Their Own Personal Running Coach
Everything the runner (or aspiring runner) in your life will need to train smart, get fit, get faster and stay healthy.
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More About Personal Running Coaching
- You didn’t have to wonder how far, how fast, or how frequently you need to train to hit your goals.
- You had a personal running coach to think about all of that for you, and all YOU had to think about was running, getting enough sleep, and what to feed the kids for dinner!
- You had a training plan specifically customised for you, targeting what YOU need to do to improve your running and reduce the risk of injury.
- You could get the right advice from expert coaches who know your fitness level and your running history, rather than googling for answers.
Wouldn’t that make life a bit more simple?
How It Works…
A training plan that works for you so you’re consistent with your training. You’ll get fitter and see results faster. Logging your training means you’ll see just how far you’ve come. You’ll be part of a community of supportive runners and coaches, so you’ll never feel like you’re training alone.
You log your training sessions, and your experienced coaches will give you regular feedback, adjusting your program based on your training. You’ll get helpful hints, sage advice, and high fives. We closely monitor you to keep you on target to hit your running goals, and to keep your risk of injury low.
Your training schedule is customised just for you. Recent training & race results, as well as your work/life commitments are taken into account when we plan your training. We work to your strengths, and focus on eliminating weaknesses. You get time efficient training that gives results.
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What Type of People Do We Coach?
Whatever type of runner you are you’ll see the benefits of a time efficient, customised training plan, coaching support and an on-line community. From absolute beginners with no running experience to seasoned runners, we have the experience to take you to the next level with your running.
If you struggle to run more than a few minutes without having to stop, and you don’t know how to get started with your training, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve had 8 years in business guiding true beginners through a training plan which gently encourages them towards being able to run for 30 minutes without stopping. If beginners find it too hard to run, generally, they are doing something wrong. It’s our mission to put that right.
More Advanced Beginners
We take the guesswork out of training for beginners who are training for their first event. You don’t need to be guessing what you should be doing, when you should be doing it, or how you should be doing it. We don’t use fancy running jargon which over complicates the issue. We’ve trained literally hundreds of women in the early stages of their running career to run their first fun run. We know what it’s like when you first start out. It’s exciting, but sometimes a bit daunting. Our coaches are very experienced in offering beginners just the right level of support, and helping you through the scary bits!
Intermediate to Advanced Runners
If you’ve been running for a while and you’re looking to improve on your times from the 5km to the Marathon, or anywhere in between, then having a training program that is truly customised to your needs is an invaluable tool. Based on your training, your current fitness, previous race results, history of injury (hopefully just a short history, if any history at all), we’ll build a training program based on your strengths and weaknesses.
In addition to a training schedule personally customized to you and your goals, you’ll have an expert to answer all of your questions.
Age is no barrier…
You don’t have to stop running, just because you’re getting a few grey hairs. By having a long term, adaptive strategy, which emphasises good recovery, and ensures every kilometer counts, you can stay fit, healthy, and maybe even crack a few personal records.
Many of our runners are in the “masters” category, or fast approaching it, and we’ve seen them surprise themselves with some fantastic gains through dedication, consistency, and a sensible approach to training. You’ll find you’ll be amazed by what you can do too.
Nor is a busy lifestyle…
Whatever your lifestyle, and no matter how busy you are, running can be a part of your life. Your custom training plan will adapt to your schedule. You train on the days that you can train, and if you have to miss a training session due to your busy work or family life, your coach will help you make the adjustments you need to keep on track.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will my training plan be delivered?
We use state of the art software to deliver your training program to you. Once your coach has designed the first four weeks of your training program (within 3 working days of receiving your questionnaire and clarifying any details), you’ll receive login details. Here you’ll be able to log your completed training sessions, make comments and record some simple metrics such as sleep and heart rate, so that we can keep track of how your body is coping with the training we’ve set. Your coach will also make comments within your training log.
You can ask questions within your training log, and also on the Members Facebook page. On the Facebook page, you’ll also be able to connect with other Hooked on Runners, and take part in discussions on all things running. For questions specific to your training, it’s usually best to pop them in your training log to be sure to get a prompt answer.
Your training program will look something like this
Overview of training plan
Will it work for me?
For sure. We create training plans for all race distances, and for all levels of ability. Even if you haven’t run since primary school, we can help! We keep on top of your training, and monitor you closely. We’ve trained hundreds of runners, and have been running for a fair while ourselves! We keep up to date with the latest research on training and coaching. Add that to over 45 years of combined coaching experience, and you’re giving yourself the best chance for success. We can’t kick you out of bed in the morning, but we’re offering the next best thing!
How frequently does my coach give feedback?
That depends on the level of coaching you’ve registered for. You’ll receive feedback from our coaching staff at least once a week (usually more) on our basic customised coaching level. If you opt for the premium level, you’ll receive your own dedicated coach who’ll be in contact via your training log two to three times a week, and/or via email for more detailed feedback. If we feel you’re going through a period when you need more support, we’ll give it to you. Our Woman to Woman premium online trainers will see their coach once a week, and receive feedback via the training log and email.
Need More Info?
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