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Online running coaching from Run161

Customisation: The Run161 Coaching Philosophy

Icon teamwork puzzle solvingThe best training plan for you is the one tailored to your strength and weaknesses as a runner. Your current fitness, your short and long term goals, and the structure of your life matters.

To make sure that your training complements all of these factors, we need to talk. That is why scheduling a get-to-know-you talk is the first thing we do when a new runner signs up for coaching.

All Coaching Clients Get

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Personalised Training Plan

Tailored to your short and long term goals.

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Feedback on key workouts and your training progression.

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We will evaluate and tweak your training for optimal response.

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Quick responses to any questions or inquiries.

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Someone to talk to, who will offer a different perspective when the going gets tough.

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To get you out the door when the wind is fierce, and the rain is pouring.

Training: Exactly the Way You Want It

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With a comprehensive knowledge of the various training methodologies, coaching from Run161 will provide you with a training plan suited to your preference.

Whether you want to track your intensity by heart rate zones, or perhaps running power, your training plan will accommodate it. And a suggested pace range for each run, of course.

Every Run Should Have a Purpose

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When you are training to improve your fitness, it is crucial to understand why you do what you do in training. Every single run should have a specific purpose and fit into the plan to get you to the starting line in the best shape possible.

Coaching from Run161 will help you understand the purpose of every single run. Additionally, the added accountability of working with a coach will make it easier to stick to the plan.

Plans: Always Changing

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Even the best-made plan is just a plan. Life always gets in the way. Whether it is your best friend’s wedding, or a niggle preventing you from running, you have to adjust along the way.

Coaching from Run161 will modify your training to suit, in a way that safeguards the purpose of your current training block. As a result, you don’t have to spend time worrying whether the changes you are making to your plan are counterproductive.

Why Consider a Coach?

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“Even if you’re not an elite athlete, surrounding yourself with the advice and support of a coach could change your performance dramatically”

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“… recreational athletes arguably benefit even more from the attention, knowledge, and guidance of a coach.”  

Tracking: Where You Want It

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Coaching from Run161 is platform agnostic. We deliver your training plan by email and monitor your training on your platform of choice. This way, you don’t have to spend time learning yet another tool before you can take advantage of all the benefits of a personal running coach.

And communication? It’s up to you to decide if you prefer video or text-based interaction. And whether you prefer Skype, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger or something else, you will be accommodated.

Ready to Sign Up?

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Frequently Asked Questions

How fast do I have to be?

Coaching from Run161 is for all athletes. Whether you are running to improve your fitness or to claim a spot on the podium, we are happy to help you get there.

How much do I have to run?

You can run as little or as much as you want. When you sign up, we will discuss your short and long terms goals in detail. This information, along with your training history and current fitness, will be the foundation of your proposed training plan.

If your proposed training plan does not suit your schedule, we will tweak and adapt it together until we end up with the best possible training plan for you.

What happens after I sign up?

Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email where we ask a few questions. You reply to this email to schedule the initial coach-athlete talk, where we get to know each other a little better.

If we don’t hear back from you by the next day, we will reach out again to try and lock in a time for the talk. If we haven’t heard anything within a week, we will cancel your coaching plan and refund your initial payment.

How does the payment work?

When you sign up for Run161 coaching, you establish a payment subscription plan which is renewed monthly. You can see the details and manage your plan in the Members’ Area.

Run161 uses reliable third party providers Memberful and Stripe to handle subscriptions and payments.

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What if I change my mind?

There are a few crucial criteria for success when working with a coach. You have to get along with your coach, listen to him or her, and believe in their philosophy. Any athlete-coach relationship lacking this foundation, will not be productive. And, sometimes, for whatever reason, people just don’t hit it off.

When that happens, and one or more of these criteria for success is lacking, you won’t have to pay a single thing. All you have to do is let us know within the first 14 days of signing up that this isn’t exactly what you had envisioned. We will cancel your plan and refund your first payment. No questions asked

It’s as easy as that.

Additional Questions?

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Use this form to get in touch if you have additional questions about the Run161 coaching service.

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Looking for Something Different?

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Not sure that coaching is the right option for you, but still want to reap the benefits of a custom made training plan? We’ve got you covered!

Check out our Training Plans page for all the details.