I’m a beginner runner, will coaching be of benefit to me?
Absolutely! Having a coach as a beginner will set you up with good habits for your future running self. It is so easy for beginners to over train and cause injury, or keep running without a purpose and lose your mojo. Having a coach will make sure you stick to a sensible but fun and challenging plan that will keep you running with enjoyment and enthusiasm.
I’ve been running for a number of years and am stuck in a rut with my times. Will a coach really be able to help me run faster?
As part of our consultation we will look at what your training has involved so far and how it can be improved. Perhaps you are doing speed work but not speed work that is specific for the race you are running, perhaps you need to work on your flexibility to help you run with better form or to improve your glute and core strength to make sure you run strong at the end of a race. Small improvements can help make big changes to your running and can lead to faster times.
How do the reviews of my training work?
Everyone on the Silver or Gold plans are asked to sign up to a free online coaching tool where I can review all your runs and feedback on individual runs. You can also email me any questions you may have at any time and I will answer within 48 hours. Depending on the plan regular formal review sessions are held every 2 or 4 weeks either by Skype, email or phone. From these reviews your training plan may be tweaked and modified to make sure you are getting the best training possible.
What happens if I become ill or injured and can’t complete my training?
I want you to achieve your goals and if an illness or a change in circumstances means you have to stop training for a while then we can pause your Silver or Gold plan until you are ready to start training again. So if you come down with a really bad cold at week 4 of a 12 week plan then I’m happy to pause the training and resume the remaining 8 weeks when you recover.
I’m finding the intensity of the training harder than I thought. Can I change my plan?
With both the Silver and Gold plans there are regular reviews throughout your training to check on your progress. There will always be parts of a training plan that are deliberately tough, without the hard workouts you won’t improve. But if it is leading to a burn out then we can look at ways of changing the plan without compromising the training.
I have a Bronze plan but think I need some more support, can I upgrade?
Yes of course you can! If you have started your training but realise you need a bit more support you can change to a Silver or Gold plan by paying the difference on a pro rata basis.
I have a Bronze plan and have questions about the training, will you help?
I want you to be comfortable with your training. Although the Bronze plan does not come with ongoing support I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the specifics of your training.
Do you have more questions? Book your free consultation now!