I want to work directly with Coach Elisabeth; how can I do that?

Coach Elisabeth maintains a limited 1:1 client roster due to the other obligations of managing Running Explained, including recording and producing weekly podcast episodes, creating educational social media content, writing blog posts, and more. She is not currently accepting new 1:1 clients, but you can join The Run Club PLUS for weekly group chat and monthly group coaching calls led by Coach Elisabeth!

What kind of training will my coach tell me to do?​

Your training will be written entirely for YOU and be based on your schedule, experience, short and long-term goals, and what else you have going on in your life! Additionally, your coach will explain why you're doing certain types of training, guide you in executing your training effectively, and help you plan multiple training cycles with different focuses and goals!

I want to lose weight; can my coach help me do that?​

We do NOT provide weight-loss coaching, and actively encourage all our athletes to fuel for performance! If you need more support than we can offer, we will refer you to a qualified Sports Registered Dietitian for help!

I need an accountability partner; will my coach do that?

Working with a coach can help you stay accountable to your training because you know someone is here looking out for your best interests and helping adjust your training so it fits into your life! We will also hold you accountable to training properly, i.e. keeping easy runs easy, executing workouts, etc. However, we are not "accountability buddies" and will not micromanage your training execution. 

How can I get the most out of
1:1 run coaching?

Be willing to communicate with your coach and express your needs, frustrations, and provide feedback (help us to help you… we aren't mind-readers!)​​ But also remember that part of growth is discomfort; your coach may program runs or workouts for you that are challenging not just from a physical standpoint, but a mental one - that's all part of the process!

Meet the Coaches

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