To work with beginner runners that want to get started with running on trail and/or road but haven’t known how to take that first step or find it to be a little too intimidating. I was that person once and I know those feelings. Nothing would make me happier than to be there providing encouragement with the hands on knowledge I’ve accumulated over the years coupled with a little science to provide a comfortable space for others where they feel like they can do what they have been dreaming about. I am by no means a fast runner myself so that’s not what the focus of my coaching will be (although, it will likely be a nice fun side effect of implementing workouts and dedication). If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in getting started with running and don’t quite know where to begin (or have already started but feel overwhelmed), keep reading for more information and we can have a conversation to see if I would be the right fit for you!
My Coaching Style
What I will bring to the table is excitement and encouragement for your journey, judgement free zone for any questions involving anything running (not just coaching related), positivity and realism for your goal setting and growing together as a team. I won’t always have the answers but if its something I can find for you, I will try my hardest and darndest! I have experience with both road running, which is what I started out with, and trail/ultra running, which is my current passion. Even though I choose and love to do the longer distances, I in no way expect that is what my athletes want to end up doing and would never pressure them to feel they would need to ever make that their goal. If you wanna train for a 5k, that’s great…I am so excited to help you get to where YOU want to go! If you would like some more information about me personally, visit the Meet MissShellShock page of this site and/or read some of my past blog posts. I am not a perfect athlete myself (no one is) therefore I would never expect that from any of the athletes I coach.
What You Will Get From Me
Remote and local coaching availability
Trail running meetups every 1-2 months with all local athletes (and any non-local athletes that want to take a vacation!)
Monthly phone or Google Hangouts meeting checkups, with daily interaction through training log
Initial meeting done by phone or Google Hangouts or in person if local and desired
Have a goal race in mind and would like to have support come race day? I would love to be there for you if I can! This would be discussed on a case by case basis.
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Let’s start the conversation on whether I would be a good fit for you!
Don’t want to commit to a coach but want some direction for a specific race?
Personalized 12 Week Training Plans for Specific Races (any range of distances): $25
Email to get started!